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Alumnus who paved the way for African Americans in law honored
For his lifetime commitment to diversity in the law profession and to his peers, Tulane Law alumnus Wayne Lee (L’74) received the Martinet Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award at their annual gala in early September. Lee, a distinguished litigator who serves on the Tulane Law Dean’s Advisory...
Tulane Law alumnus Thomas Lane (L'91) Bernard Lane was an Army Ranger with two bronze stars and one of the toughest soldiers you’d ever meet. Richard Morrison, having lived through alcoholism, spent his life counseling others in crisis and despair. Both lived in loving relationships with partners in the 70s, when being openly gay in... Read more
Tulane Law School is launching a new Immigrants’ Rights Law Clinic to prepare students to meet the rapidly growing crisis in access to justice for detainees, announced Dean David Meyer. The new clinic, supported by a generous seed gift of $400,000 by the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, comes... Read more
It’s a Silver Anniversary for the International Legislative Drafting Institute  which helps shape laws around the world—and in the process, makes lives better. The Public Law Center (TPLC) of Tulane Law School convened its 25th annual Institute in June with 44 participants from eight countries... Read more
Walter Wadlington, a Tulane Law graduate and former professor who went on to become a giant in the field of family and medical law, passed away last month at the age of 88. Wadlington (L’54) attended Duke University (BA) and Tulane Law (where he was editor-in-chief of the Tulane Law Review and... Read more
Tulane Law alumnus U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond has been tapped to be the first national co-chairman of the Joe Biden campaign. With the appointment, Richmond (L’98) gains a major leadership role in the former vice president’s 2020 presidential run, a move that The New York Times said “could bolster... Read more
Tulane Law this week will co-host the 10th annual International Conference on the New Haven School of Jurisprudence in Hangzhou, China, an event that studies how legal principles can advance human dignity. The conference – founded and led by Tulane Law Prof. Guiguo Wang – is hosted annually by... Read more
The message of Tulane Law School’s 168th commencement May 18 was about giving back to country and to others through the privilege of the law profession. Keynote speaker Hon. Judge L. Felipe Restrepo (L’86), urged graduates to take chances in their careers, and to give back through pro bono work,... Read more
Five Tulane University faculty members received universitywide teaching awards during the 2019 Commencement ceremony — two Suzanne and Stephen Weiss Presidential Fellows Awards for Undergraduate Teaching, which recognize excellence in undergraduate teaching, student advising, and instructional... Read more
“Wherever you go, don’t forget the lessons of this place,” Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, told graduates at Tulane University Commencement on Saturday, May 18.  More than 3,000 candidates representing all 50 states, more than 50 countries, and each of the university’s nine schools earned their academic... Read more
Tulane Law School honored dozens of third-year students who had excelled in scholarship, leadership, academics and service during the annual Graduation Awards ceremonies Friday, May 17, at the John Giffen Weinmann Hall, on the eve of 2019 commencement.  The class of 2019 has excellend academically... Read more
Tulane Law Professor Kristin Johnson explored the implications of artificial intelligence for American law and public policy at a special program this weekend that kicked off the annual meeting of the prestigious American Law Institute (ALI). Johnson, the McGlinchey Stafford Professor of Law and... Read more
Three Tulane Law students were among the recipients of one of the univeristy’s highest student honors, the Tulane 34 Award. Anais Moore-Jaccard, Erin Marie Morrissey and Radha Venkata Padma Yerramilli, were recognized Thursday, May 17 for their exemplary leadership, service and academic excellence... Read more
The inaugural Tulane Center for Environmental Law $1000 prize for an outstanding comment submitted by a student to the Tulane Environmental Law Journal is going to Daniel Stein, a rising 3L student.  Stein's comment “Protecting the Artic Environment from Northwest Passage Shipping in an Era of... Read more
Note to the New Orleans community: If there is a need locally that’s not being met, please call Tulane student Lydia Winkler. In four years as a Tulane Law and A.B. Freeman School of Business MBA student, she has: Taken to court a landlord who refused to return her deposit and won; Turned that... Read more
There is nothing easy about law school. It is three years of relentless, complex and demanding work. Now imagine attending one of the nation’s most rigorous law schools following a diagnosis – and subsequent treatment – for stomach cancer. “I thought I would have to take time off,” said Gerald... Read more

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