The most fabled book in Louisiana legal history – the de la Vergne volume -- has been gifted to Tulane Law School, an original founding document that details not only the laws of the 1808 Louisiana territory but also contains the hand-written notes of its principal codifier.
The manuscript, a...
If you’re going to be in charge of what is considered the Bible of Louisiana civil law, it helps to learn from the master.
That’s just the path Tulane Law Professor Ron Scalise (L’00) took as the new editor of the 2019 Louisiana Civil Code, Volumes I and II, which was published this month and is... Read more
Does valuation matter when negotiating a merger deal? Does a company’s debt make it more or less attractive in a takeover situation? How can two companies merge completely different cultures to make one, improved entity?
High-level corporate expertise can be the arrow missing in a young lawyer’s... Read more
New Orleans veteran appellate lawyer Barry Ashe (A&S ’78, L’84) has been sworn in to a lifelong judgeship on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.
Ashe, who was nominated in September by President Donald Trump and recommended to the bench by La. Sen. John Kennedy, had... Read more
The Court of Appeal for England and Wales has issued a major ruling that puts to rest an international debate over whether someone can arrest a ship without first putting up security, in an opinion that widely quotes the work of Tulane Law Professor Martin Davies and articles in the Tulane Maritime... Read more
A first-time visit to the United States is all the more memorable when the destination is New Orleans.
That's what 25 Chinese students from Xiangtan University in Hunan Province are learning as they visit Tulane Law School and its dynamic city over the next two weeks.
The visit is part of a faculty... Read more
The Delaware Chancery Court recently relied in part on a 2016 article by Tulane Law Prof. Ann Lipton to hold that Delaware corporations may not use provisions in their charters to curb the rights of shareholders to sue for fraud and other misconduct.
Lipton’s article in the Georgetown Law Journal... Read more
As a “giant” on the bench of the country’s leading arbiter of corporate governance, Tulane Law alumnus Andrew G.T. Moore wrote and shaped much of the landmark case law that continues to guide the organization and conduct of American business today.
Moore (L’60), a justice on the Delaware Supreme... Read more
Tulane Law 2018 graduate Rachel Mazur has been awarded the Ralph C. Menapace Fellowship in Urban Land Use Law, sponsored by the Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS).
Her two-year term began in September, and she was formally welcomed as the Menapace Fellow during a reception hosted by the J. M.... Read more
Tulane Adjunct Prof. of Law Jason Waguespack (L’91) has been installed president of the New Orleans Bar Association (NOBA).
Waguespack is managing director at Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith and specializes in maritime law, as well as corporate law and insurance defense. At Tulane, he... Read more
The director of Tulane’s new Center for Environmental Law has been appointed by Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards to a four-year term on the Advisory Commission on Coastal Protection, Restoration and Conservation.
Mark Davis, who is also director of the Tulane Institute on Water Resources Law and... Read more
Two Tulane Law students are moving on to what is considered the ‘championship round’ of intraschool Moot Court competitions.
Julissa Hunte and Joseph Trytten, both third-year law students, will compete for the top spot ‘on the marble’ in the Moot Court Honorary Round in January.“I enjoy appellate... Read more
A Tulane Law alumnus is the first American elected president of the prestigious Comité Maritime International (CMI), the largest international organization of maritime law.
Christopher Davis (L’79) was chosen for the position at CMI’s annual assembly in London last week and will serve a three-year... Read more
Tulane experts talk midterms and Tulane’s teaching kitchen earns national notice. That’s all part of Tulane News in Review.
Tulane political scientist Mirya Holman talked women in politics as voters went to the polls. NBC News, the Christian Science Monitor, Governing and more... Read more
In the photo, Barry Williams’ face says it all: After decades behind bars, he’s smiling and embracing – with a big, hefty hug – his attorney of six years.
Williams walked out of the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola on Thursday free, 41 years after he was convicted at the age of 17 of second-... Read more
Second-year Tulane Law student Marissa Shevins has been hard at work this political season.
Her efforts working as an intern with the Unanimous Jury Coalition paid off on Tuesday (Nov. 6) when Louisiana voters passed a ballot measure that allow it to join the 48 other states in requiring unanimous... Read more