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Early pioneer of Louisiana trust law and Tulane alumnus, Judge Pappy Little, has died
Tulane Law alumnus the Honorable Frank A. “Pappy” Little, Jr. (A&S ’58, L ‘61), who served on the federal bench for 22 years with distinction and was a pioneer in Louisiana trust law, has died. He was 87. Little, who in 2023 was inducted into the Tulane Law School Hall of Fame, was retired...
Richard Lazarus, one of the nation’s foremost environmental lawyers and the former executive director of the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling, will keynote the 29th annual Tulane Environmental Law and Policy Summit Feb. 23 and 24. Lazarus will speak... Read more
Second-year law student Pablo Gonzales has been elected editor-in-chief of Volume 99 of the Tulane Law Review, the first Latino and Mexican American to lead the school’s flagship journal in its 109-year history. “Being selected for membership on Law Review was already exciting, but being chosen... Read more
Tracie Ransom, Tulane Law School’s Assistant Dean for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, is being recognized later this month by Diverse as one of 40 women across the nation who have made important contributions to higher education. The online publication announced that it will kick off Women’s... Read more
"Legacy" and "pushing boundaries" are words Black Law Student Association President Victoria Branch uses to describe what’s happening in Tulane’s chapter this year. And she has a lot to celebrate, starting with the Tulane BLSA chapter’s recognition last month as the Southwest Regional Chapter of... Read more
Sam Brandao (L’12), who has served as a professor in the Civil Rights and Federal Practice Clinic since 2016, has been named the Director of the Clinic, Interim Dean Sally Richardson announced. Brandao has supervised nearly 100 student attorneys during that time, guiding them through the... Read more
 It’s a hat trick!   For the third time in a row, Tulane Law’s Thurgood Marshall Appellate Team has won the Southwest Regional Championship in the Black Law Student Association Moot Court Competition. BLSA’s appellate team has dominated this competition for the past three years, and this year’s... Read more
Joe West, partner and Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer at Duane Morris, LLP, is among this year’s honorees in the Tulane Law Hall of Fame. West, who is from Louisiana and is a member of the Tulane Law class of 1986, has seen the evolution of DEI over many decades, in positions as in-... Read more
Tulane’s intersession legal boot camps have a new-ish kid on the block: a whole new track on trademark law. The long-running legal boot camps – running for more than a decade – have long had programs for students to spend an intense week of training in criminal litigation, civil litigation, and... Read more
The legal hurdles and opportunities of negotiating global climate change initiatives is the subject of the 2024 Eason-Weinmann Lecture Feb. 19.   This year’s lecturer is Dr. Jutta Brunnée, Dean of the University of Toronto School of Law, a world-renowned authority on international environmental... Read more
Tulane Law icons, Professors Stacy Seicshnaydre and Robert Westley, whose collective work in civil rights and constitutional law have shaped the careers of hundreds of students, were awarded the Faculty EDI Excellence in Teaching Award, one of the university’s highest teaching honors in EDI. In... Read more
It’s not every day that law students can argue a case at the appellate level, but for two in the Tulane Civil Rights and Federal Practice Clinic, doing just that earlier this month was the culmination of their law school years, and an experience they’ll never forget.  For starters, third-year law... Read more
So many things have changed in the 36-plus years Professor Mark Wessman has taught at Tulane Law School, and then not so much. Sure, the law has changed and gone through many revisions. Now, there is cryptocurrency to explore and NFTs. But some things are constant, he said. The students are still... Read more
Lisa Jordan, Director of Tulane's nationally-recognized Environmental Law Clinic, has been appointed to serve on the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council, an independent advisory board to the EPA. Jordan has been part of the Clinic for over 20 years; during that time, she has supervised... Read more
Louisiana is uniquely poised to take advantage of the wind power available in the Gulf of Mexico, power that can produce 510,000 megawatts of offshore wind energy each year. Last fall, the federal government tried to auction the leases for more than 300,000 acres in federal waters off the Gulf,... Read more
The New Year has Tulane Law student Ellen Bloom looking back, just a little.  What is she most grateful for at the moment? The meal train, of course!  Let’s explain. Bloom is the rare student who was pregnant in law school – it just doesn’t happen too often because of the academic pressures – and... Read more