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Tulane Law alumna nominated as 1st Black woman to fill appeals court seat
President Biden has nominated Tulane Law alumna Nancy Gbana Abudu (L’99) to serve as a judge on the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, becoming the first African-American woman to serve on the court. Abudu, the daughter of immigrants from Ghana, is deputy legal director and interim director for...
He is an internationally renowned scholar on reparations and the constitutional guarantee of equality and a mentor to Tulane Law students delving into the intersection of race and the law for more than 25 years. For his commitment to addressing profound contemporary and historic social... Read more
Together with his family, Tulane Law School will celebrate the life of Prof. Robert Sloan, a Senior Research Fellow at the Tulane Center for Energy Law who died last year of a rare form of brain cancer. The event will take place at 5 p.m. Nov. 15 at the law school’s John Giffen Weinmann Hall, 6329... Read more
Tulane Law alumna Nina King (L’05) made history this summer when she was named the new athletic director at Duke University, becoming the first Black woman to hold the position, and only one of three Black women AD’s among Power 5 schools. During more than13 years at Duke, King has served as the... Read more
Tulane Law School will celebrate on Nov. 8 the life Professor Emeritus George Strickler, who fought to desegregate Southern schools and for civil rights in the 1960s, and served on the law faculty for 37 years. Friends, former colleagues, and family are invited to celebrate Strickler's life at 4:... Read more
Tulane University's Special Olympic (TUSO) program has reached new heights with a pair of national accolades for its meaningful and inclusive work with Special Olympic athletes. ESPN selected the TUSO program as one of the Top 5 Unified Special Olympics Sports groups in the nation and also named... Read more
Tulane Law School has received one of the largest financial commitments for student scholarships ever from alumnus David Zhang (L’91) and his wife, Yibing Mao – a half-million donation that will double to $1 million under the NextWave Challenge program.  Zhang, a partner with Kirkland & Ellis... Read more
The Institute on Water Resources Law & Policy and the Tulane Center for Environmental Law  is hosting an event with three leading legal voices to discuss the seminal Public Trust Doctrine in Louisiana Nov. 12 in an event to be held both online and in-person. Panelists Judge James L. Dennis of... Read more
One of the nation’s premier civil rights attorneys and President of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund,  Sherrilyn Ifill, will be the keynote speaker at the biennial Tulane Black Law Alumni Reunion in February. Ifill’s speech will take place as part of the Saturday events of the BLA... Read more
A new era in college athletics began on July 1, 2021, and the landscape of college athletics has shifted for the nation’s student-athletes. For the first time in the 100-year history of the NCAA, college athletes can now receive almost unlimited compensation, including the use of their name, image... Read more
Tulane Law’s Center for Energy Law and the Texas law firm of Baker Botts are co-hosting a breakfast program focused on ESG issues facing the oil and gas industry on Friday, Oct. 22. The  program, titled, “ESG in Oil and Gas: How Upstream, Midstream and Investors are Rising to the Challenge,” will... Read more
Tulane Law School is bringing its Eason Weinmann Lecture on International and Comparative Law to the public Tuesday Oct. 26 at 5:30 p.m. The lecture, the first of the law school’s lecture series to be held in person in over a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, also will be online via webinar. The... Read more
Kwasi Agyeman (L’22) is among a handful of local law students who have been awarded the Law School Scholarship by the Louis A. Martinet Legal Society in New Orleans. Agyeman hails from Brooklyn, N.Y., and is a research assistant at the Tulane Corporate Law Institute, where he helps in organizing... Read more
Prof. Katie Schwartzmann, Director of Tulane Law School’s First Amendment Law Clinic, has been appointed as court monitor overseeing a settlement to abolish controversial tactics used by the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office to secure the cooperation of witnesses, according to filings. The... Read more
Tulane Law’s annual recognition of Constitution Day takes place Friday, Sept. 17 from noon to 1 p.m. in a virtual format. This year’s event will highlight “Voting Rights and the Constitution” with a panel that includes Allegra Lawrence-Hardy, the lead counsel representing Fair Fight Action in the... Read more
Born in segregated America, George Marion Strickler was a man who spent most of his life fighting to end the practice, whether it was protesting on behalf of Black students to gain access to college admissions or lunch counters, or ligitating for the desegregation of southern public schools. As a... Read more

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