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Discussion on the Public Trust Doctrine to be held Nov. 12
The Institute on Water Resources Law & Policy and the Tulane Environmental Law Center 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 the...
Nine students from Xiangtan University in China arrived at Tulane Law School this summer, the first cohort of students as part of an important academic partnership between the two universities. The students are enrolled in Tulane’s LLM program, studying international finance and credit law. Last... Read more
A Tulane Law alumna who is a leading voice to ban single-use plastic straws has co-authored a report seeking to do the same with plastic bottles. The report by drinking water experts Lisa Kaas Boyle (L'90), co-founder of Plastic Pollution Coalition and legal policy advisor to WeTap, and Evelyn... Read more
More than 200 new first-year law students arrived at Tulane Law Aug. 19 for orientation, spending a week preparing for what will be a fast-paced first semester of law. “While, nationally, there has been a 3.2 percent increase in applicants to law school this year, applicants are being more... Read more
On Friday, Tulane University President Mike Fitts officially welcomed the Class of 2023 at the 2019 Convocation, held at McAlister Hall. (Photos by Sally Asher)
It’s going to be a banner year for alumnae of Tulane Law School. This fall, two illustrious women graduates take the helm of two of the most significant legal organizations in the country – the American Bar Association (ABA) and the National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ). This month, Judy... Read more
For his pioneering role in modern environmental law and as one of the world’s most committed advocates of protecting nature, Tulane Law Prof. Oliver Houck was honored with the American Bar Association’s 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award in Environmental, Energy, and Resources Law and Policy, one of... Read more
Tulane Law Professor Kristin Johnson, a leading national voice on the implications of artificial intelligence (AI) for American law and public policy, testified before the U.S. House of Representatives’ Finance Services Committee in July. Johnson, the McGlinchey Stafford Professor of Law, the... Read more
Tulane Law Prof. Ron Scalise (BA’97, L’00), who is the editor of the Louisiana Civil Code and has established himself as a foremost expert in the state’s unique legal tenets, has been elected to the American Law Institute, the nation’s most influential legal reform organization. Founded in 1923,... Read more
A seasoned environmental litigator, a civil rights attorney, a scholar focused on discrimination law and an expert on public international law have joined Tulane Law School as the newest members of its faculty. One joins the Tulane Environmental Law Clinic, two are Fellows and one is a Visiting... Read more
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