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Gov. Edwards: Environmental law center will help La., world, address climate woes
Tulane’s Center for Environmental law is a critical component to help save Louisiana’s fragile coastline while expanding the state’s expertise in the balance of natural resources, Gov. John Bel Edwards told those gathered at Tulane Law School to mark the Center’s launch March 21. Calling that...
Feisty and fearless, Marian Mayer Berkett fought government corruption as a law student and forged a path for other women in the legal profession. The last surviving member of Tulane Law School’s famed Class of 1937 and Louisiana’s oldest attorney, Berkett died June 4, 2017, at age 104. But she... Read more
Tulane Law School Professor Guiguo Wang, a leading authority on international trade and economic law, visited Oxford University on June 1 to discuss ways in which China’s “Belt and Road” trade initiative might spur new forms of international legal cooperation. In a lecture at Oxford’s China Centre... Read more
ing up, siblings Ann and George Webb knew Tulane University from the inside out. Their father, also named George, taught electrical engineering for 37 years. Their mother, Dorothy Webb (L ’80), started Tulane Law when Ann was in high school and George III in middle school, one of several women in... Read more
U.S. Rep Cedric Richmond (L ’98) Quoting statesman Daniel Webster, Chinese philosopher Confucius and even legendary pro baseball slugger Hank Aaron, U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond urged Tulane University Law School graduates to make sure that “justice and equality are more than just words on a page.” Richmond (L ’98) welcomed members... Read more
Tulane Law School’s 2017 graduation week included presentation of student and faculty awards for academic excellence, leadership and public service. On May 19, student awards were announced and new members were sworn in to the Order of the Coif (17) and Order of the Barristers (10). View awards... Read more
Members of Tulane University Law School’s 2017 graduating class have performed 18,134 hours of pro bono work during their three years of law school. That’s an average of 104 hours per student and far more than what’s required. The law class of 2017 is the last with a 30-hour pro bono minimum.... Read more
Professor Jancy Hoeffel endears herself to students inside and outside the classroom: from the way she encourages discussion about tough topics like constitutional protections against police abuses to her generosity with writing advice even for students who haven’t yet taken her classes. Current... Read more
Tulane University has recognized five members of Tulane Law’s Class of 2017 with university-wide honors for their academic excellence, service and leadership. Johannah Cousins, Samantha Pfotenhauer and Andrew Waters received the Tulane 34 Award, which is presented to only 34 graduates across all... Read more
American Maritime Cases, publisher of collected volumes of significant maritime law decisions by U.S. federal and state courts and other legal decisions important to the industry, has dedicated its 2016 Annual Bound Volumes to Tulane Law School’s Martin Davies, Admiralty Law Institute Professor of... Read more
On May 1, 21 Tulane University Law School alumni were sworn in to the U.S. Supreme Court bar to be able to practice in the high court. Dean David Meyer, a Supreme Court bar member who clerked for Justice Byron White in 1992-93, moved membership of the attorneys before the justices, who also issued... Read more
Members of Tulane University Law School’s 2017 graduating class have performed 18,134 hours of pro bono work during their three years of law school. That’s an average of 104 hours per student, multiple times what’s required. The Class of 2017 is the last with a 30-hour pro bono minimum. Starting... Read more
Effective courtroom lawyering requires knowing the facts of the case and the applicable law, but also the art of advocacy. Third-year Tulane Law School student William Igbokwe says he’s spent hours practicing hand gestures and facial expressions, watching lawyers perform and viewing videos of... Read more
Though a Louisiana-style downpour deluged New Orleans streets the first morning of Tulane’s Corporate Law Institute, the mood was sunny among the 600-plus lawyers, bankers and other professionals talking deal making inside the Roosevelt Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Kurt Simon, J.P. Morgan’s global... Read more
Attorney Kevin Yorn says Tulane Law School attracts adventurers. And studying with classmates full of ideas and professors from all over the world, he says, opened channels in his thought process that encouraged him to “get outside the lines a little bit and not live my business life in a linear... Read more
Nominated to the federal bench in 1995 by President Bill Clinton, Fallon has emerged as the nation's go-to judge for complex, multidistrict litigation cases involving thousands of plaintiffs and hundreds of lawyers, including the drugs Xarelto, Vioxx and Propulsid, and the Chinese drywall... Read more