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International Legislative Drafting Institute celebrates 25 years at Tulane
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 this week with 44 participants from eight...
The trend is troubling, Gajda writes, because despite some legitimate reasons to withhold these videos from public view, the court decisions are extending to other public records like the use of mugshots, sometimes solely on the basis of what might happen to the information once released. “Taken... Read more
American Bar Association President Hilarie Bass didn’t envision herself at a big law firm after she graduated.“I did not grow up around lawyers, or for that matter, people who had degrees,” she said. And yet, 36 years later, she remains at her very first law firm, Greenberg Traurig, which has grown... Read more
Lezlie Griffin, assistant Dean for Career Services at the University of Alabama School of Law, has been named as Tulane Law School’s new Assistant Dean for Career Development and Diversity Initiatives.  Griffin will assume responsibility both for the newly reorganized and expanded Career... Read more
The president of the American Bar Association, Hilarie Bass, will visit Tulane Law School to address Tulane and Loyola Law students Thurs., Nov. 9, and discuss the importance of leadership in legal practice.Bass will speak from 1:45 to 2:45 p.m. in Room 110 on “Engaged Leadership as a Lawyer: A Q... Read more
Tulane Law School is hosting the 10th annual ClassCrits conference, drawing together a diverse network of scholars, activists, and lawyers from across the country exploring themes of economic justice in law, on Nov. 10-11. The conference, organized by Saru Matambanadzo, Tulane’s Moise Steeg... Read more
For many Tulane students, the last weekend in October involved preparing for Halloween or attending Voodoo Fest.  That wasn't the case for four talented Tulane Moot Court students who took second place in a prestigious national mock trial competition. The third-year law students took part in both... Read more
Students from Tulane’s Environmental Law Clinic got a first-hand look at the vast but struggling Maurepas Swamp last week, and the continuing efforts to restore the wetlands.Bob Marshall, an environmental reporter and Pulitzer-Prize winner with the Times-Picayune, met students and spoke to them... Read more
Something is happening. A court in Argentina grants a writ of habeas corpus to a chimpanzee, held in captivity. A court in Colombia follows, this time with a bear, characterizing it as a “sentient being.” A court in New Zealand ratifies a consent agreement according the Whanganui River its own... Read more
The Tulane Maritime Law Center hosted back-to-back events in Panama in October, gathering lawyers, government officials, and scholars to chart the future of maritime trade in the wake of a $5.25-billion expansion of the Panama Canal. The events included a day-long seminar on emerging issues in... Read more
It was, ironically, the ceaseless conflict of work as a litigator that led John Allelo (L ’87) into some of the world’s most fraught conflict zones, working with refugees, former child soldiers, and victims of genocide.It all happened because he took a risk – taking a leave of absence from his... Read more
Within a month of being sworn in to Tulane Law School’s Domestic Violence Clinic, third-year law student Jessica Greenberg was already representing a client. “My co-counsel and I were one of the first groups in the clinic to have a hearing,” she said. “I cannot think of any better preparation than... Read more
Perhaps there is no nobler aspect of a Tulane Law School education than the tradition of providing pro bono community service to indigent clients and the public. Since the Pro Bono program began 30 years ago, Tulane students have donated more than 600,000 hours of legal assistance to the New... Read more
Tulane University Law School graduates had the highest passing rate on the Louisiana State Bar Exam administered in July, according to results released by the Louisiana Supreme Court Committee. In all, 91 percent of Tulane students passed the bar on their first attempt, compared to the state... Read more
Within a month of being sworn in to Tulane Law School’s Domestic Violence Clinic, third-year law student Jessica Greenberg was already representing a client. “My co-counsel and I were one of the first groups in the clinic to have a hearing,” she said. “I cannot think of any better preparation... Read more
Professor Nick Stephanopoulos, a professor from the University of Chicago, will be speaking to the Tulane chapter of the American Constitution Society about political gerrymandering this Friday at 4 p.m. in room 110. Professor Stephanopoulos will be arguing Gill v. Whitford before the Supreme... Read more

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