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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...
From the uncertain future of the Paris climate accord to the first-ever export of U.S. liquefied natural gas (from a Louisiana port, no less) to central Europe to emerging cyber threats against global power grids, a succession of headlines confirms that energy policy is central to the future... Read more
Tulane University Law School has named Kim Talus, a renowned European scholar of energy law, as inaugural holder of the James McCulloch Chair in Energy Law. Talus also will become founding director of the new Tulane Center for Energy Law when he joins the law faculty in January 2018. The chair was... Read more
With exams and the spring semester behind them, Tulane Law faculty gathered looking out over the Mississippi River on a sparkling sunny day for rejuvenating debate: What about trust in government in the Trump era? Can a legal case be made supporting reparations for wrongful enslavement? How can the... Read more
By Mary Cross In March, “Fairly Traceable,” the newest play by Tulane Law School alum Mary Kathryn Nagle (L ’08), premiered in the Wells Fargo Theater at the Autry Museum of the American West in Los Angeles. Delving into climate change’s impact on Native American communities, the work was inspired... Read more
Walter E. Blessey Jr. (A&S ’67, L ’70) says that some of his earliest childhood memories were of toddling on Tulane University’s leafy campus. On May 19, he was back under the oaks at the Audubon Tea Room, just a stone’s throw from campus, accepting a Lifetime Achievement Award from Tulane... Read more
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

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