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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...
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
The Tulane Law Review honored U.S. District Judge Eldon Fallon (L ’62) as its Alumnus of the Year at the journal’s annual banquet April 20. 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... Read more
Amanda Crawford (L ’17) has won a Burton Award for legal writing, the third Tulane Law winner in four years in the highly competitive program that celebrates writing in the legal profession. Allison Skopec (L ’18) has won the law student writing competition sponsored by the Admiralty and Maritime... Read more
Tulane Law Professor Oliver Houck’s book Taking Back Eden has been published in Chinese by Peking University Press, thanks to the efforts of Tulane LLM graduate Mingqing You (LLM ’05), now with Wuhan University and a regular reporter of recent developments in his country. Professor Oliver Houck... Read more
A chance to share appetizers, bourbon and cigars with Professors Sally Richardson and Ron Scalise drew the highest bid at the 2017 auction raising funds for Tulane University Law School’s Public Interest Law Foundation. More than 150 students, faculty members and alumni helped raise $19,500 through... Read more
This month, on the same day, “60 Minutes” featured Tulane Law Prof. Pam Metzger’s work in freeing a wrongfully accused man from jail, and The Washington Post ran an op-ed by Prof. Marjorie Kornhauser describing her work with a team of Tulane Law students to promote basic tax literacy in the New... Read more
With the addition of eight members over the past two years, the Tulane Law Dean’s Advisory Board has further expanded its role in providing vital support for the future of the law school. In March, the newest members joining the board were Victoria Reggie Kennedy (L ’79), Judy Perry Martinez (L ’82... Read more
On April 16, “60 Minutes“ on CBS examined New Orleans' overburdened and underfunded public defender system. Among the experts whose work was highlighted was Tulane Law Professor Pam Metzger, who has long worked to improve the delivery of public defense services. Metzger, the Robert A. Ainsworth... 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
First-year Tulane Law student Will Prorok hopes to practice patent law and make technology more accessible in the public interest realm, but he couldn’t pass up the opportunity to join students from an energy law course for a tour of Entergy’s Waterford 3 nuclear power plant on the Mississippi... Read more
A government contractor. A kickback scheme. Fraud charges. Millions of dollars invested for public employees’ retirement funds at stake. Though it sounds full of fiscal intrigue, the case of Leidos v. Indiana Public Retirement System didn’t get widespread attention on March 27 when the U.S. Supreme... Read more

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