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Tulane Law alumna nominated as 1st Black woman to fill appeals court seat
President Biden has nominated Tulane Law alumna Nancy Gbana Abudu (L’99) to serve as a judge on the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, becoming the first African-American woman to serve on the court. Abudu, the daughter of immigrants from Ghana, is deputy legal director and interim director for...
When it comes to the delicate balance of life in lakes, rivers and bayous, it’s really all about the oxygen. So when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved a state rule in 2016 that would allow for more pollutants in the waterways of the North Shore of Lake Pontchartrain --... Read more
Tulane’s 24th Annual Environmental Law & Policy Summit capped off Tulane’s Climate Action Week with two days of panels and speeches featuring local and national experts, practitioners, writers, scientists, activists, and teachers.   Several hundred people, including students from Tulane,... Read more
The Tulane Law Review hosted its annual awards ceremony -- celebrating the accomplishments of this year's writers and editors - April 3 at the Audubon Tea Room. With a backdrop of New Orleans' famed Audubon Park, with its massive oak trees and the sight of an occasional peacock wandering by, the... Read more
The Coastal and Wetlands Law seminar took a field trip to Cocodrie, La., and the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) in mid-March to put legal issues surrounding Louisiana’s wetlands into real-world context. The field trip, hosted by LUMCON professor and Tulane Adjunct Professor Alex... Read more
What began as a battle by a first-year Tulane law student to get her rental deposit back from a prickly landlord is officially the hottest startup in New Orleans. Lydia Winkler, a JD-MBA who graduates in May, and Marco Nelson, an A.B. Freeman School of Business MBA student, won the top prize at... Read more
James “Jimmy” Coleman, Jr., a Tulane Law alumnus, philanthropist and visionary businessman who annually hosted dozens of international students to his lavish Uptown home for a decidedly New Orleans-style welcome, passed away last week. He was 77. Coleman, a 1968 graduate of the law school and a... Read more
Tulane Law School,  Tulane’s Murphy Institute and Boston College Law School hosted an annual Tax Roundtable March 22, a day-long academic conference that brought together tax scholars from around the country, resident Tulane faculty and Tulane students for discussion and debate about the important... Read more
Tulane Center for Energy Law is hosting its first annual Tulane Energy Law Conference: The Changing Landscape for Cross-Border Energy Transactions Thursday March 28 and Friday March 29. The forum will gather global experts from industry, government and the legal academics to discuss current... Read more
Continuing our celebration of #womenshistorymonth, Tulane Law School hosted the Women in Sports Law panel, that included several distinguished alumni working in the field. A big thank you (L-R) to Erinn Banks (L'13), Associate Director for NCAA Compliance, Tulane University; Lesli D. Harris (L'02... Read more
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... Read more
Senior Corporate Counsel at Google Ruth Ann Castro (L'00) is the keynote speaker of the 24th annual Environmental Law & Policy Summit Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23,  the  annual meeting of top scholars in environmental science, law and policy at Tulane Law School. The student-run... Read more
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards will mark the official launch of the Tulane Center for Environmental Law with a keynote speech in late March, a nod to the importance Tulane Law School’s work as an international powerhouse in the field. To mark the occasion, Edwards will make his address March 21... Read more
Tulane Law School is hosting its annual Dermot S. McGlinchey Lecture on Federal Litigation on Monday, March 25 featuring leading author and scholar Victoria Nourse, the Ralph V. Whitworth Professor of Law at Georgetown Law Center.   Nourse is one of the nation’s leading scholars on statutory... Read more
A distinguished architect who has spearheaded multi-disciplinary efforts to improve society’s relationship with the environment, a renowned political science professor who studies women and politics, and a former journalist widely regarded as the nation’s foremost public intellectual are all... Read more
In the 35 years she’s been advocating against the death penalty, Sister Helen Prejean, the Catholic nun featured in the movie “Dead Man Walking” has not found anyone on death row who deserves to die. “To watch someone be strapped down and their life ended, it is an overwhelming thing,” said... Read more