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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...
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
These days, U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond (L ’98) seems busier than ever: meeting with President Donald Trump one day, advocating for Louisianans recovering from tornadoes the next and then pivoting to ask for an FBI probe into the number of black girls going missing in Washington, D.C. As new chair of... Read more
Tulane University Law School alum Randy Ebner (L ’80) described his life as ExxonMobil general counsel and offered advice about succeeding in law practice during a March 31 “fireside chat” in New Orleans with Dean David Meyer. The event was featured at the 1st National Young Energy Professionals’... Read more
Students planning Tulane Law’s annual environmental law showcase confounded Professor Oliver Houck when they invited a craft brewery executive as the main attraction. But New Belgium Brewing co-founder Kim Jordan hit all the right chords as keynote speaker, explaining her company’s multi-faceted... Read more
Tulane Law Professor Saru Matambanadzo has been appointed to a four-year term on the Louisiana Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. The state panels conduct hearings and make recommendations to the commission on local civil rights concerns, such as justice, voting, housing,... Read more
By Caroline McDougall Tulane University endowed scholarship recipients received an opportunity to meet the donors supporting their studies during the 2017 Celebration of Scholarship event March 19 in the Glazer Family Club at Yulman Stadium. As a jazz trio played in the background, nearly 200... Read more
The Trump administration’s immigration policies are creating a climate of fear in immigrant communities and prompting numerous legal challenges, but they’re also generating more scrutiny where courts previously didn’t trod, UC Davis School of Law Dean Kevin Johnson told a Tulane University Law... Read more
From Day One, Professor Ann Lipton tells students that corporate law “ultimately is about who’s going to control the wealth and power that corporations accumulate.” So, in an era when all sorts of regulations seem to be falling out of favor, what better time to examine the balance between the... Read more
A Tulane University Law School team has qualified for the second straight year to compete at The Hague in the International Criminal Court Moot Competition. Sophia Radolinski, Jay Jensen (both L ’18) and Catherine Nunez (L ’19) were coached by Hilarie Wiley (L ’17), a member of Tulane Law’s 2016... Read more
Tulane University Law School hosts the Tulane Tax Roundtable for the seventh year March 24, bringing together scholars from around the United States to discuss the most current tax policy issues. The roundtable, co-sponsored by Tulane’s Murphy Institute and Tulane Law School, will showcase the... Read more
Tulane University Law School students are holding Saturday clinics providing free tax return assistance to qualified taxpayers through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. VITA help is available to workers who make $54,000 or less. Student volunteers are IRS-certified to assist with tax... Read more
American Association of Justice Tulane Law’s mock trial team of William Igbokwe, Marco Salgado (both L ’17), Jackson Smith and Anna Potter (both L ’18) won the American Association of Justice regional competition hosted by The University of Alabama School of Law in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, March 9-12,... Read more
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals held its annual sitting at Tulane University Law School March 7. Judges James L. Dennis, Jacques L. Wiener Jr. (L ’61) and Catharina Haynes also met with law students over lunch after the morning of arguments.  Here, the judges joined members of the Tulane... Read more
Kevin R. Johnson has been writing about U.S. immigration law and policy for decades. But his expertise might be more timely today than ever as the Trump administration upends the landscape for migrants, refugees and undocumented workers and families. Johnson, who is dean, Mabie-Apallas Professor of... Read more
NOTE POSTED MARCH 13: THE LECTURE HAS BEEN POSTPONED. A NEW DATE WILL BE ANNOUNCED LATER. Constitutional scholar Akhil Amar gets people stirred up over his ideas about the document. He’s been described as provocative yet “as comfortable across the table from Clarence Thomas as Stephen Colbert.” By... Read more