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Tulane Law students help train inmates as 'substitute' counsel
Inmates serving time in prison have no right to free legal representation after the conviction becomes final.   If they want to challenge the constitutionality of their conviction – such as arguing that their attorney was ineffective or that the prosecutor withheld exculpatory evidence...
Athanassios Yiannopoulos was known by many names. “Thanassi” to his friends, he was “Yippy” to generations of his students.  To many colleagues in Weinmann Hall he was, quite simply, “the Great One.” Yiannopoulos, who passed away on Feb. 1, joined Tulane’s faculty in 1979, lured away from LSU by... Read more
On Day One, the law students plunged into value chains, business models and corporate financial statements. Over a week of team exercises and working lunches, they explored funding mechanisms, merger pitfalls, client service and risk management. On the fifth day, they pitched an airline’s corporate... Read more
The salary haggling over Oakland Athletics pitcher Sonny Gray and Raiders quarterback Derek Carr echoing at Tulane Law School in January wasn’t about favorite players or fantasy teams. It was the focus of signature sports law competitions designed to improve students’ research, writing, critical... Read more
Laila Hlass found working with children through an immigration clinic the “most meaningful part of my law school experience.” Because the work proved so formative, most of her career since then has involved helping immigrants with legal needs and teaching law students to assist vulnerable... Read more
When Professor Adam Feibelman received a Fulbright fellowship in March 2016, he envisioned spending the fall semester studying India’s nearly forgotten personal bankruptcy law dating to British rule of that country.  But by May, the Indian Parliament, in an effort to boost India’s economy and its... Read more
Some 200 Tulane University Law School students and faculty turned out Jan. 27 for Professor Vernon Palmer’s “Corruption Tour,” sponsored by the Civil Law Society.  The annual event starts at the majestic Roosevelt hotel in New Orleans Central Business District, where Gov. Huey P. Long supposedly... Read more
Tulane University Law School and the International Law Society are hosting a Feb. 8 panel discussion on the impact and implications of the Jan. 27 executive order temporarily barring U.S. entry to citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries. “Implications of Executive Action on Immigration” is... Read more
Tulane University Law School lost one of its most vivacious faculty members Feb. 1, civil law legend A.N. Yiannopoulos. The Eason-Weinmann Chair Emeritus, Yiannopoulos reshaped major parts of Louisiana’s civil code and helped shape generations of students. He joined the Tulane Law faculty in 1979... Read more
With her final year of law school approaching, Michelle Felterman (L ’17) last summer agreed with her father on graduation gift: a charter-fishing excursion. So it was a bit serendipitous when the first case she undertook as a student-attorney in Tulane’s Environmental Law Clinic had her... Read more
As part of a lecture on advanced legal research strategies, Tulane Law Library Director and Professor James Duggan gave students in the judicial externship seminar a tour of the Judge John Minor Wisdom Room. They saw, among other things, a collection of mail the late jurist received in response... Read more
By Claire Davenportnewwave@tulane.edu Marc Trestman is best known for his career coaching professional football, yet few knew that he was once an aspiring lawyer. On Jan. 26, the Tulane Sports Law Program presented a talk by Trestman at the Tulane University Law School about the impact of his law... Read more
  Tulane Law School Hall of Fame - 2017 Inductees Tulane Law School celebrates seven exemplary leaders of the legal profession – including a quartet of distinguished judges spanning more than five decades of service - with induction into the Tulane Law School Hall of Fame for 2017. The honorees... Read more
Marc Trestman, a coach and lawyer whose three decades in pro football include leading the Chicago Bears of the National Football League and the Canadian Football League's Montreal Alouettes, will discuss leadership, teamwork and other life lessons Jan. 26 at 4:30 p.m. at Tulane Law School's... Read more
Realize it or not, American consumers rely heavily on maritime industry: for that French designer purse, those tropical bananas for breakfast, the made-in-China party favors and much more. And U.S. companies ship tons of products across the globe by sea. But it’s not just about moving goods: ships... Read more
Tulane Law School alumni and friends are invited to a Jan. 4 reception in San Francisco at the offices of Morrison & Foerster, 425 Market St. The event, at 6:30-8:30 p.m. is hosted by Morrison & Foerster partner Bernie Pistillo (L ’81), a federal tax law specialist and member of the Tulane... Read more

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