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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...
Three things stirred Julian Murray's passion: His family, singing and the law. The long-time Director of Tulane Law School’s Trial Advocacy Program spent a lifetime fervently honoring all three, from raising a family, singing whenever and wherever he could and defending the rights of those whose... Read more
The back wall of the Wendell H. Gauthier Appellate Moot Court Room,  in the heart of the law school, is lined with a series of mounted marble slabs, the oldest dating back to 1930. The Moot Court tradition is strong at Tulane, and getting stronger with a recent infusion of alumni gifts dedicated... Read more
For a lifetime of achievement and his trailblazing role in environmental law, Tulane Prof. Oliver Houck today will receive the inaugural Georgetown Alumni Achievement Award in Environmental Law.  The award, to be presented by Georgetown Prof. Peter Byrne, honors Houck’s significant contributions... Read more
Heroes come in many forms, but to be the first chosen for recognition is indicative you’ve set the bar at the highest level. For their “invaluable contribution” and “their tireless efforts to provide legal representation to members of our community who have experienced housing discrimination,” the... Read more
If you’re going to be in charge of what is considered the Bible of Louisiana civil law, it helps to learn from the master. That’s just the path Tulane Law Professor Ron Scalise (L’00) took as the new editor of the 2019 Louisiana Civil Code, Volumes I and II, which was published this month and is... Read more
Does valuation matter when negotiating a merger deal? Does a company’s debt make it more or less attractive in a takeover situation? How can two companies merge completely different cultures to make one, improved entity? High-level corporate expertise can be the arrow missing in a young lawyer’s... Read more
New Orleans veteran appellate lawyer Barry Ashe (A&S ’78, L’84) has been sworn in to a lifelong judgeship on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Ashe, who was nominated in September by President Donald Trump and recommended to the bench by La. Sen. John Kennedy, had... Read more
The Court of Appeal for England and Wales has issued a major ruling that puts to rest an international debate over whether someone can arrest a ship without first putting up security, in an opinion that widely quotes the work of Tulane Law Professor Martin Davies and articles in the Tulane Maritime... Read more
Black Law Alumni Honorees

January 09, 2019

BLA Reunion Honorees   Michael Bagneris  (L ‘75) Vince Bartholomew (L ‘79) Donald Bernard (L ‘72) Hattie Broussard (L ‘74) Terrel Broussard (L ‘73) Geraldyne Caliste (L ‘77) Sandra Carter L (‘73) Jean Charles (L ‘77) Darryl Derbigny (L ‘77) Victor Dubuclet (L ‘74) Rosa Edwards (L ‘78)... Read more
A first-time visit to the United States is all the more memorable when the destination is New Orleans. That's what 25 Chinese students from Xiangtan University in Hunan Province are learning as they visit Tulane Law School and its dynamic city over the next two weeks. The visit is part of a... Read more
Sherri Jefferson (L'94) made the trek from California 'home' to Tulane Law School  with few specific expectations about what the school's inaugural Black Law Alumni Reunion would bring. "I thought it would be nice to hear this panel or that panel, and maybe see some of my old classmates," she said... Read more
The Delaware Chancery Court recently relied in part on a 2016 article by Tulane Law Prof. Ann Lipton to hold that Delaware corporations may not use provisions in their charters to curb the rights of shareholders to sue for fraud and other misconduct.  Lipton’s article in the Georgetown Law Journal... Read more
As a “giant” on the bench of the country’s leading arbiter of corporate governance, Tulane Law alumnus Andrew G.T. Moore wrote and shaped much of the landmark case law that continues to guide the organization and conduct of American business today. Moore (L’60), a justice on the Delaware Supreme... Read more
Tulane Law 2018 graduate Rachel Mazur has been awarded the Ralph C. Menapace Fellowship in Urban Land Use Law, sponsored by the Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS). Her two-year term began in September, and she was formally welcomed as the Menapace Fellow during a reception hosted by the J. M... Read more
Tulane Adjunct Prof. of Law Jason Waguespack (L’91) has been installed president of the New Orleans Bar Association (NOBA). Waguespack is managing director at Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith and specializes in maritime law, as well as corporate law and insurance defense. At Tulane,... Read more