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A seasoned environmental litigator, a civil rights attorney, a scholar focused on discrimination law and an expert on public international law will join Tulane Law School later this summer as the newest members of its faculty. One joins the Tulane Environmental Law Clinic, two are Fellows and...
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
When Kim Jordan co-founded New Belgium Brewing in Fort Collins, Colorado, the company’s core values from the start included environmental stewardship. So New Belgium tries to serve as a model of sustainability: using alternate energy sources, looking for ways to recycle, seeking vendors that... Read more
The constitutional framers created a system of checks and balances, including an independent judiciary, precisely because they foresaw the rise of someone who, like Donald Trump, won the presidency on a message that citizens couldn’t trust the system and only he could fix it, Yale Law Professor... Read more
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals holds its annual sitting at Tulane University Law School March 7. A panel of Judges James L. Dennis, Jacques L. Wiener Jr. (L ’61) and Catharina Haynes is scheduled to hear arguments in three cases starting at 9 a.m. in the Wendell H. Gauthier Appellate Moot... Read more
Kevin Yorn’s path to representing entertainment elites including Ellen DeGeneres, Matthew McConaughey, Zoe Saldana and South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone wound through the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. As a 2014 Wall Street Journal profile tells it, Yorn (L ’90) spent... Read more
During February, the Tulane Center for Intellectual Property Law and Culture, Copyright Research Lab, Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking, Tulane Technology and IP Society, Tulane University Law School and Tulane's Howard-Tilton Memorial Library collaborated on the university's... Read more
By Barri Bronston The David Vitter Congressional Papers have become the latest acquisition of the Louisiana Research Collection (LaRC) at Tulane University, joining the papers of dozens of Louisiana political figures from Huey P. Long (L ’15) to Lindy Boggs. The collection contains materials... Read more
A hundred alumni, current students and faculty gathered Feb. 1 to celebrate the work of the Tulane University Law School clinical program. Established in 1979, Tulane Law clinics currently represent children, indigent defendants, victims of discrimination and domestic violence and vulnerable... Read more
Professionals from across the National Basketball Association, in New Orleans for the All-Star Game, gave Tulane University students a behind-the-scenes view of the league Feb. 17. Team executives shared insights into a rapidly evolving business in which whirlwind technology quickly turns broadcast... Read more
Two Tulane University Law School leaders in clinical education have been honored in the 2017 New Orleans CityBusiness Leadership in Law class. Professors Becki Kondkar, director of the Tulane Domestic Violence Clinic, and Katherine Mattes, director of the Tulane Criminal Law Clinic, are among... Read more
Retired Rear Adm. Frederick Kenney, director of the Legal Affairs and External Relations Division of the London-based International Maritime Organization, delivered Tulane University Law School’s William Tetley Memorial Lecture in Maritime Law on Feb. 15, 2017. Title: Global Regulation of Ships:... Read more
Professor Amy Gajda received the William A. Kaplin Award for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy Scholarship Feb. 11 at the National Conference on Law and Higher Education, organized by Stetson University Law School in Orlando, Florida. The award honors a scholar for outstanding published... Read more
Tulane Law School’s mock trial team of William Igbokwe, Marco Salgado and Brian Trepanier (all L ’17) won the 10th annual John L. Costello Mock Trial Tournament hosted by Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University Feb. 9-12 in Fairfax, Virginia. The trio topped 31 teams from around the... Read more

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