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She gave her kidney to a stranger. Now, Tulane Law student wants others to follow
Last spring, a month after applying to Tulane Law School, Rowan Bienes was in an Arlington-area hospital, heading into the operating room to remove one of her kidneys. That morning, the staff at the Inova Fairfax Kidney Transplant Center lined the hallways as Bienes was wheeled by, clapping, and...
Dear Friends: Like most clinic alumni, I remember my first client. She had multiple disabilities and was a survivor of domestic violence. She called me every day. She was extremely grateful for my help and confident in my abilities, even though I had no experience. I did have one secret weapon:... Read more
Sidney Watson, southwest Louisiana native and fresh out of Harvard Law School, had a mission in 1978: Jump start a legal clinical program from scratch at Tulane Law on a shoestring. “It was something so new, and only a few schools around the country were even thinking about it,” said Watson. By... Read more
A Tulane Law student has been accepted to the prestigious Stanford U.S.-Russia Forum, a Stanford University program dedicated to bringing students at leading Russian and American universities together for research in public policy, business, economics and other disciplines. Brenda Gonzalez, who is... Read more
A Tulane Law alumus has been named general counsel for the expanded U.S. operations of international science and pharmaceutical company Bayer AG. Scott Partridge (A&S '76, L'79), formerly vice president of global strategy for Monsanto, began his new role Oct. 1 after spending most of the... Read more
Visiting Professor of Law Ross Garber spoke at Tulane Law on Constitution Day -- observed annually in honor of the signing of the U.S. Constitution –  with a lecture titled, “The Role of the Judiciary in Presidential Impeachments." Garber is a legal analyst at CNN and nationally-recognized expert... Read more
Studying law can launch a student towards a variety of career paths, but discovering which career is the best fit is often harder for women of color who are blazing trails in the profession. To make that discovery a little easier, Tulane Law School is hosting a panel titled, “Women of Color in Law... Read more
Tulane Law School has launched Tulane-Yongxiong Center for International Credit Law in partnership with Xiangtan University in Hunan Province, China. The significant academic partnership will entail an ongoing exchange of faculty teaching short courses at the two partner institutions, funding... Read more
A Look at the Class of 2021

September 07, 2018

Tulane Law’s Class of 2021 represents greater racial and gender diversity, comes from more regions of the U.S. and is more international, according to stats released by the Office of Admissions. Among them is a former NFL cheerleader, a middle school social studies teacher, a field artillery... Read more
The Greater New Orleans Louis A. Martinet Legal Society and the New Orleans Martinet Legal Foundation will honor two Tulane Law School alumni and a third-year law student for their contributions to the organization’s mission at their annual Scholarship Gala and Jazz Brunch Sept. 29. Receiving the... Read more
Continuing a decades-old Tulane Law tradition, alumnus James “Jimmy” Coleman (L’68) capped off a festive evening reception Wednesday welcoming several dozen newly arrived international students with a generous gift of $250,000 to support international education at Tulane Law School. The gift adds... Read more
New Orleans veteran appellate lawyer Barry Ashe (A&S ’78, L’84) has been confirmed to a lifelong judgeship on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.Nominated in September by President Donald Trump, and recommended to the administration by La. Sen. John Kennedy, Ashe has... Read more
A long-time New Orleans federal prosecutor and associate professor in Tulane Law School’s Trial Advocacy program has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate to lead the Eastern District of Louisiana.Peter Strasser was confirmed Aug. 28 without objections as the new U.S. Attorney for the New Orleans-... Read more
With fewer resources in the courts and Americans’ confidence in the justice system eroding, legal practitioners must take on the responsibility to ensure access for all, writes Tulane Law alumna Judy Perry Martinez (L’82), the president-elect of the American Bar Association. “We have failed to... Read more
Judy Perry Martinez (L’82) became the president-elect of the American Bar Association earlier this week at the organization’s annual meeting in Chicago, assuring that a Tulane Law alumna will lead the nation’s largest professional legal organization beginning in 2019.  Martinez, a dedicated... Read more
Andrew Taylor, a third-year student at Tulane Law School and pro bono advocate, recently published an article in Environmental Law Reporter, a major environmental law periodical. Taylor’s article, “Union of Concerned Scientists v. Pruitt: Can EPA Purge Its Academic Science Advisors?” analyzes... Read more