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First Amendment Clinic defends driver's right to fly anti-Biden flags
It’s hard to miss the giant white pick-up truck adorned with huge red, white, and black flags rolling down the streets of the tiny fishing town of Grand Isle, Louisiana.  Especially when those red, white, and black flags say “F*** BIDEN” (without the asterisks).  And also F*** everyone...
Tulane Law alumna Judy Barrasso (L’81) has received the 2022 Hannah G. Solomon Award from the Greater New Orleans National Council for Jewish Women, the most prestigious award conferred by the organization. Barrasso, a founding member of Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, received the... Read more
Tulane Law School’s First Amendment Clinic will expand its staff and its impact in educating students and aiding local journalists thanks to a $375,000 grant from the Legal Clinic Fund for Local News.   The clinic defends core First Amendment principles through legal representation of members of... Read more
Following a national search, Tulane Law has named its first Assistant Dean for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Law Dean David Meyer announced. Tracie Ransom will join Tulane Law School as the inaugural Assistant Dean for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, bringing a wealth of legal experience as... Read more
A second-year Tulane Law student is the runner-up in the National Mediator Competition hosted by the University of Houston Law Center, becoming one of two Tulane students clinching top spots in the final competition.   Annie Cleveland (L’24) is the 2022 National Mediator Competition Runner Up,... Read more
Vanessa Beary (NC '98), an experienced litigator, law professor and career adviser, has been named Tulane Law School’s Assistant Dean for Career Development. Beary, who has served for the past five years as a counselor in Tulane’s Career Development Office, specializing in assisting students... Read more
Growing trade and investment between the U.S. and China is the subject of the annual Tulane Center for Energy Law ‘s U.S.-China Energy and Trade Law Forum Oct. 28. The event, to be held at the law school’s John Giffen Weinmann Hall, 6329 Freret St.,  from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., features four... Read more
Tulane Law School – in partnership with a scholar at Boston University and an interdisciplinary team – has been awarded a grant to study the role that race plays in mass and prolonged detention of immigrants across the country. Immigrant Rights Clinic Director Professor Mary Yanik and Co-director... Read more
Tulane Law Professor Amy Gajda's latest book, “Seek and Hide: The Tangled History of the Right to Privacy, tracing the origins and evolution of legal protection for privacy in the US, has put her in the center of some of the country’s most contentious unfolding debates about the future of data and... Read more
Just in time for the twisted court battle between Elon Musk and Twitter, Tulane Law Professor Ann Lipton is offering a crash-course orientation on everything observers need to understand the unfolding legal drama.   Lipton, who has emerged as the country’s leading academic expert on the legal... Read more
Tulane Law alumna Judge Sarah Vance (L’78), who serves in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, has joined an elite group of federal judges who have received the nation’s highest honor bestowed on a member of the federal judiciary.    Vance is the 2022 recipient of the... Read more
A part of its celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Tulane Maritime Law Center, Tulane Law is hosting an evening U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Law & Policy Advocacy panel Oct. 5. The event, which is focused on law and policy at the port level, begins at 6 p.m. at Tulane Law’s John Giffen... Read more
Two Tulane Law students received scholarships and alumna Judge Rachael Johnson (L’05) received the prestigious Ernest M. Morial Award at the Sept. 24 Greater New Orleans Louis A. Martinet Legal Society Annual Scholarship and Jazz Brunch. Law students Clarence “Trey” Roby, III and Kayla Williams... Read more
This year’s Tulane Law School Constitution Day commemoration will attempt to unpack the history of abortion rights in the United States. Law alumna and reproductive rights expert Ellie Schilling (L ’03) will discuss “How We Got to Dobbs:  A Constitutional History of Abortion Rights” on Friday,... Read more
President Biden has officially nominated Tulane Law alumna Orelia Merchant (L'98) to fill an opening in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Merchant was among eight judicial nominees Biden is sending to the U.S. Senate for confirmation in one of his most diverse rosters... Read more
Jameasha Pierce was ready for law school – she just wasn’t sure her application was law-school ready. In the first few months of Tulane Law’s new pipeline program for minority college students who want to go to law school, Pierce received enough feedback – and the confidence – to submit her... Read more

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