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Tulane Law has ‘magical’ Moot Court year; Mock Trial team latest to go to nationals
There is something magical happening in the Moot Court Program – lots of winning going on. Over the weekend, the Mock Trial Team – competing in a regional event against 25 others – took first place and is heading to the National Trial Competition finals against some of the best teams in the...
President-Elect Joe Biden has named Tulane Law alumnus U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond (L’98) to a key White House post, serving as Senior Advisor and Director of the Office of Public Engagement. Richmond, a New Orleanian who supported Biden as the national co-chair of his presidential campaign, and of... Read more
Tulane Law’s First Amendment Clinic has sued the Town of Gramercy over an ordinance that requires a permit and payment of a $10,000 bond to hold peaceful protests. The ordinance effectively prevented a grass-roots citizen organization, RISE St. James, from holding a peaceful march opposing... Read more
As students in Stephen Griffin’s Law of Democracy class at Tulane University School of Law, Alyssa McCain and Catherine Meyer immersed themselves in all things elections, from voter participation and campaign finance to racial discrimination and voting rights. They studied the laws of individual... Read more
Tulane Law, in collaboration with Southern Methodist University's Dedman School of Law, is hosting a virtual symposium on the implications of artificial intelligence on society. Led by Tulane Law Prof. Kristin Johnson, an expert in artificial intelligence in financial markets, and Prof. Carla... Read more
The first thing you notice in working with Prof. Tonya Jupiter is her irrepressible spirit. It is her signature, part of every interaction, and it belies the challenges of coordinating Tulane Law’s legendary Pro Bono Program. Jupiter (L’94) is the Associate Director for Pro Bono and Advocacy... Read more
There is a new, well-known face hanging in the hallway that leads to the Tulane Law Dean’s Office, thanks to a generous gift from an art-loving alumni family. The portrait of Louis Armstrong titled Funeral for Louis: Old Louis by artist John T. Scott (1940-2007) is a hand-pressed woodcut print of... Read more
As Climate Week draws to a close, Tulane faculty are reflecting on what they have learned through their lectures and participation in climate change events across the country over the past week. One emerging theme is the growing demand for a climate-educated workforce. With global economies... Read more
While the nation is mourning the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as a champion of equal rights for women and a cultural icon, some Tulane alumni and faculty are also feeling her loss as an extended member of the Tulane community. The Justice, they recalled, expressed an enduring... Read more
Every year, Tulane Law honors the celebration of the Constitution on Sept. 17. This year, Constitution Day will center on race and the cultural challenges facing the nation. A remote discussion will take place Thursday, Sept. 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. titled “Race, Racism, Anti-Racism and the... Read more
Two Tulane Law legal clinics have formally named deputy directors. The new Deputy Directors are Prof. Elizabeth Livingston de Calderon, who will help direct the Environmental Law Clinic, and Prof. Timothy McEvoy will work as deputy in the Domestic Violence Clinic. Both Livingston de Calderon and... Read more
The Tulane Center on Law and the Economy has announced its scholarly workshop series for this fall, which will be focused on bankruptcy law and debt relief in light of the current economic and financial crisis. The Center, a partnership between Tulane Law and The Murphy Institute, sponsors various... Read more
Tulane Law is welcoming three new faculty members this fall, two with the nationally recognized Women’s Prison Project and another who joins as the newest Forrester Fellow. Carlotta Lepingwell and Stanislav “Stas” Moroz join the law school as Clinical Instructors with the Women’s Prison Project, a... Read more
Professor Sally Brown Richardson, a respected scholar of property rights known for her engaging demeanor in the classroom and a gift for bringing often-arcane laws to life, will serve as Tulane Law’s Vice Dean for Academic Affairs.  She succeeds Prof. Onnig Dombalagian, an expert in corporate and... Read more
It was a tumultuous spring for Peace Corps and Fulbright volunteers as the global COVID-19 pandemic surged around the globe. In almost every case, these volunteers were called home from international placements, and these life-changing international experiences were abruptly ended.  In some cases... Read more
The Deans of Louisiana’s four law schools and 16 prominent leaders of the Louisiana bar, including eight past presidents, have joined in commending the Louisiana Supreme Court for its recent decision to waive the bar exam for recent graduates. The “Court charted an alternative path that... Read more