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Tulane Law graduation honors resiliency of the Class of 2024
Amid fanfare and celebration, Tulane Law School said goodbye to its 173rd graduating class, the Class of 2024, which overcame the early stages of the COVID pandemic and Hurricane Ida, forcing the start of their law school journey online. Tulane Law conferred degrees on more than 300...
"Legacy" and "pushing boundaries" are words Black Law Student Association President Victoria Branch uses to describe what’s happening in Tulane’s chapter this year. And she has a lot to celebrate, starting with the Tulane BLSA chapter’s recognition last month as the Southwest Regional Chapter of... Read more
Sam Brandao (L’12), who has served as a professor in the Civil Rights and Federal Practice Clinic since 2016, has been named the Director of the Clinic, Interim Dean Sally Richardson announced. Brandao has supervised nearly 100 student attorneys during that time, guiding them through the... Read more
 It’s a hat trick!   For the third time in a row, Tulane Law’s Thurgood Marshall Appellate Team has won the Southwest Regional Championship in the Black Law Student Association Moot Court Competition. BLSA’s appellate team has dominated this competition for the past three years, and this year’s... Read more
Joe West, partner and Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer at Duane Morris, LLP, is among this year’s honorees in the Tulane Law Hall of Fame. West, who is from Louisiana and is a member of the Tulane Law class of 1986, has seen the evolution of DEI over many decades, in positions as in-... Read more
Tulane’s intersession legal boot camps have a new-ish kid on the block: a whole new track on trademark law. The long-running legal boot camps – running for more than a decade – have long had programs for students to spend an intense week of training in criminal litigation, civil litigation, and... Read more
The legal hurdles and opportunities of negotiating global climate change initiatives is the subject of the 2024 Eason-Weinmann Lecture Feb. 19.   This year’s lecturer is Dr. Jutta Brunnée, Dean of the University of Toronto School of Law, a world-renowned authority on international environmental... Read more
Tulane Law icons, Professors Stacy Seicshnaydre and Robert Westley, whose collective work in civil rights and constitutional law have shaped the careers of hundreds of students, were awarded the Faculty EDI Excellence in Teaching Award, one of the university’s highest teaching honors in EDI. In... Read more
It’s not every day that law students can argue a case at the appellate level, but for two in the Tulane Civil Rights and Federal Practice Clinic, doing just that earlier this month was the culmination of their law school years, and an experience they’ll never forget.  For starters, third-year law... Read more
So many things have changed in the 36-plus years Professor Mark Wessman has taught at Tulane Law School, and then not so much. Sure, the law has changed and gone through many revisions. Now, there is cryptocurrency to explore and NFTs. But some things are constant, he said. The students are still... Read more
Lisa Jordan, Director of Tulane's nationally-recognized Environmental Law Clinic, has been appointed to serve on the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council, an independent advisory board to the EPA. Jordan has been part of the Clinic for over 20 years; during that time, she has supervised... Read more
Louisiana is uniquely poised to take advantage of the wind power available in the Gulf of Mexico, power that can produce 510,000 megawatts of offshore wind energy each year. Last fall, the federal government tried to auction the leases for more than 300,000 acres in federal waters off the Gulf,... Read more
The New Year has Tulane Law student Ellen Bloom looking back, just a little.  What is she most grateful for at the moment? The meal train, of course!  Let’s explain. Bloom is the rare student who was pregnant in law school – it just doesn’t happen too often because of the academic pressures – and... Read more
Professor Becki Kondkar has been awarded the Association of American Law Schools' 2024 Pro Bono Access to Justice Award, which recognizes just one individual or program in the nation each year for their role in removing barriers to justice for people unable to afford legal representation.... Read more
During the Tulane Sports Law Program 30th anniversary, first-year law student Ryane Mejia caught up with alumna Kimberly Haynes (L'00) who is the founder of OMBI Group, her sports-based nonprofit and consulting firm that works with athletes and families on their legal needs.  Haynes spoke about... Read more
The Tulane Sports Law Program celebrated its 30th Anniversary with fanfare in November, bringing back the faculty and students who launched the Program in 1993 and has since seen extraordinary growth and success. During the 30th, Tulane feted program founder Professor Gary Roberts. “It became... Read more