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Edward Sherman, former Tulane Law Dean, has died
To know Edward Sherman, former Dean of Tulane Law School and a preeminent scholar in complex litigation, was to have a lifelong friend. His empathetic leadership style helped move the law school into the future.  “He was the nicest guy, almost too nice to be the Dean,” said longtime...
The legal tenet of “orthodoxy” – that is, a citizen’s right to be free from government orthodoxy –  often cited in judicial opinions on federal issues, is the subject of the Tulane Law McGlinchey Lecture on Federal Litigation March 21. The McGlinchey Lecture, which begins at 5 p.m. in the law... Read more
Tulane Law will launch a new program in space law with a generous gift of $1 million from alumna Darleen Jacobs (L’81). The program will leverage Tulane’s world-leading strength in maritime law to address related legal issues now emerging with the private exploration and exploitation of space.... Read more
For the sixth year, Tulane Law Professor Ann Lipton is gathering top corporate and securities scholars from around the country to explore changes in the industry at the Tulane Corporate & Securities Law Roundtable March 19, immediately following the annual Corporate Law Institute. The event... Read more
Tulane Law’s premier M&A conference, the 34th annual Corporate Law Institute is taking place both in-person and online March 17-18 at the Roosevelt Hotel in downtown New Orleans. This year’s event includes panels not only on M&A, but also on robust issues including emerging trends in ESG... Read more
When The New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University officially opens on Thursday, March 10, some of the most popular and thought-provoking authors will be in attendance. Even better, many of those authors are already affiliated with Tulane University. Faculty and staff from across the... Read more
As he watches his nation suffering, Tulane Law alumnus Ivan Bondarchuk is desperately asking the university community to assist Ukraine in the form of information sharing and aid. “Every day the attack (by Russia) is supported by massive missile fire and rocket launchers. While talking about ‘a... Read more
Gov. John Bel Edwards is the keynote speaker for the 27th annual Tulane Environmental Law and Policy Summit March 11-12, which this year is themed “Environmental Litigation.” Louisiana’s governor will speak live from the law school building, Weinmann Hall, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. March 11, and his... Read more
The Tulane Law School Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax preparations to people who make $58,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns.   The clinic is run by Tulane... Read more
Tulane Prof. Gary “Hoov” Hoover, the Executive Director of the Murphy Institute and an internationally-recognized scholar of economics, race and public policy, has been appointed an Affiliated Faculty Member of Tulane Law School. Hoover came to Tulane last year, selected to lead the prestigious... Read more
Two Tulane Law alumnae have been confirmed to ambassadorships within the Biden administration, and another has been appointed Deputy Director-General of the World Trade Organization. Vicky Reggie Kennedy (NC ’76, L’79), formerly a senior counsel at Greenberg, Traurig, was confirmed as Ambassador... Read more
Raised in rural Alabama, in part by her grandmother, third-year Tulane Law student Sara Wood experienced first-hand how low-income communities are denied access to justice solely because of their poverty. She became the first college graduate in her family through sheer grit and hard work and is... Read more
The last time legal activist Thyn Zar Oo saw her mother was in a crowded tea shop where they had to secretly meet in downtown Yangon in Myanmar (Burma). Oo had been in hiding for months – moving with her children from safe house to safe house, fleeing the military junta that toppled the... Read more
U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman, a Tulane Law alumnus who spent nearly four decades on the federal bench and left his mark on dozens of landmark cases, has died, two days shy of his 88th birthday. Feldman (A&S ‘55, L’57), a judge on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of... Read more
Exposure to high levels of toxic air pollution is estimated to cause 85 cancer cases per year in Louisiana, according to a Tulane Law peer-reviewed study published today in Environmental Research Letters. The study, conducted by researchers at the Tulane Environmental Law Clinic, compared... Read more
President Biden has nominated Tulane Law alumna Nancy Gbana Abudu (L’99) to serve as a judge on the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, becoming the first African-American woman to serve on the court. Abudu, the daughter of immigrants from Ghana, is deputy legal director and interim director for... Read more

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