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Discussion on the Public Trust Doctrine to be held Nov. 12
The Institute on Water Resources Law & Policy and the Tulane Environmental Law Center is hosting an event with three leading legal voices to discuss the seminal Public Trust Doctrine in Louisiana Nov. 12 in an event to be held both online and in-person. Panelists Judge James L. Dennis of the...
Terry O’Neill, former president of the National Association for Women (NOW) and an alumna and former faculty member of Tulane Law School, will be the 2018 law school commencement speaker.Law School Dean David Meyer made the announcement Monday to students and faculty, lauding O’Neill’s reputation... Read more
Joe Ettinger never seems to slow. He was the first to arrive at Tulane Law School’s 2018 annual Intersession Monday – a favorite program he helps support through a generous endowment – under a typical New Orleans downpour. He wasn’t fazed. “Are we ready?” Ettinger announced. A 1956 graduate... Read more
Tulane Law Professor Vernon Palmer will address the New Orleans Bar Association at the opening its year-long Tricentennial Celebration Jan. 17 with a presentation on the legal history of Louisiana. Titled “A Tricentennial Retrospective:  The Unique Legacy of Louisiana Legal History,” Palmer is the... Read more
Tulane University alumnus Hugo Wood is the recipient of a Schwarzman Scholarship for graduate study at Tsinghua University in Beijing, one of China’s premier institutions. Wood, who received his master’s degree in law and development from the Tulane Law School in 2014, was one of 142 men and women... Read more
Justice Johann van der Westhuizen, a former judge of the Constitutional Court of South Africa, reflected on his native country’s unfinished transition to a racially just society in this year’s Eason Weinmann Lecture on International and Comparative Law.  The justice’s lecture, Can a Constitution... Read more
The trend is troubling, Gajda writes, because despite some legitimate reasons to withhold these videos from public view, the court decisions are extending to other public records like the use of mugshots, sometimes solely on the basis of what might happen to the information once released. “Taken... Read more
American Bar Association President Hilarie Bass didn’t envision herself at a big law firm after she graduated.“I did not grow up around lawyers, or for that matter, people who had degrees,” she said. And yet, 36 years later, she remains at her very first law firm, Greenberg Traurig, which has grown... Read more
Lezlie Griffin, assistant Dean for Career Services at the University of Alabama School of Law, has been named as Tulane Law School’s new Assistant Dean for Career Development and Diversity Initiatives.  Griffin will assume responsibility both for the newly reorganized and expanded Career... Read more
The president of the American Bar Association, Hilarie Bass, will visit Tulane Law School to address Tulane and Loyola Law students Thurs., Nov. 9, and discuss the importance of leadership in legal practice.Bass will speak from 1:45 to 2:45 p.m. in Room 110 on “Engaged Leadership as a Lawyer: A Q... Read more
Tulane Law School is hosting the 10th annual ClassCrits conference, drawing together a diverse network of scholars, activists, and lawyers from across the country exploring themes of economic justice in law, on Nov. 10-11. The conference, organized by Saru Matambanadzo, Tulane’s Moise Steeg... Read more
For many Tulane students, the last weekend in October involved preparing for Halloween or attending Voodoo Fest.  That wasn't the case for four talented Tulane Moot Court students who took second place in a prestigious national mock trial competition. The third-year law students took part in both... Read more
Students from Tulane’s Environmental Law Clinic got a first-hand look at the vast but struggling Maurepas Swamp last week, and the continuing efforts to restore the wetlands.Bob Marshall, an environmental reporter and Pulitzer-Prize winner with the Times-Picayune, met students and spoke to them... Read more
Something is happening. A court in Argentina grants a writ of habeas corpus to a chimpanzee, held in captivity. A court in Colombia follows, this time with a bear, characterizing it as a “sentient being.” A court in New Zealand ratifies a consent agreement according the Whanganui River its own... Read more
The Tulane Maritime Law Center hosted back-to-back events in Panama in October, gathering lawyers, government officials, and scholars to chart the future of maritime trade in the wake of a $5.25-billion expansion of the Panama Canal. The events included a day-long seminar on emerging issues in... Read more
It was, ironically, the ceaseless conflict of work as a litigator that led John Allelo (L ’87) into some of the world’s most fraught conflict zones, working with refugees, former child soldiers, and victims of genocide.It all happened because he took a risk – taking a leave of absence from his... Read more

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