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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...
The spring semester for Tulane’s Sports Law Program comes alive almost immediately in January, with student-run arbitration and negotiation competitions – four in all – taking center stage over the ensuing three months. In the world of the NBA, the Tulane Pro Basketball Negotiation competition... Read more
A new report co-authored by Tulane Law’s Immigrant Rights Clinic shows that more than 100,000 abused or abandoned immigrant youths are in limbo as a backlog in cases for youth hoping to apply for green cards has more than doubled in the last two years. End the Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (... Read more
Without Tulane Law School, Louisiana trust law would not exist.   While the idea of enforceable charitable donations was recognized under Roman law, the trust – a legal device whereby ownership of property is bifurcated between a trustee who holds legal title and a beneficiary who holds equitable... Read more
To run into Jupiter Contreras in the halls of Tulane Law School is to find a little dose of sunshine. They are warm, smiling, larger-than-life. Contreras, the president of the incoming class of 2026, spares no time for being down, or worse, for failing to take in all that their classmates and the... Read more
Earlier this fall, Erika Hodges, a second-year Tulane Law student, spoke to rising first-years, explaining their reasons for diving into public interest law. “When I was growing up, if I had been in trouble, I would have needed the help of a public defender,” they recounted matter-of-factly. “My... Read more
Three members of the Tulane Law community – a student, a professor and a staff member – have been honored by The Association of American Law Schools (AALS) as part of their annual Pro Bono Honor Roll award. Professor Khrista McCarden, Tulane Environmental Law Clinic Staff Member Kimberly Terrell,... Read more
Tulane Law Professors Laila Hlass and Saru Matambanadzo have been honored by Tulane University for their innovation and dedication to education as part of the annual Research, Scholarship, and Artistic Achievement Awards. Hlass, Associate Provost for International Affairs and the Co-Director of... Read more
The Tulane Environmental Law Clinic won an important U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in October in a case that has spanned more than five years and involved almost a dozen students. Argued over the summer by Clinic student-attorney and recent graduate Steven Moctezuma (L’23) under the... Read more
The U.S. Economic Development Administration announced last week that Gulf Louisiana Offshore Wind Propeller, a consortium that includes Tulane University, is one of 31 newly designated Tech Hubs.    The consortium, known as GLOW Propeller, will support development of offshore wind energy... Read more
In 2020, as Louisiana’s detention of immigrants soared to the second highest in the nation, Tulane Law boosted its immigration law program with the launch of a new legal clinic dedicated to building a pipeline of attorneys through training students to represent local community members in seeking... Read more
Tulane faculty now have a direct line to weigh in on the university’s programmatic innovation strategies and goals for the Tulane University Innovation Institute (TUII): the Faculty Innovation Council (FIC). FIC is composed of Tulane faculty members who possess expertise in their areas of study and... Read more
Tulane Law student Lakshmi “Lex” Kumar has embraced her second chance at life. Just a few years from a diagnosis of a rare congenital heart condition that could have taken her life, she is among the law school’s most avid student scholars and leaders. “Second chances are rarely given,” said Kumar... Read more
A book on transnational law by Tulane Center for Energy Law Director Frederic Sourgens (L’05) has been named the 2023 ABILA Book of the Year.  The American Branch of the International Law Association awards the Book of the Year Award annually to the best book published in the previous year on... Read more
The work that Professor Carla Laroche is doing – exploring the barriers that prevent underrepresented communities from gaining access to justice – is tailor-made to her interests and passions. It didn’t always look so obvious but her journey in law made it clear. “For me, knowing the law was... Read more
Tamunoboma “Dominion” Fenny was supposed to be a doctor – it’s what she believed for a long time, and what her parents had hoped. “But it turns out that I really, really like the law, and I really enjoy learning about the law,” said the newly-minted president of the Tulane Graduate and... Read more