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'Fabled' de la Vergne volume feted at Tulane Law
The gift of a two-century-old manuscript is cause for celebration. Tulane Law faculty honored the gift of the 200-year-old de la Vergne volume, an original work on the Civil Law of Louisiana by Louis Moreau Lislet, on Nov. 6 with a program and reception that brought remaining de la Vergne family...
Louisiana is one of more than two dozen states with a law that criminalizes exposure to HIV, charging, prosecuting, jailing and labeling anyone who potentially exposes another to the virus as a sex offender. An exposition of the broadly-written and punative state law and its impact on women is the... Read more
She’s a respected scholar of property rights, a dedicated educator who engages students and expertly brings to life often arcane laws. She’s also known for having an impressive throwing arm that can send a box of Girl Scout cookies flying to the very back of a classroom and into the hands of... Read more
The founders of Tulane Law School’s Women’s Prison Project join former colleague, law professor and newly-minted Loyola University President Tania Tetlow on an April 30 panel addressing domestic violence at the federal level. Profs. Becki Kondkar and Katherine Mattes join Tetlow to discuss... Read more
Tulane was the first law school to require pro bono hours, a program that has now recorded more than 255,000 hours of free legal assistance in our community since 1988. Over three years of law school, the Class of 2019 gave 17,027 hours of service to the community, representing indigent clients... Read more
He once taught English in Asia, worked as an investment consultant and volunteered for a Kenya-based NGO. At Tulane Law, he rose to become editor of Tulane’s Environmental Law Journal and published an article in a major environmental journal as a second-year law student. In between, Andrew Taylor... Read more
Inmates serving time in prison have no right to free legal representation after the conviction becomes final.   If they want to challenge the constitutionality of their conviction – such as arguing that their attorney was ineffective or that the prosecutor withheld exculpatory evidence – then... Read more
A Tulane Law alumna and former adjunct law professor will take the helm of the National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ) in October. Orleans Civil District Court Judge Bernadette D’Souza (L’92), the first  Civil District Court judge elected to the  permanent domestic relations division, becomes... Read more
Walter E. Blessey, Jr. (L'70), a pioneer of the modern inland marine transportation industry and a Tulane Law School alumnus, was awarded the U.S. Coast Guard Meritorious Public Service Award, one of the highest civilian honors presented by the service.  The award was presented to Blessey in early... Read more
Journalism, criminal justice reform and social media intersect at this year’s Phelps Lecture on First Amendment Law with leading legal journalist and Yale Law School lecturer Emily Bazelon. Bazelon will give the lecture at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16 at Tulane Law School, 6329 Freret Street.... Read more
Renowned Political Strategist James Carville will headline Tulane Law School’s 2nd Annual Entertainment & Sports Law Conference, which draws a veritable Who’s Who of entertainment and sports executives as well as creative entrepreneurs each year. Titled “Geaux Create: Emerging Trends in Law... Read more
Tulane Law Dean David Meyer has joined more than 100 other law deans across the country to oppose the proposed elimination of the Legal Services Corporation (LSC), the largest funder of civil legal aid in our nation. The Deans’ letter, sent to U.S. House and Senate Appropriations' Committee members... Read more
Maritime law students in law Prof. Raymond Waid’s Cargo class are about to enter tough negotiations on how to move goods from one country to another by sea. For the second time in as many years, students in Waid’s class on April 11 will enter mock negotiations with a bonus not afforded them in real... Read more
Distinguished alumni of Tulane Law School were honored April 6 for their work, dedication and service on behalf of the community during the Tulane Alumni Awards.  The Tulane Alumni Association has created the awards to celebrate dedicated alumni, which are the pride of Tulane University. This year... Read more
When it comes to the delicate balance of life in lakes, rivers and bayous, it’s really all about the oxygen. So when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved a state rule in 2016 that would allow for more pollutants in the waterways of the North Shore of Lake Pontchartrain --... Read more
Tulane’s 24th Annual Environmental Law & Policy Summit capped off Tulane’s Climate Action Week with two days of panels and speeches featuring local and national experts, practitioners, writers, scientists, activists, and teachers.   Several hundred people, including students from Tulane,... Read more

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