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Tulane Law Review names first Latino editor-in-chief
Second-year law student Pablo Gonzales has been elected editor-in-chief of Volume 99 of the Tulane Law Review, the first Latino to lead the school’s flagship journal in its 109-year history. “Being selected for membership on Law Review was already exciting, but being chosen by your peers to...
By Mary Cross In March, “Fairly Traceable,” the newest play by Tulane Law School alum Mary Kathryn Nagle (L ’08), premiered in the Wells Fargo Theater at the Autry Museum of the American West in Los Angeles. Delving into climate change’s impact on Native American communities, the work was inspired... Read more
Walter E. Blessey Jr. (A&S ’67, L ’70) says that some of his earliest childhood memories were of toddling on Tulane University’s leafy campus. On May 19, he was back under the oaks at the Audubon Tea Room, just a stone’s throw from campus, accepting a Lifetime Achievement Award from Tulane... Read more
Feisty and fearless, Marian Mayer Berkett fought government corruption as a law student and forged a path for other women in the legal profession. The last surviving member of Tulane Law School’s famed Class of 1937 and Louisiana’s oldest attorney, Berkett died June 4, 2017, at age 104. But she... Read more
Tulane Law School Professor Guiguo Wang, a leading authority on international trade and economic law, visited Oxford University on June 1 to discuss ways in which China’s “Belt and Road” trade initiative might spur new forms of international legal cooperation. In a lecture at Oxford’s China Centre... Read more
ing up, siblings Ann and George Webb knew Tulane University from the inside out. Their father, also named George, taught electrical engineering for 37 years. Their mother, Dorothy Webb (L ’80), started Tulane Law when Ann was in high school and George III in middle school, one of several women in... Read more
U.S. Rep Cedric Richmond (L ’98) Quoting statesman Daniel Webster, Chinese philosopher Confucius and even legendary pro baseball slugger Hank Aaron, U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond urged Tulane University Law School graduates to make sure that “justice and equality are more than just words on a page.” Richmond (L ’98) welcomed members... Read more
Tulane Law School’s 2017 graduation week included presentation of student and faculty awards for academic excellence, leadership and public service. On May 19, student awards were announced and new members were sworn in to the Order of the Coif (17) and Order of the Barristers (10). View awards... Read more
Members of Tulane University Law School’s 2017 graduating class have performed 18,134 hours of pro bono work during their three years of law school. That’s an average of 104 hours per student and far more than what’s required. The law class of 2017 is the last with a 30-hour pro bono minimum.... Read more
Professor Jancy Hoeffel endears herself to students inside and outside the classroom: from the way she encourages discussion about tough topics like constitutional protections against police abuses to her generosity with writing advice even for students who haven’t yet taken her classes. Current... Read more
Tulane University has recognized five members of Tulane Law’s Class of 2017 with university-wide honors for their academic excellence, service and leadership. Johannah Cousins, Samantha Pfotenhauer and Andrew Waters received the Tulane 34 Award, which is presented to only 34 graduates across all... Read more
American Maritime Cases, publisher of collected volumes of significant maritime law decisions by U.S. federal and state courts and other legal decisions important to the industry, has dedicated its 2016 Annual Bound Volumes to Tulane Law School’s Martin Davies, Admiralty Law Institute Professor of... Read more
On May 1, 21 Tulane University Law School alumni were sworn in to the U.S. Supreme Court bar to be able to practice in the high court. Dean David Meyer, a Supreme Court bar member who clerked for Justice Byron White in 1992-93, moved membership of the attorneys before the justices, who also issued... Read more
Members of Tulane University Law School’s 2017 graduating class have performed 18,134 hours of pro bono work during their three years of law school. That’s an average of 104 hours per student, multiple times what’s required. The Class of 2017 is the last with a 30-hour pro bono minimum. Starting... Read more
Effective courtroom lawyering requires knowing the facts of the case and the applicable law, but also the art of advocacy. Third-year Tulane Law School student William Igbokwe says he’s spent hours practicing hand gestures and facial expressions, watching lawyers perform and viewing videos of... Read more
Though a Louisiana-style downpour deluged New Orleans streets the first morning of Tulane’s Corporate Law Institute, the mood was sunny among the 600-plus lawyers, bankers and other professionals talking deal making inside the Roosevelt Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Kurt Simon, J.P. Morgan’s global... Read more