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Judge Sarah Vance (L’78) receives highest judicial honor
Tulane Law alumna Judge Sarah Vance (L’78), who serves in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, has joined an elite group of federal judges who have received the nation’s highest honor bestowed on a member of the federal judiciary.    Vance is the 2022...
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
She credits her exceptional career success to the legal foundations she gained at Tulane Law and her advocacy skills born during her time in the Moot Court Program. Of course, that was waaay back, long before alumna Angela Paolini Ellard (NC '82, G '83, L '86), an internationally recognized expert... Read more
Tulane Law School is one of four law schools nationwide awarded a $100,000 grant to launch a new prelaw pipeline program for minority college students planning to attend law school. The competitive LSAC Prelaw Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Program grants are awarded annually by the Law School... Read more
Tulane Law Professor Vernon Palmer has been named one of the leading scholars of the world’s legal systems by the International Academy of Comparative Law (IACL). Palmer joins a select few international scholars – and the only American – honored as “Five Great Comparatists” for his landmark... Read more
Last spring, a month after applying to Tulane Law School, Rowan Bienes was in an Arlington-area hospital, heading into the operating room to remove one of her kidneys. That morning, the staff at the Inova Fairfax Kidney Transplant Center lined the hallways as Bienes was wheeled by, clapping, and... Read more
Elizabeth “Lizzie” Snyder lives for college sports. So, it’s not that far-fetched that she would enter law school and seek out Tulane Law’s nationally-recognized sports law program or take a leadership role in the Tulane Sports Law Society or co-chair the Women in Sports Law Symposium. “I’ve... Read more
Tulane Law Associate Professor Jeremy Bock has been named the inaugural holder of the newly endowed Alan and Louise Fisch Early Career Professorship in Law. The new Fisch Professorship, created through an endowed gift, will support early-career faculty scholarship in intellectual property law,... Read more
In each case a woman used deadly force to defend herself against intimate partner violence or sexual assault and survived. Each faced the same legal fate: life without the possibility of parole. Now, thanks to Tulane’s Women’s Prison Project, six survivors of gender-based violence unjustly serving... Read more
Increasingly, companies and investors are using ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) factors as part of their financial analysis to identify both risks and opportunities. Tulane Law is partnering with the Washington & Lee Law School and the law firm of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart and Sullivan... Read more
He’s been flying airplanes since high school, so it’s not surprising Tulane Law student J. Michael Brown (L’23) has an interest in aviation law. What is remarkable, however, is that he took that interest and landed the top prize in a writing competition hosted by the American Bar Association’s... Read more
The Office of Research held the first Tulane University Research, Scholarship and Artistic Achievement Awards on Thursday, Nov. 4, to honor outstanding Tulane scholars and recognize their exceptional research. The awards ceremony was held at the Higgins Hotel in downtown New Orleans with Meg... Read more
Few people have had a greater influence on maritime law than Tulane Law Professor Bob Force. As Professor Martin Davies, Director of the Tulane Maritime Law Center, puts it: “Bob’s name is known wherever maritime law is studied.” Force is a giant in maritime law, and that’s not hyperbole. Both... Read more
He is an internationally renowned scholar on reparations and the constitutional guarantee of equality and a mentor to Tulane Law students delving into the intersection of race and the law for more than 25 years. For his commitment to addressing profound contemporary and historic social... Read more

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