Robert Acomb Jr., a visionary lawyer who helped establish Tulane as a global center for maritime law and whose illustrious career saw him recognized as one of the top admiralty lawyers in the world, has died.
He was 90.
Acomb (B’51, L’53) was a long-time partner at the Jones Walker...
As students in Stephen Griffin’s Law of Democracy class at Tulane University School of Law, Alyssa McCain and Catherine Meyer immersed themselves in all things elections, from voter participation and campaign finance to racial discrimination and voting rights.
They studied the laws of individual... Read more
Tulane Law, in collaboration with Southern Methodist University's Dedman School of Law, is hosting a virtual symposium on the implications of artificial intelligence on society.
Led by Tulane Law Prof. Kristin Johnson, an expert in artificial intelligence in financial markets, and Prof. Carla... Read more
The first thing you notice in working with Prof. Tonya Jupiter is her irrepressible spirit. It is her signature, part of every interaction, and it belies the challenges of coordinating Tulane Law’s legendary Pro Bono Program.
Jupiter (L’94) is the Associate Director for Pro Bono and Advocacy... Read more
There is a new, well-known face hanging in the hallway that leads to the Tulane Law Dean’s Office, thanks to a generous gift from an art-loving alumni family.
The portrait of Louis Armstrong titled Funeral for Louis: Old Louis by artist John T. Scott (1940-2007) is a hand-pressed woodcut print of... Read more
As Climate Week draws to a close, Tulane faculty are reflecting on what they have learned through their lectures and participation in climate change events across the country over the past week. One emerging theme is the growing demand for a climate-educated workforce. With global economies... Read more
While the nation is mourning the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as a champion of equal rights for women and a cultural icon, some Tulane alumni and faculty are also feeling her loss as an extended member of the Tulane community. The Justice, they recalled, expressed an enduring... Read more
Every year, Tulane Law honors the celebration of the Constitution on Sept. 17.
This year, Constitution Day will center on race and the cultural challenges facing the nation. A remote discussion will take place Thursday, Sept. 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. titled “Race, Racism, Anti-Racism and the... Read more
Two Tulane Law legal clinics have formally named deputy directors.
The new Deputy Directors are Prof. Elizabeth Livingston de Calderon, who will help direct the Environmental Law Clinic, and Prof. Timothy McEvoy will work as deputy in the Domestic Violence Clinic.
Both Livingston de Calderon and... Read more
The Tulane Center on Law and the Economy has announced its scholarly workshop series for this fall, which will be focused on bankruptcy law and debt relief in light of the current economic and financial crisis.
The Center, a partnership between Tulane Law and The Murphy Institute, sponsors various... Read more
Tulane Law is welcoming three new faculty members this fall, two with the nationally recognized Women’s Prison Project and another who joins as the newest Forrester Fellow.
Carlotta Lepingwell and Stanislav “Stas” Moroz join the law school as Clinical Instructors with the Women’s Prison Project, a... Read more
Professor Sally Brown Richardson, a respected scholar of property rights known for her engaging demeanor in the classroom and a gift for bringing often-arcane laws to life, will serve as Tulane Law’s Vice Dean for Academic Affairs. She succeeds Prof. Onnig Dombalagian, an expert in corporate and... Read more
It was a tumultuous spring for Peace Corps and Fulbright volunteers as the global COVID-19 pandemic surged around the globe.
In almost every case, these volunteers were called home from international placements, and these life-changing international experiences were abruptly ended. In some cases... Read more
The Deans of Louisiana’s four law schools and 16 prominent leaders of the Louisiana bar, including eight past presidents, have joined in commending the Louisiana Supreme Court for its recent decision to waive the bar exam for recent graduates.
The “Court charted an alternative path that... Read more
The Louisiana Supreme Court will allow emergency admission to the state bar to applicants unable to sit for the July 27 bar exam after it was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The order effectively adopts the proposal advanced by the deans of Louisiana’s four law schools last week, granting... Read more
The Deans of Louisiana’s four law schools urged the Louisiana Supreme Court to issue an emergency admission rule for recent law school graduates so they can begin practicing law in the state, a day after the court abruptly announced the cancellation of the July 27 Louisiana Bar Examination.
The... Read more