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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...
In the 25 years that the Tulane Law's Berlin summer program has been operating, the more than 2,000 students who have participated have had a front-row seat to major world disputes including trade wars between the U.S. and China, the impact of sophisticated technologies on personal privacy,... Read more
Two new Forrester Fellows, early-career legal scholars, and a new Murphy visiting professor have joined the law school this fall. Professors Ian J. Murray and Jessica Tueller joined the faculty in July and will teach Legal Research and Writing for first-year law students as Forrester Fellows, a... Read more
Tulane First Amendment Clinic Director Katie Schwartzmann is the recipient of the New Orleans Bar Foundation’s Mark Moreau Award for Public Interest Law. The Award, among the highest honors of the NOBA, recognizes public interest lawyers with “keen legal minds who exhibit service, leadership, and... Read more
Robert L. Redfearn, a Tulane Law alumnus and emeritus member of the law Dean’s Advisory Board, died July 21 at the age of 90. Redfearn (B’54, L’57) practiced law for more than 66 years and was known as a sharp civil attorney whose practice focused on mergers, acquisitions, oil and gas transactions... Read more
Students in Tulane Law’s Online Master of Jurisprudence often say the same thing about their experience – that it changed their life, gave them the confidence to speak about the law, and their career benefited greatly.    “It gave me the confidence to start my own business,” said alumna Pavithri... Read more
How do you take an emerging legal problem, one where there is almost no case law and is founded on principles so broad, it could be hypothetical at every turn? That’s the reality of space law – where the commercialization of travel and industry is only beginning to take shape – but where the law... 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... Read more
A number of new faces are joining the faculty ranks at Tulane Law in the fall, including an international expert in energy law, as well as scholars in civil rights and gender law, constitutional law, comparative law and human rights and finance, banking and corporate law. Freddy Sourgens was named... Read more
International energy law scholar Frédéric Sourgens has been named to lead Tulane University Law School’s innovative Center for Energy Law as the James McCulloch Chair in Energy Law, Dean Sally Richardson announced. Sourgens is not only a Tulane Law alumnus with the Class of 2005, but he also is an... Read more
The New Orleans CityBusiness announced its 2023 class of Leaders in Law and Tulane Law School swept the educators category with three out of three education leaders being Tulane Law faculty members.  Professors Ann Lipton, Lauren Godshall, and Tonya Jupiter all received the local honor and joined... Read more
Tulane Law’s LLM program for foreign attorneys has made The International Jurist’ s honor roll of the nation’s best. The publication noted that Tulane’s LLM programs – five in all -- are among the oldest in the nation, incorporate Louisiana’s unique civil law traditions and ensure international... Read more
Two Tulane Law graduates have been confirmed by the U.S. Senate to the federal bench in key appointments,  including one that makes history as the first Black woman to serve in her circuit. Nancy Gbana Abudu (L’99) was confirmed May 17 by the U.S. Senate to the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals,... Read more
After 20 years as founder and president of the World Society of Mixed Jurisdiction Jurists, where he established a platform for top global law scholars to address pressing issues of comparative law, Tulane Law Professor Vernon Palmer is stepping down from his leadership role. Palmer, who has... Read more
Since his arrival in New Orleans as a student at Tulane Law School in 2009, Christopher Dalbom feels like “I’ve never really had to leave campus.” And Tulane has been the better for it. Now Professor Dalbom will take the reins of Tulane’s Institute on Water Resources Law and Policy next month as... Read more
Demeka Fields (L ’16), Counsel, Global Sports Marketing/Data Privacy with New Balance and previously team counsel for the Minnesota Vikings, chats with Syndey Williams (L'24) about diversity in the industry, seeking out mentors and embracing changing goals as part of her career. Fields, a founding... Read more