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'Visionary' who helped establish Tulane as a center for maritime law has died
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...
The Civil Rights and Federal Practice Clinic, along with more than a dozen other law schools nationwide, is joining the ACLU Louisiana’s efforts to pursue cases against racially-motivated police actions. “Justice Lab: Putting Racist Policing on Trial,” is a project geared at challenging racially-... Read more
Tulane Law’s commitment to social justice issues takes a giant leap forward this fall with the opening of its two newest clinics focusing on immigration and First Amendment issues. This summer, the two clinics, the Immigrant Rights Clinic and the First Amendment Clinic, have begun a slow ramp-up... Read more
  Law Dean David Meyer joined nine other Tulane University Deans in condemning the recent order by the Department of Homeland Security that will adversely affect current and future international students. "We stand with our international students and pledge every effort to protect them from... Read more
Six Tulane Law students—more than ever before—have been chosen for the 1L Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Scholars Program, a respected initiative that expands career opportunities for diverse first-year law students. The six will have the rare opportunity to work with attorneys from... Read more
Three Tulane Law professors have been named Reporters of Committees for the Uniform Law Commission, an organization that aims to provide consistent, clear laws across state lines. Profs. Gabe Feldman, Sally Richardson and Ron Scalise (BA '97, L'00) each serve as Reporter for ULC committees that... Read more
Kimberly Terrell The Tulane Environmental Law Clinic’s staff scientist, who has been among the leading researchers connecting elevated COVID-19 death rates to air pollution, particularly in communities of color, testifed this summer before the U.S. House of Representatives. Kimberly Terrell (BS, BA ’05), a PhD... Read more
With a message of black female strength, Tulane Law alumna Blake Gifford has conquered the fashion industry. Gifford (L’15) is her only client, doing the monumental work of turning what was a fledgling fashion blog started in college and featuring her thrift store finds into her own brand, Signed... Read more
José Torres, a noted immigrant rights leader who had worked with Tulane Law students and faculty to prevent his deportation, was granted legal status as a survivor of labor trafficking. The formal change in his immigration status is a significant victory that ends a years-long standoff with the... Read more
Robert Sloan, a professor and Senior Research Fellow at the Tulane Center for Energy Law, died June 19 of a rare form of brain cancer. Sloan, who was beloved at Tulane Law as a longtime adjunct professor and mentor to students in energy law and regulation, was a former executive vice president and... Read more
He was not supposed to become a lawyer. Four years of grueling science and medical courses were supposed to earn Ryan Niedermair (L’19) top scores on the MCAT exam, and a spot in a leading medical school. But as he graduated from Rhodes College in 2015, “I had an epiphany. I realized that was not... Read more
Tulane Law has announced its Diversity Dialogue Summer Series, one of the initiatives to continue the discussions on race and racism as part of the Distancing Together programming.   The series is an online forum, occasionally using books and films as discussion references, to provide robust... Read more
She is one of the great mentors of Tulane Law, a professor hailed by students year after year, in course after course, for having an impact on their law school career, and by extension, their life. For being that “once-in-a-lifetime” educator, Prof. Amy Gajda, Tulane Law’s resident ­ privacy and... Read more
In the wake of protests around the country after the death of George Floyd, Tulane Law this summer has ramped up existing and added new initiatives to provide greater support for students of color and build a more inclusive community.   Dean David Meyer announced the moves in a letter to students... Read more
 To the Tulane Law Community:   Recent days have washed our nation in grief.  In the space of 72 hours, the number of American lives lost to the coronavirus pandemic surged past 100,000 and the nation watched in horror as Minneapolis police officers extinguished the life of George Floyd. The days... Read more
A Tulane Law student has won the second annual Tulane Center for Environmental Law (TCEL) Prize for her article detailing the devastating impacts of air pollution on historic black communities in Louisiana’s River Parishes. Julie Schwartzwald received the $1,000 award for her Comment The Health... Read more