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Tulane Law alumna nominated as 1st Black woman to fill appeals court seat
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...
Two Tulane Law School professors who are leading voices in immigration law have been named Bellow Scholars by the American Association of Law Schools, an honor recognizing innovative research projects by clinical legal educators that employ empirical analysis. Profs. Laila Hlass and Mary Yanik, co... Read more
The Civil Rights and Federal Practice Clinic spent part of the fall semester in preparation for arguments on a federal appeal in a case involving excessive force. Three students, AsheLee Singleton, Rachel Jokinen and Price Ciolino, all third-year law students, prepared for weeks to argue with... Read more
 The COVID-19 pandemic took a lot from students at Tulane Law School – much more than live events and in-person classes.  For second-and-third-year law students, the crucial aspect of networking with alumni and lawyers working in their preferred field became more complicated than ever. Ryan... Read more
Law students in Tulane’s Immigrant Rights Clinic may have saved the life of their client Luis Nuñez Saavedra by carefully listening to his story and taking quick action to win his release from detention. Third-year law students Gabriela Cruz and Trinidad Reyes paid attention when their client, a... Read more
The hearing on a motion about a plastic plant’s air quality permit in St. James Parish was expected to be procedural. Instead, a student-attorney from Tulane Law persuaded a judge that more review of the plant’s permit was in order on the basis of environmental justice. The case involving the... Read more
Tulane Center for Environmental Director Mark Davis said it best, "At a time when uncertainty was a constant, Tulane Law’s environmental program was steadfast:  Teaching, serving, and mentoring in ways that matter in times that matter." Tulane, despite the COVID-19 crisis, was front and center on... Read more
Days before Tulane Law School closed its doors and the COVID-19 quarantine began, the 25th Annual Tulane Environmental Law & Policy Summit presented more than 20 panels over two days, covering a span of subjects from oyster management to climate change and risk allocation in the insurance and... Read more
Larry Kahn (L’95) wasn’t exactly planning to be an entrepreneur after practicing maritime law for 20 years in one of the most prestigious firms in New York. Yet in 2014, enticed by launching a startup that recycles old ships (a growing part of the maritime industry), his career took a turn that... Read more
President-Elect Joe Biden has named Tulane Law alumnus U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond (L’98) to a key White House post, serving as Senior Advisor and Director of the Office of Public Engagement. Richmond, a New Orleanian who supported Biden as the national co-chair of his presidential campaign, and of... Read more
Tulane Law’s First Amendment Clinic has sued the Town of Gramercy over an ordinance that requires a permit and payment of a $10,000 bond to hold peaceful protests. The ordinance effectively prevented a grass-roots citizen organization, RISE St. James, from holding a peaceful march opposing... Read more
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

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