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Tulane Law stand-outs receive prestigious 34 Awards
Three Tulane Law graduates were honored during end-of-year celebrations as recipients of the 34 Awards, the highest honor given to those students who have provided exceptional leadership and service during their time at Tulane. The law recipients for the Class of 2020 are Kansas Guidry, the...
Tulane was the first law school to require pro bono hours, a program that has now recorded more than 255,000 hours of free legal assistance in our community since 1988. Over three years of law school, the Class of 2019 gave 17,027 hours of service to the community, representing indigent clients... Read more
He once taught English in Asia, worked as an investment consultant and volunteered for a Kenya-based NGO. At Tulane Law, he rose to become editor of Tulane’s Environmental Law Journal and published an article in a major environmental journal as a second-year law student. In between, Andrew Taylor... Read more
Those serving time in prison have no right to free legal representation after the conviction becomes final.   If they want to challenge the constitutionality of their conviction – such as arguing that their attorney was ineffective or that the prosecutor withheld exculpatory evidence – then they... Read more
A Tulane Law alumna and former adjunct law professor will take the helm of the National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ) in October. Orleans Civil District Court Judge Bernadette D’Souza (L’92), the first  Civil District Court judge elected to the  permanent domestic relations division, becomes... Read more
Walter E. Blessey, Jr. (L'70), a pioneer of the modern inland marine transportation industry and a Tulane Law School alumnus, was awarded the U.S. Coast Guard Meritorious Public Service Award, one of the highest civilian honors presented by the service.  The award was presented to Blessey in early... Read more
Journalism, criminal justice reform and social media intersect at this year’s Phelps Lecture on First Amendment Law with leading legal journalist and Yale Law School lecturer Emily Bazelon. Bazelon will give the lecture at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16 at Tulane Law School, 6329 Freret Street.... Read more
Renowned Political Strategist James Carville will headline Tulane Law School’s 2nd Annual Entertainment & Sports Law Conference, which draws a veritable Who’s Who of entertainment and sports executives as well as creative entrepreneurs each year. Titled “Geaux Create: Emerging Trends in Law... Read more
Tulane Law Dean David Meyer has joined more than 100 other law deans across the country to oppose the proposed elimination of the Legal Services Corporation (LSC), the largest funder of civil legal aid in our nation. The Deans’ letter, sent to U.S. House and Senate Appropriations' Committee members... Read more
Maritime law students in law Prof. Raymond Waid’s Cargo class are about to enter tough negotiations on how to move goods from one country to another by sea. For the second time in as many years, students in Waid’s class on April 11 will enter mock negotiations with a bonus not afforded them in real... Read more
Distinguished alumni of Tulane Law School were honored April 6 for their work, dedication and service on behalf of the community during the Tulane Alumni Awards.  The Tulane Alumni Association has created the awards to celebrate dedicated alumni, which are the pride of Tulane University. This year... Read more
When it comes to the delicate balance of life in lakes, rivers and bayous, it’s really all about the oxygen. So when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved a state rule in 2016 that would allow for more pollutants in the waterways of the North Shore of Lake Pontchartrain --... Read more
Tulane’s 24th Annual Environmental Law & Policy Summit capped off Tulane’s Climate Action Week with two days of panels and speeches featuring local and national experts, practitioners, writers, scientists, activists, and teachers.   Several hundred people, including students from Tulane,... Read more
The Tulane Law Review hosted its annual awards ceremony -- celebrating the accomplishments of this year's writers and editors - April 3 at the Audubon Tea Room. With a backdrop of New Orleans' famed Audubon Park, with its massive oak trees and the sight of an occasional peacock wandering by, the... Read more
The Coastal and Wetlands Law seminar took a field trip to Cocodrie, La., and the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) in mid-March to put legal issues surrounding Louisiana’s wetlands into real-world context. The field trip, hosted by LUMCON professor and Tulane Adjunct Professor Alex... Read more
What began as a battle by a first-year Tulane law student to get her rental deposit back from a prickly landlord is officially the hottest startup in New Orleans. Lydia Winkler, a JD-MBA who graduates in May, and Marco Nelson, an A.B. Freeman School of Business MBA student, won the top prize at... Read more

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