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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...
Tulane Law is offering a number of online for-credit courses this summer for students anywhere in the world. The Berlin Summer Program in Intercultural Negotiation and Mediation is a joint venture between Tulane Law School in New Orleans and Humboldt University in Berlin and is an experiential... Read more
In 1834, Tulane University was founded as a medical college in the midst of the Spanish flu epidemic. Twelve years later, Tulane Law School opened, and shut down only once, rebuilding in the wake of the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. In each circumstance, the Tulane Law community has been... Read more
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 Editor... Read more
Spread across the miles, the members and families of Tulane Law’s Class of 2020 felt closer than ever. A weekend of virtual celebrations for the graduating Class of 2020, by all accounts a wholly new experience, brought poignant moments for third-year law students on their last weekend before... Read more
Four Tulane University faculty members received university-wide teaching awards at the end of the Spring 2020 semester — two Suzanne and Stephen Weiss Presidential Fellows Awards for Undergraduate Teaching, which recognize excellence in undergraduate teaching, student advising, and instructional... Read more
Tulane Law’s Class of 2020 gave more than 24,000 hours of free legal service to the community, a whopping record among classes in recent memory. The class gave beyond the mere 50 hours required per student for graduation, logging in 24,351 hours, helping victims of domestic violence, gig workers... Read more
As part of Tulane's webinar series on coping with COVID-19, Tulane Law Prof. Kristin Johnson, the McGlinchey Stafford Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Faculty Research, was the featured speaker on the impact of Artificial Intelligence on the pandemic. "Artificial Intelligence and Pandemic... Read more
“What’s wrong with wanting better?” was a question that third-year Tulane Law student Jenna Raden’s article challenged in an analysis of the process of using municipal incorporations to determine a community’s boundaries – and who gets to stay in, and out. Posed by a resident pushing to... Read more
As a third-year law student, Derek Warden worked on a case involving an inmate with an eating disability, who could not get help for his condition. “He was literally starving to death because he could not eat solid food. And he ultimately died,” said Warden. “Interviewing him changed my life. It... Read more
Landing a job upon graduation is arguably the primary concern of most law students. The last year of law school includes an exhaustive amount of time in job interviews and networking, in preparation for the next step of a law career. We caught up with recent graduates Micah C. Zeno (L '15),... Read more
Like everyone else, I never thought that I would not be able to go to the courthouse to conduct my daily conferences, hearings, trials and work on opinions.  Well, life has changed considerably since late February, when Corona made its way to the U.S. While federal judges have always had equipment... Read more
Kimberly Terrell As a recent Harvard study linked long-term exposure to air pollution with higher COVID-19 death rates across the country, a deeper analysis by the Tulane Environmental Law Clinic shows those living in Louisiana’s industrial corridor face some of the worst impacts of that connection. Tulane Law ... Read more
The Women’s Prison Project – Tulane Law’s innovative clinical program providing legal services and advocacy for imprisoned women who were victims of domestic violence – has won the prestigious Emil Gumpert Award. The award, the highest honor conferred by the American College of Trial Lawyers on a... Read more
Hoffman Franklin Fuller graduated Tulane Law in 1956, setting academic records that lasted for decades. However, he could not stay away for long. Four years later, “Hoff,” as he was known to family, friends and colleagues, joined the law school faculty, building a premiere tax program nationally... Read more
Lawyers generally meet their clients in person when they need legal advice. That’s true, too, of law students learning the legal ropes while helping clients of local non-profits that provide free legal counseling to New Orleans’ most vulnerable. But meeting clients has been a challenge under... Read more