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Law Professor Emeritus George Strickler, who spent a lifetime fighting for civil rights, has died
Born in segregated America, George Marion Strickler was a man who spent most of his life fighting to end the practice, whether it was protesting on behalf of Black students to gain access to college admissions or lunch counters, or ligitating for the desegregation of southern public schools...
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
A maverick advocate for women’s rights and racial equality, Sandra Scarbrough Kramer, the widow of former Tulane Law Dean John Kramer, died March 30 at the age of 79. Kramer, who was born in rural Mississippi, blazed a career steeped in politics, moving forward what in the early 60s and 70s were... Read more
With precautions in place against COVID-19 throwing the university community into full-time online coursework and sheltering in place, socializing has had to become a bit …  creative. Social distancing is needed to “flatten the curve,” experts say, but isolation can also wreak havoc on anyone,... Read more
Through a common interest in quilting, a truck driver from Indianapolis, Ind., and a Tulane Law professor have come together to help health care workers in need of masks. Tulane Law Prof. Elizabeth Townsend Gard, whose research recently explored on intellectual property norms in the creative world... Read more