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Tulane Law graduation honors resiliency of the Class of 2024
Amid fanfare and celebration, Tulane Law School said goodbye to its 173rd graduating class, the Class of 2024, which overcame the early stages of the COVID pandemic and Hurricane Ida, forcing the start of their law school journey online. Tulane Law conferred degrees on more than 300...
The U.S. Senate has confirmed Tulane Law alumna Orelia Merchant (L'98) to a lifetime appointment on the federal bench, filling an open seat in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Merchant was confirmed Wednesday and is on one of the most diverse rosters of judicial picks... Read more
A nine-term Texas state legislator and Tulane Law alumnus will be the graduation speaker at ceremonies for the Class of 2023. Texas Rep. Rafael Anchía, a 1993 graduate of Tulane Law and the son of Mexican immigrants raised in Miami, will address this year’s graduating class May 20 at Devlin... Read more
For the second consecutive year, Tulane’s Black Law Student Association won the National Thurgood Marshall Moot Court Competition, the most prestigious national competition for Black law students. In the three years that the BLSA program has been part of the Tulane Moot Court Program, its teams... Read more
Tulane Law Dean David Meyer has signed on to a letter to Congress from dozens of law deans around the nation asking for increased funding for the Legal Services Corporation, which supports organizations providing legal services to the most vulnerable. “As deans of law schools in the United States... Read more
David Meyer, dean of Tulane Law School and the Mitchell Franklin Professor of Law, will step down effective June 30, to assume the role of dean and president of Brooklyn Law School in New York. Under Meyer’s 13 years of leadership, Tulane Law School hired two dozen permanent faculty members,... Read more
Law Dean David Meyer is stepping down after 13 years at the helm of Tulane Law School and will join Brooklyn Law School as its President and Joseph Crea Dean. Read the announcement from Tulane University President Michael Fitts and Provost Robin Forman... Read more
A veteran of the Tulane Moot Court Program and past national champion of the BLSA discipline took home the first-place spot in the annual Moot Court Honorary Round held April 19. Third-year law student Clarence “Trey” Roby will see his name placed first “on the marble” in the Wendell H. Gauthier... Read more
In life, immigration attorney Valerie Zukin fought for the most vulnerable, transforming detained immigrants’ access to representation in northern and central California. Through her indefatigable determination and grit, she convened and inspired other lawyers and established the infrastructure... Read more
Maritime entrepreneur, Tulane Board member and a founder of the Tulane Maritime Law Center, Erik Johnsen died earlier this week at the age of 97. Johnsen (B’48) founded the Central Gulf Steamship Corp. (later renamed International Shipholding Corp.) with his father and brother in 1947, and... Read more
Tulane Law School invites all alumni to join in a reception following a group swearing-in ceremony to the U.S. Supreme Court Bar later this summer. The event, following the Court swearing-in on June 1, 2023 is being hosted by Chris Johnsen (L'85), a senior partner for Jones Walker’s Washington, D.... Read more
Tulane’s Corporate and Securities Law Roundtable is back March 25, on the heels of the 35th annual Corporate Law Institute. Tulane Law Professor Ann Lipton annually gathers top corporate and securities scholars from around the country to explore changes in the field,  immediately following the... Read more
Renowned legal scholar and Harvard Law Professor Randall Kennedy will speak at Tulane Law School Friday, March 24 on issues of race and social justice. Kennedy, who in 2015 was Tulane Law’s Dreyfous Lecturer on Civil Rights, will present a keynote address titled “From Protest to Law: Triumphs and... Read more
The best and brightest M&A and securities practitioners, leading corporate counsel and Wall Street investment bankers gather March 23-24 at the 35th annual Tulane Corporate Law Institute, the premier M&A conference in the nation. Among the highlights this year’s conference, to be held... Read more
The impact of politics on jails, prisons, courts, prosecutors, police, and defense attorneys are just a few of the topics that will be addressed at this year’s Gordon Gamm Comparative Law and Justice Symposium on March 31, 2023. The event will be held at Tulane Law’s John Giffen Weinmann Hall,... Read more
The 28th Annual Tulane Environmental Law & Policy Summit, on Friday, March 17th and Saturday, March 18th, is giving a platform to “unconventional voices.” The Summit, the longest ongoing student-run environmental law conference in the country, will honor that theme with a keynote address on... Read more