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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...
While the nation is mourning the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as a champion of equal rights for women and a cultural icon, some Tulane alumni and faculty are also feeling her loss as an extended member of the Tulane community. The Justice, they recalled, expressed an enduring... Read more
Every year, Tulane Law honors the celebration of the Constitution on Sept. 17. This year, Constitution Day will center on race and the cultural challenges facing the nation. A remote discussion will take place Thursday, Sept. 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. titled “Race, Racism, Anti-Racism and the... Read more
Two Tulane Law legal clinics have formally named deputy directors. The new Deputy Directors are Prof. Elizabeth Livingston de Calderon, who will help direct the Environmental Law Clinic, and Prof. Timothy McEvoy will work as deputy in the Domestic Violence Clinic. Both Livingston de Calderon and... Read more
The Tulane Center on Law and the Economy has announced its scholarly workshop series for this fall, which will be focused on bankruptcy law and debt relief in light of the current economic and financial crisis. The Center, a partnership between Tulane Law and The Murphy Institute, sponsors various... Read more
Tulane Law is welcoming three new faculty members this fall, two with the nationally recognized Women’s Prison Project and another who joins as the newest Forrester Fellow. Carlotta Lepingwell and Stanislav “Stas” Moroz join the law school as Clinical Instructors with the Women’s Prison Project, a... Read more
Professor Sally Brown Richardson, a respected scholar of property rights known for her engaging demeanor in the classroom and a gift for bringing often-arcane laws to life, will serve as Tulane Law’s Vice Dean for Academic Affairs.  She succeeds Prof. Onnig Dombalagian, an expert in corporate and... Read more
It was a tumultuous spring for Peace Corps and Fulbright volunteers as the global COVID-19 pandemic surged around the globe. In almost every case, these volunteers were called home from international placements, and these life-changing international experiences were abruptly ended.  In some cases... Read more
The Deans of Louisiana’s four law schools and 16 prominent leaders of the Louisiana bar, including eight past presidents, have joined in commending the Louisiana Supreme Court for its recent decision to waive the bar exam for recent graduates. The “Court charted an alternative path that... Read more
The Louisiana Supreme Court will allow emergency admission to the state bar to applicants unable to sit for the July 27 bar exam after it was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The order effectively adopts the proposal advanced by the deans of Louisiana’s four law schools last week, granting... Read more
The Deans of Louisiana’s four law schools urged the Louisiana Supreme Court to issue an emergency admission rule for recent law school graduates so they can begin practicing law in the state, a day after the court abruptly announced the cancellation of the July 27 Louisiana Bar Examination. The... Read more
The Civil Rights and Federal Practice Clinic, along with more than a dozen other law schools nationwide, is joining the ACLU Louisiana’s efforts to pursue cases against racially-motivated police actions. “Justice Lab: Putting Racist Policing on Trial,” is a project geared at challenging racially-... Read more
Tulane Law’s commitment to social justice issues takes a giant leap forward this fall with the opening of its two newest clinics focusing on immigration and First Amendment issues. This summer, the two clinics, the Immigrant Rights Clinic and the First Amendment Clinic, have begun a slow ramp-up... Read more
  Law Dean David Meyer joined nine other Tulane University Deans in condemning the recent order by the Department of Homeland Security that will adversely affect current and future international students. "We stand with our international students and pledge every effort to protect them from... Read more
Six Tulane Law students—more than ever before—have been chosen for the 1L Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Scholars Program, a respected initiative that expands career opportunities for diverse first-year law students. The six will have the rare opportunity to work with attorneys from... Read more
Three Tulane Law professors have been named Reporters of Committees for the Uniform Law Commission, an organization that aims to provide consistent, clear laws across state lines. Profs. Gabe Feldman, Sally Richardson and Ron Scalise (BA '97, L'00) each serve as Reporter for ULC committees that... Read more