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Moot Court's all-woman board sets sights on competitive year
In a program once dominated by men in decades past, six women swept the board elections last spring to lead the prestigious Tulane Moot Court Program at Tulane Law. It is only one of a handful of times that Tulane Law has had an all-female Moot Court board – the student leaders responsible for...
The escalating trade tensions between the U.S. and China could provide challenges to the energy industry in the long-term, according to a number of international energy leaders who attended the 3rd annual U.S.-China Energy and Trade Law Forum hosted by Tulane Law School's Center for Energy Law and... Read more
The Tulane Institute on Water Resources Law and Policy recently received a two-year, $60,000 grant from the Greater New Orleans Foundation to support its work on developing a comprehensive, statewide water code in conjunction with the Louisiana State Law Institute. The Tulane Institute on Water... Read more
NEW ORLEANS, La., (Nov. 2, 2018) — Today, the deans of Tulane Law School  and Loyola University New Orleans College of Law released an open letter in support of Amendment 2 to the Louisiana legal community.  "Respected jurists recognize the principle of unanimous juries as essential to our... Read more
In October, Tulane Law faculty joined with Xiangtan University faculty in an inaugural academic conference on comparative credit law in Changsha, China. The effort is part of the recent launch of the Tulane-Yongxiong Center for International Credit Law in partnership with Xiangtan University in... Read more
Students studying to be attorneys quickly learn that some cases stick with you forever. And sometimes, a client becomes a friend. For third-year law students Mashal Garbus and Nate Hall, who represented a Salvadoran immigrant activist living in a New Orleans church under threat of deportation, the... Read more
Tulane Law Prof. Elizabeth Townsend Gard has been awarded one of seven competitive Lepage Faculty Fellowships by the Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Tulane’s A.B. Freeman School of Business to continue her scholarly work in the area of entrepreneurship and innovation. Townsend... Read more
She really, really doesn’t want a straw with her margarita. That was at least part of the driving force behind Tulane alumna and California environmental lawyer Lisa Kaas Boyle’s efforts to draft legislation that led to California’s ban on plastic straws. The measure, signed into law by Gov.... Read more
It took 11 years and 22 student attorneys from Tulane’s Criminal Justice Clinic to help free Michael Monroe. Last week, after serving 21 years of a mandatory life sentence in Louisiana’s State Penitentiary at Angola, Monroe’s legal saga ended; he was re-sentenced to eight years with credit for... Read more
Environmental law conjures images of tug-of-wars with major corporations over pollution, challenges to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers decisions and fights over fracking. But how about working to ensure access to crawfish habitat in the Atchafalaya Basin on behalf of the Cajuns whose living depends on... Read more
Cameron Holmes was in his third year of law school helping represent a 16-year-old who was charged with stealing and unauthorized use of a car.  It’s as far from practicing Maritime Law as you can get, which is what Holmes planned to study at Tulane Law School. The skills practice and courtroom... Read more
Tulane Law students don’t just read and study law; they draft it. Former Tulane Law student Abel Delgado (L ’13) drafted a language access ordinance that could benefit Limited English Proficiency residents in New Orleans and around the country. “It’s exciting to know that research and drafting... Read more
When an Uptown New Orleans landlord was accused by female tenants of repeated unwanted sexual advances, including propositioning applicants and tenants for dates, Civil Litigation Clinic alumna Cashauna Hill (L'05), Executive Director of the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center, reached... Read more
In late September,  Michael Monroe posed proudly on the steps of the Orleans Parish Criminal District Court with his lawyer Professor Katherine Mattes. The culmination of 11 years of work, conducted by 22 Tulane Criminal Justice Clinic students, Monroe was finally free. “He is so ecstatic and... Read more
Within a month of being sworn in to Tulane Law School’s Domestic Violence Clinic, third-year law student Jessica Greenberg (L ‘18) was already representing a client in a contested day-long trial. “My co-counsel and I were one of the first groups in the clinic to have a hearing,” she said. “I... Read more
Dear Friends: Like most clinic alumni, I remember my first client. She had multiple disabilities and was a survivor of domestic violence. She called me every day. She was extremely grateful for my help and confident in my abilities, even though I had no experience. I did have one secret weapon:... Read more