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Courtney Crowell was not unlike other young law students – working hard her last year at Tulane Law School with the ultimate goal to launch a successful legal career. But that was before she was one of the first students chosen to work on a new pilot program through Tulane’s legal clinics tasked...
Two Tulane Law students are moving on to what is considered the ‘championship round’ of intraschool Moot Court competitions. Julissa Hunte and Joseph Trytten, both third-year law students, will compete for the top spot ‘on the marble’ in the Moot Court Honorary Round in January.“I enjoy appellate... Read more
A Tulane Law alumnus is the first American elected president of the prestigious Comité Maritime International (CMI), the largest international organization of maritime law. Christopher Davis (L’79) was chosen for the position at CMI’s annual assembly in London last week and will serve a three-year... Read more
In the photo, Barry Williams’ face says it all: After decades behind bars, he’s smiling and embracing – with a big, hefty hug – his attorney of six years. Williams walked out of  the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola on Thursday free, 41 years after he was convicted at the age of 17 of second... Read more
Second-year Tulane Law student Marissa Shevins has been hard at work this political season. Her efforts working as an intern with the Unanimous Jury Coalition paid off on Tuesday (Nov. 6) when Louisiana voters passed a ballot measure that allow it to join the 48 other states in requiring unanimous... Read more
With 65 million refugees in the world today, their fate and what the future holds for them internationally is the topic of a major conference at Tulane Law School. The international conference, Refugees Endure: WWII Displaced Persons versus Today and the Lessons Learned will be held Nov. 16-17th... Read more
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

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