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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...
Kimberly Terrell The Tulane Environmental Law Clinic’s staff scientist, who has been among the leading researchers connecting elevated COVID-19 death rates to air pollution, particularly in communities of color, testifed this summer before the U.S. House of Representatives. Kimberly Terrell (BS, BA ’05), a PhD... Read more
With a message of black female strength, Tulane Law alumna Blake Gifford has conquered the fashion industry. Gifford (L’15) is her only client, doing the monumental work of turning what was a fledgling fashion blog started in college and featuring her thrift store finds into her own brand, Signed... Read more
José Torres, a noted immigrant rights leader who had worked with Tulane Law students and faculty to prevent his deportation, was granted legal status as a survivor of labor trafficking. The formal change in his immigration status is a significant victory that ends a years-long standoff with the... Read more
Robert Sloan, a professor and Senior Research Fellow at the Tulane Center for Energy Law, died June 19 of a rare form of brain cancer. Sloan, who was beloved at Tulane Law as a longtime adjunct professor and mentor to students in energy law and regulation, was a former executive vice president and... Read more
He was not supposed to become a lawyer. Four years of grueling science and medical courses were supposed to earn Ryan Niedermair (L’19) top scores on the MCAT exam, and a spot in a leading medical school. But as he graduated from Rhodes College in 2015, “I had an epiphany. I realized that was not... Read more
Tulane Law has announced its Diversity Dialogue Summer Series, one of the initiatives to continue the discussions on race and racism as part of the Distancing Together programming.   The series is an online forum, occasionally using books and films as discussion references, to provide robust... Read more
She is one of the great mentors of Tulane Law, a professor hailed by students year after year, in course after course, for having an impact on their law school career, and by extension, their life. For being that “once-in-a-lifetime” educator, Prof. Amy Gajda, Tulane Law’s resident ­ privacy and... Read more
In the wake of protests around the country after the death of George Floyd, Tulane Law this summer has ramped up existing and added new initiatives to provide greater support for students of color and build a more inclusive community.   Dean David Meyer announced the moves in a letter to students... Read more
 To the Tulane Law Community:   Recent days have washed our nation in grief.  In the space of 72 hours, the number of American lives lost to the coronavirus pandemic surged past 100,000 and the nation watched in horror as Minneapolis police officers extinguished the life of George Floyd. The days... Read more
A Tulane Law student has won the second annual Tulane Center for Environmental Law (TCEL) Prize for her article detailing the devastating impacts of air pollution on historic black communities in Louisiana’s River Parishes. Julie Schwartzwald received the $1,000 award for her Comment The Health... Read more
Tulane Law is offering a number of online for-credit courses this summer for students anywhere in the world. The Berlin Summer Program in Intercultural Negotiation and Mediation is a joint venture between Tulane Law School in New Orleans and Humboldt University in Berlin and is an experiential... Read more
In 1834, Tulane University was founded as a medical college in the midst of the Spanish flu epidemic. Twelve years later, Tulane Law School opened, and shut down only once, rebuilding in the wake of the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. In each circumstance, the Tulane Law community has been... Read more
Three Tulane Law graduates were honored during end-of-year celebrations as recipients of the 34 Awards, the highest honor given to those students who have provided exceptional leadership and service during their time at Tulane. The law recipients for the Class of 2020 are Kansas Guidry, the Editor... Read more
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