Highlighting the work of securing and protecting civil rights is the foundation of the annual Dreyfous Lecture, which this year brings to Tulane Law School the chair of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
Commission Chairwoman Catherine E. Lhamon will discuss “Civil Rights in the Trump Era” as...
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
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
Sidney Watson, southwest Louisiana native and fresh out of Harvard Law School, had a mission in 1978: Jump start a legal clinical program from scratch at Tulane Law on a shoestring.
“It was something so new, and only a few schools around the country were even thinking about it,” said Watson.
By... Read more
A Tulane Law student has been accepted to the prestigious Stanford U.S.-Russia Forum, a Stanford University program dedicated to bringing students at leading Russian and American universities together for research in public policy, business, economics and other disciplines.
Brenda Gonzalez, who is... Read more
A Tulane Law alumus has been named general counsel for the expanded U.S. operations of international science and pharmaceutical company Bayer AG.
Scott Partridge (A&S '76, L'79), formerly vice president of global strategy for Monsanto, began his new role Oct. 1 after spending most of the... Read more
Visiting Professor of Law Ross Garber spoke at Tulane Law on Constitution Day -- observed annually in honor of the signing of the U.S. Constitution – with a lecture titled, “The Role of the Judiciary in Presidential Impeachments."
Garber is a legal analyst at CNN and nationally-recognized expert... Read more
Studying law can launch a student towards a variety of career paths, but discovering which career is the best fit is often harder for women of color who are blazing trails in the profession.
To make that discovery a little easier, Tulane Law School is hosting a panel titled, “Women of Color in Law... Read more
Tulane Law School has launched Tulane-Yongxiong Center for International Credit Law in partnership with Xiangtan University in Hunan Province, China.
The significant academic partnership will entail an ongoing exchange of faculty teaching short courses at the two partner institutions, funding... Read more