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Tulane Law students help train inmates as 'substitute' counsel
Inmates serving time in prison have no right to free legal representation after the conviction becomes final.   If they want to challenge the constitutionality of their conviction – such as arguing that their attorney was ineffective or that the prosecutor withheld exculpatory evidence...
New Orleans law firm Stone Pigman Walter Wittman will host the first in a series of events on May 2 to honor the 50th anniversary of the first African-American to graduate from Tulane Law School.  The event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at 909 Poydras Street, Suite 3150 New Orleans, LA 70112.... Read more
A Tulane Law School third-year student will receive the 2018 Louisiana State Bar Association Law Student Pro Bono Award for her work on behalf of indigent clients. Kirby Kenny, who has donated more than 740 hours of free legal work during her three years as a law student, will receive the award at... Read more
 Tulane Law is this week co-hosting the 9th annual International Conference on the New Haven School of Jurisprudence in Hangzhou, China, an event that studies how legal principles can advance human dignity.  The conference is co-hosted annually by Tulane Law, Yale Law School, and Zhejiang... Read more
The Louisiana Bar Foundation honored Tulane Professor Oliver Houck with its Distinguished Professor Award for his pioneering role in developing modern environmental law and for his strong and continuing advocacy in enforcing those laws to protect the natural world. The Bar Foundation honored Houck... Read more
The Tulane Law Review Association held its annual banquet April 19, honoring some of the best legal writing among scholars, students and peers. < Held at the Westin Hotel – Canal Place, the event brought some 200 students, faculty and alumni to the event which honors some of the best and... Read more
A portrait honoring Lawrence Ponoroff, the 21st Dean of Tulane Law School, who guided it through the challenging days following Hurricane Katrina, was unveiled April 12 before faculty, students, alumni, and his friends and family.Speaking at the unveiling, current Law School Dean David Meyer paid... Read more
Tulane is launching its first-ever Giving Day on Wednesday, April 18 and the Law School is taking part and encouraging alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends to come together and #GiveGreen during this 24-hour period. We are fortunate enough to have several law alumni issuing giving... Read more
A portrait honoring Lawrence Ponoroff, the 21st Dean of Tulane Law School who guided it through the challenging days following Hurricane Katrina, will be unveiled Thursday. The unveiling will take place at 4:30 p.m. at the law school’s Wendall H. Gauthier Appellate Moot Court Room, 110, in John... Read more
Constitutional scholar Akhil Reed Amar gets people stirred up over his ideas about the document. He’s been described as provocative yet “as comfortable across the table from Clarence Thomas as Stephen Colbert.” Federal appellate Judge Richard Posner once called Amar “an entertaining writer” but an... Read more
A veritable Who’s Who list of entertainment executives descended on Tulane Law School in April for a major conference examining the rapidly shifting frontiers of the entertainment industry. The conference featured a keynote discussion on the future of Film and Television entertainment between... Read more
Maritime law students in Prof. Raymond Waid’s Cargo class are about to enter tough negotiations on how to move goods from one country to another by sea. They’ll enter these mock negotiations April 5 with one bonus not afforded them in real life: Each team will get a coach from CMA CGM, one of the... Read more
A distinguished maritime arbitrator and professor of legal practice who has served as an international maritime judge is the featured speaker of the William Tetley Lecture in Maritime Law on Tuesday April 3, at Tulane Law School.Prof. Anselmo Reyes of the University of Hong Kong will lecture on “... Read more
The East Coast’s latest Nor’easter this week brought snow and headaches to Philadelphia, but a gift to Tulane Law students: Judge Felipe Restrepo (L ’86), in town to preside over Tulane’s Moot Court Honorary Round and  grounded in sunny New Orleans for two days, volunteered to help teach oral-... Read more
  On those tablets are the names of some of the best-known Tulane Law graduates, many of whom went on to have distinguished careers that enabled them to influence cases – and law-making -- around the globe. In recent years, however, through lack of funding and dedicated alumni involvement, the... Read more
New SEC Commissioner Robert Jackson wants greater, and more prompt, disclosure of cyber security breaches at publicly-traded companies, he said Thursday during the 30th annual Tulane Corporate Law Institute. Jackson, the two-day event’s keynote speaker, hinted that the SEC – on the heels of... Read more

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