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'Visionary' who helped establish Tulane as a center for maritime law has died
Robert Acomb Jr.,  a visionary lawyer who helped establish Tulane as a global center for maritime law and whose illustrious career saw him recognized as one of the top admiralty lawyers in the world, has died. He was 90. Acomb (B’51, L’53) was a long-time partner at the Jones Walker...
If winning once is nice, then it’s even better twice. That's the kind of Valentine’s Day weekend the Tulane Law Mock Trial Team had. With two teams at the annual Southern Classic Mock Trial Competition in Oxford, Miss., they got a most unsual result: The teams took first and second place, which... Read more
UPDATE: We have cancelled the Tour de Force due to evolving conditions with COVID-19. We will keep our community informed when it is safe to reschedule alumni and other events.   Like clockwork, every Friday night, family tradition at Bob and Ruth Force’s house dictated a nice family meal,... Read more
In what can be called a banner year for Tulane Law alumni joining the judicial ranks, three Tulanians have been named to the federal bench in recent months. Attorney Donna Phillips Currault (L’89)  was selected as a Magistrate Judge  in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana... Read more
Shipping contracts are a complex legal matter. Some practical and not-so-practical problems that arise from such contracts is the topic of this year’s William Tetley Lecture in Maritime Law at Tulane Law, Feb. 18. This year’s lecturer is Michael Brooks, from the Nordisk Defence Club (Nordisk... Read more
As part of a significant expansion of its legal clinical programs, Tulane Law has hired directors for two new clinics and added a third instructor to its environmental law program. Katie Schwartzman (L’03), a seasoned civil liberties expert with 15 years of experience directing and managing civil... Read more
The president of the nation’s largest legal organization – the American Bar Association – who also happens to be a Tulane Law School alumna and mentor to students -- will give the keynote address at this year’s graduation ceremonies. ABA President Judy Perry Martinez, who rose from humble roots in... Read more
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... Read more
Long-time Tulane Law professor and Director of the law library David Combe, who was instrumental in acquiring the heralded John Minor Wisdom collection and growing the law school’s rare books collection, died on Christmas day last month. A civil law scholar, Combe (L’71) was director of the law... Read more
Hail to the Chiefs

January 06, 2020

In what remains a singularly seminal moment in Tulane Law history, more than 375 black alumni joined in celebrating the accomplishments of its students of color through the decades one year ago this month. Among them were trailblazers – the promising student leaders who bravely and passionately... Read more
Meredith Grabill A long-time New Orleans bankruptcy lawyer and award-winning pro bono volunteer in the community, Tulane Law alumna Meredith Grabill (L’06) now is officially the Honorable Judge Grabill. Grabill’s investiture as a federal bankruptcy judge took place Dec. 12 following her appointment in September to... Read more
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... Read more
Ninety-nine percent of the plastic that should be floating in the oceans is missing. Even accounting for the plastic that washes up on beaches or is trapped in arctic ice, millions of tons have simply disappeared. Where did it go? This topic was the focus of a documentary film screening, “Oceans:... Read more
The gift of a two-century-old manuscript is cause for celebration. Tulane Law faculty honored the gift of the 200-year-old de la Vergne volume, an original work on the Civil Law of Louisiana by Louis Moreau Lislet, on Nov. 6 with a program and reception that brought remaining de la Vergne family... Read more
Tulane University’s Law School and Murphy Institute are partnering in launching a new academic center to critically examine the function of law and regulation in a modern economy, Law School Dean David Meyer and Murphy Institute Director Steven M. Sheffrin announced. The new Center for Law and the... Read more
Ariel Campos was able to meet one of her heroes. The second-year law student introduced U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor as part Tulane President Mike Fitts’ Presidential Speaker Series. Sotomayor was the inaugural speaker, and Campos, who is the president of the Tulane Latinx Law... Read more