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Judge Sarah Vance (L’78) receives highest judicial honor
Tulane Law alumna Judge Sarah Vance (L’78), who serves in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, has joined an elite group of federal judges who have received the nation’s highest honor bestowed on a member of the federal judiciary.    Vance is the 2022...
Kayla Williams spent the first half of her life stretching her body to its limits in pursuit of a gold medal in gymnastics. Having accomplished that by the time she turned 16, and with the experience of being an elite female athlete, the Tulane Law student now has set her sights on advocating for... Read more
Tulane Center for Environmental Law will hold a virtual symposium focused on equitable food systems on Friday, April 9. Experts on various aspects of food systems will come together for three separate panels for intimate, engaging conversation discussing the intersection of water, food, and... Read more
The annual Tulane Entertainment and Sports Law Conference – where Hollywood and sports titans discuss challenges in their respective industries –  took place virtually this year with three sessions that explored the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on sports and Hollywood. The April 1 event, which came... Read more
He was a pathbreaking trial lawyer who played a stand-out role in some of the most nationally significant litigation of the era, including landmark lawsuits arising from the BP Oil Spill, the Catholic Church sexual abuse scandals, and against Big Tobacco. But, to those who knew him best, Bob... Read more
He left Liberia in 2016 under threat of arrest and death after he helped stop palm oil conglomerates from destroying hundreds of thousands of acres of tropical forest in his home country of Liberia. For astounding work, Alfred Brownell (LLM ’02) has received awards and accolades, along with a safe... Read more
Louisiana has one of the highest immigrant detainee populations in the nation, housed mostly in for-profit immigration detention centers, yet suffers from a scarcity of immigration lawyers. “Louisiana has become an immigration incarceration destination, creating an access to justice crisis,” said... Read more
Forget the “one-in-100-years” storm theories when it comes to energy. Extreme weather events are likely to happen with more frequency because of climate change, and our energy grids will need to prepare accordingly. That was a key takeaway from Tulane’s latest Plug In on the Texas energy crisis,... Read more
Tulane’s 33 Annual Corporate Law Institute – one of the biggest M&A events in the country -- is scheduled March 11-12 in a virtual format.  The two-day event will feature a series of panels tackling the significant issues in corporate law and mergers and acquisitions. Among the leading... Read more
There is something magical happening in the Moot Court Program – lots of winning going on. Over the weekend, the Mock Trial Team – competing in a regional event against 25 others – took first place and is heading to the National Trial Competition finals against some of the best teams in the nation... Read more
Texas’ energy crisis is the topic of a special Tulane "Plug In” hosted by the Tulane Center for Energy Law, which will bring together leading experts to discuss what went wrong and what comes next. The event will be held Tuesday, March 9 from 9-10:30 a.m. (central time) and is titled “Systemic... Read more
The Hon. Thomas C. Wicker, Jr. lived a life of service: A Naval officer who went into battle in World War II, Assistant U.S. Attorney, district court judge, ad-hoc judge for the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals and the Louisiana Supreme Court. Wicker, whose life straddled two centuries that included... Read more
Here is a law school secret: No lawyer was born knowing how to argue a case skillfully. One way to hone that skill set is taking part in competitions hosted by Tulane Law’s more than 90-year-old Moot Court Program, one of the largest student-run organizations at the school and among the oldest... Read more
The Tulane Law Environmental Appellate Moot Court team competed in the three-day Jeffrey G. Miller National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition (NELMCC), sponsored by Pace University’s Elisabeth Haub School of Law. Tulane’s team made it to the semi-final round, placing in the top nine of a 52... Read more
For student-attorney Zac Creel, his Criminal Justice Clinic case became a lesson law students learn quickly – sometimes good people do bad things. Sometimes, the mistake that lands them in prison is the catalyst for change. That is the story of Creel’s client, Joshua, who while serving 20 years of... Read more
 Just months after the nation saw protests that galvanized a movement for greater equity at all levels of society, the 26th annual Tulane Environmental Law & Policy Summit will focus its annual conference on environmental justice. The student-run Summit, one of the largest and most respected... Read more