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'Fabled' 200-year-old manuscript gifted to Tulane Law School
The most fabled book in Louisiana legal history – the de la Vergne volume -- has been gifted to Tulane Law School, an original founding document that details not only the laws of the 1808 Louisiana territory but also contains the hand-written notes of its principal codifier. The manuscript, a...
Kim Talus, the inaugural James McCulloch Chair in Energy Law, joined Tulane Law School in late January and is already at work in the classroom and in launching a new Tulane Center for Energy Law.Talus, considered one of the most prominent energy lawyers in Europe, moved to Tulane from Finland,... Read more
The second annual Tulane-LSU Special Olympics Unified Rivalry Basketball Game was held Feb. 3 at Fogelman Arena in Devlin Fieldhouse on the uptown campus of Tulane University. The game featured teams of Special Olympians and students from Tulane and LSU competing for the coveted Unified Rivalry Cup... Read more
Tulane Law students and their entrepreneurial law professor Elizabeth Townsend Gard have unleashed a grass-roots “army” studying the role of creativity and law in stoking the transformation of quilting from a folk-art craft into a multi-billion-dollar industry. On Tuesday, Townsend Gard’s... Read more
Getting a mock salary deal between an NFL player and owners drew 36 teams to Tulane Law School Jan. 26-27 for the Professional Football Negotiation Competition which entered its fourth year organized by the Tulane Sports Law Society. The finals brought two teams together; Chapman University Law... Read more
Finding a successful career path in law takes more than just earning a JD.  It requires opportunities to develop practice skills through clinics and externships and networking skills with professionals who can offer guidance. Tulane hosted such a full-day event Jan. 27 to help students to hone... Read more
Despite growth in the number of judges on Louisiana’s benches, minority representation has barely increased, a new Tulane University study has found.That study is part of a panel discussion hosted by Tulane Law School Jan. 25 at 6 p.m. in Room 110 that will look at gender and racial diversity in... Read more
It was a battle of players versus owners last week as Tulane Law hosted the annual International Baseball Arbitration Competition which brought dozens of law school competitors to campus for mock negotiations. The competition, which is run by the Tulane Sports Law Society, simulates a salary... Read more
The hottest acting roles in New Orleans every January just might be at Tulane Law School.The first week in January for the past six years is reserved for Intersession Boot Camp, a crash course the week before classes resume that jolts law students back into the business of learning to be lawyers.... Read more
Terry O’Neill, former president of the National Association for Women (NOW) and an alumna and former faculty member of Tulane Law School, will be the 2018 law school commencement speaker.Law School Dean David Meyer made the announcement Monday to students and faculty, lauding O’Neill’s reputation... Read more
Joe Ettinger never seems to slow. He was the first to arrive at Tulane Law School’s 2018 annual Intersession Monday – a favorite program he helps support through a generous endowment – under a typical New Orleans downpour. He wasn’t fazed. “Are we ready?” Ettinger announced. A 1956 graduate... Read more
Tulane Law Professor Vernon Palmer will address the New Orleans Bar Association at the opening its year-long Tricentennial Celebration Jan. 17 with a presentation on the legal history of Louisiana. Titled “A Tricentennial Retrospective:  The Unique Legacy of Louisiana Legal History,” Palmer is the... Read more
Tulane University alumnus Hugo Wood is the recipient of a Schwarzman Scholarship for graduate study at Tsinghua University in Beijing, one of China’s premier institutions. Wood, who received his master’s degree in law and development from the Tulane Law School in 2014, was one of 142 men and women... Read more
Justice Johann van der Westhuizen, a former judge of the Constitutional Court of South Africa, reflected on his native country’s unfinished transition to a racially just society in this year’s Eason Weinmann Lecture on International and Comparative Law.  The justice’s lecture, Can a Constitution... Read more
The trend is troubling, Gajda writes, because despite some legitimate reasons to withhold these videos from public view, the court decisions are extending to other public records like the use of mugshots, sometimes solely on the basis of what might happen to the information once released. “Taken... Read more
American Bar Association President Hilarie Bass didn’t envision herself at a big law firm after she graduated.“I did not grow up around lawyers, or for that matter, people who had degrees,” she said. And yet, 36 years later, she remains at her very first law firm, Greenberg Traurig, which has grown... Read more

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