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Discussion on the Public Trust Doctrine to be held Nov. 12
The Institute on Water Resources Law & Policy and the Tulane Environmental Law Center is hosting an event with three leading legal voices to discuss the seminal Public Trust Doctrine in Louisiana Nov. 12 in an event to be held both online and in-person. Panelists Judge James L. Dennis of the...
UPDATE: Due to the evolving conditions due to COVID-19, we have cancelled this year's Hall of Fame Luncheon. We will advise our community when it is safe to reschedule.   The eighth class of the Tulane Law School Hall of Fame is full of trailblazers. It includes the first black woman to graduate... Read more
The movement against natural hair discrimination now has at least two Tulane Law alums squarely in the middle of it – and working together. Law alumna Wendy Greene (L’02) is the founder of Free the Hair, a movement that seeks to “celebrate and advocate the right of people of color to freely wear... Read more
Liberian environmental activist-in-exile and Tulane Law alumnus Alfred Brownell (LLM’02) will headline the 25th Environmental Law & Policy Summit March 6-7. Brownell in 2019 received the Goldman Environmental Prize for his fight to save more than a half-million acres in Liberia’s rainforests... Read more
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