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Early pioneer of Louisiana trust law and Tulane alumnus, Judge Pappy Little, has died
Tulane Law alumnus the Honorable Frank A. “Pappy” Little, Jr. (A&S ’58, L ‘61), who served on the federal bench for 22 years with distinction and was a pioneer in Louisiana trust law, has died. He was 87. Little, who in 2023 was inducted into the Tulane Law School Hall of Fame, was retired...
 The Women's Prison Project, Tulane’s innovative partnership between its Domestic Violence Clinic and the Criminal Justice Clinic, has had seven clients who were serving life without parole sentences go home to their families. Through a combination of pre-trial, post-conviction, and pardon cases,... Read more
In the past year the Tulane Civil Rights and Federal Practice Clinic has represented clients in several cases alleging violations of the Fair Housing Act.   Although that law was passed more than 50 years ago, housing discrimination remains prevalent. A recent study conducted by the Louisiana... Read more
Tulane Law School will host a celebration of the life of Dean Edward Sherman -- the school's 20th dean --  Friday, Nov. 18. Sherman led the law school 1996 to 2001 and died in June at the age of 84. The event will take place at 4 p.m. in room 110 of the John Giffen Weinmann Hall, with a reception... Read more
The 14-year-old had been charged with nine felonies, dating back to when he was 7. Although technically in the special education program in Orleans Parish for three years, with an IQ of about 60, he had received no instruction and was not attending school. It’s exactly the kind of case that... Read more
Estimates suggest that at least 25 percent of people in jail suffer from serious mental illness, and understanding how to recognize and address the issue in court is an important skill for lawyers and judges working in the criminal legal system. Ensuring that Tulane Law students are learning this... Read more
Bernhard announced this week a bold commitment to hire 360 Tulane University graduates over the next three decades. Dubbed the “360 Promise,” the program is a partnership between Bernhard and the Tulane Energy Institute, a world-renowned component of Tulane’s A.B. Freeman School of Business. The... Read more
Tulane Law faculty were honored recently as part of the university’s Research, Scholarship, and Artistic Achievement Awards which honor the impact Tulanians have on advancing knowledge in science, engineering, health, education, the arts, the humanities and other academic fields. Law Professors... Read more
When EPA Chief Michael Regan began a listening tour to address systemic environmental injustices across the U.S., his journey took him to Louisiana – and to the clients, students and faculty of the Tulane Environmental Law Clinic. Regan dedicated fully half of the four-day “Journey to Justice”... Read more
Jarod Davis graduated Tulane Law School in 2005 with a Juris Doctor, but to the dismay of his parents, he didn’t head to the courtroom. Instead, he entered the public policy arena working for Dow Inc. where he rose through the ranks to become the multinational company’s Director of U.S. Policy... Read more
Each summer, Tulane Law students interested in environmental law head off to all the corners of the country (and occasionally, the globe), to get skills training in the field. These “green summers” provide a foundation that often becomes the nexis that launches the next generation of environmental... Read more
Tulane Law School will hold its annual Eason Weinmann Lecture on International and Comparative Law Nov. 17,  this year hosting law Professor Vernon Valentine Palmer, who is one of the world's leading scholars in the field of comparative law. The event begins at 5 p.m. in the law school's John... Read more
Since its founding in 1982 under the guidance of Professor Robert Force, the Maritime Law Center has graduated hundreds of students and firmly entrenched Tulane as a global behemoth in maritime law. In its 40 years, Tulane’s maritime law program has become the best in the world, its scholarly... Read more
A renowned scholar of comparative law and legal history, Tulane Law Professor James Gordley has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Society of Comparative Law. The ASCL award is given for a lifetime of work that has provided extraordinary contributions to comparative law in... Read more
Tulane University Law School’s Energy Law Center is holding an Energy Litigation Seminar in Houston focusing on data as a tool for better legal advocacy and representation. Titled "The Power of Data in Litigating and Persuading Today's Jurors in Oil & Gas Cases,” the seminar will be held... Read more
The Arbor Day Foundation, one of the largest conservation non-profits in the U.S., is more synonymous with planting trees than the law.   But as it began building up its own legal department, it chose one Tulane Law student as its first-ever summer legal intern. Second-year law student Cassie... Read more