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2020 Annual Pro Bono Fair will take place on April 15, 2020, in the MPR from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

 

Following the university’s unified ceremony held earlier in the day downtown, Tulane Law School will hold a separate graduation ceremony at Avron B. Fogelman Arena in Devlin Fieldhouse.   While the conferral of degrees takes place during the morning event, which honors the graduating students from all of the university's schools and colleges, the law school ceremony is dedicated specifically to the law class of 2020.

Held once a year in the spring, the George Abel and Mathilde Schwab Dreyfous Lecture brings to Tulane speakers in the area of civil and human rights law. This year's lecturer Catherine E. Lhamon, Chair of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, appointed to a six-year term by President Obama in 2016.

Professor James Stewart of University of British Columbia offers a lecture "Will prosecuting the pillage of blood diamonds prevent atrocities?"

Professor Stewart was an Appeals Counsel with the Prosecution of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, and he has also worked for the Legal Division of the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Prosecution of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. His principal scholarly work is on the relationship between atrocity, commerce, and international criminal justice.

The Tulane Energy Institute and the Tulane Center for Energy Law host a program on "Liquified Natural Gas Revolution" as well as updates on the activities at both the Institute and the Center. The event will feature remarks by Kim Talus, James McCulloch Chair in Energy Law and Director, Tulane Center for Energy Law; and Pierre Conner, Executive Director and Professor of Practice, Tulane Energy Institute.

Tulane's tradition of Moot Court will be on full display in what is considered the championship of championships , the Moot Court Honorary Round, to be held Monday, Feb. 3  at 4:30 p.m. at the law school's John Giffen Weinmann Hall, 6329 Freret St. Three notable federal judges will preside as two finalists, Will Harrison and Daniel Stein, both third-year law students, compete to be the all-around winner and see whose name will go first 'on the marble.' A reception will follow

The Louisiana Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on selected cases at Tulane Law School.

Details pending. Please keep in mind that court security procedures will be in effect.

 

The impact of artificial intelligence on education, financial instruments, criminal justice and healthcare, are just a few of the topics that will be addressed at this year’s Gordon Gamm Comparative Law and Justice Symposium on Nov. 8. Leading this year’s Symposium, titled The Implications of Artificial Intelligence for a Just Society,  is Tulane Law Prof. Kristin Johnson, a national leader in the legal issues surrounding artificial intelligence and the law school’s 2019 Gordon Gamm Faculty Scholar.

Join the Tulane Center for Environmental Law and ProPublica for a panel discussion that is part of their "Investigating Justice" series. The event will center on investigative research being done by ProPublica and The Advocate/Times-Picayune on industrial expansion in Louisiana and the cost to local communities. The event will analyze original writing and interactive tools that will be published in the weeks before the gathering at Tulane Law. A reception will follow.

More details to come. 

 

The Environmental Law & Policy Summit is an annual conference that brings together academics, business leaders, activitists and legal experts in the various fields within the scope of environmental law and policy. It is the largest student-run environmental conference in the nation, and is hosted by Tulane Law students every spring. We hope you can join us (and earn CLE credit) and hear from our keynote speakers, presenters, and panelists on the important environmental issues of the day.

More details and full conference agenda is forthcoming.

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