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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit will consider three cases on their docket at Tulane Law School, 6329 Freret St. as part of efforts to bring the court to the public.

The public is invited to attend. Normal court security procedures will apply.

 

 

Tulane Law Professor Ann Lipton is gathering top corporate and securities scholars from around the country to explore changes in the industry at the Tulane Corporate Law Roundtable March 7.

The Roundtable has been a popular event that annually brings scholars from around the country to explore corporate legal issues of the day. The event will run from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Tulane Law School’s John Giffen Weinmann Hall, Room 257, 6329 Freret St., and the public is welcome.

Celebrated Washington Post columnist and opinion page editor Ruth Marcus is this year's Ashton Phelps Lecturer on First Amendment Law. Marcus. Marcus has been with The Post since 1984. She joined the national staff in 1986, covering campaign finance, the Justice Department, the Supreme Court and the White House. From 1999 through 2002, she served as deputy national editor, supervising reporters who covered money and politics, Congress, the Supreme Court and other national issues. She joined the editorial board in 2003 and began writing a regular column in 2006.

The Dermot S. McGlinchey Lecture on Federal Litigation is broadly dedicated to exploring federal court adjudication, constitutional law, and justice under law.

This year's lecturers are Boston University constitutional scholars Profs. James Fleming and Linda McClain who will speak on "Two (or More) American Stories?  The Supreme Court and Schools as Civic Educative Institutions."

The 2020 Tetley Lecture in Maritime Law features a lecture by Michael Brooks, from the Nordisk Defence Club (Nordisk Skibsrederforening)  based in Oslo, Norway.

The club is a mutual association of shipowners, formed for the purpose of defending claims, particularly claims brought by charterers. Brooks is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCI Arb.), a panel member of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, and a visiting professor at Dalian Maritime University and the Scandinavian Institute for Maritime Law.

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.

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