Topic: law


Right to Privacy

Viking Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House, will publish a book by Amy Gajda, Tulane law professor, called The Secret History of the Right to Privacy. The book, set to publish in 2021, examines privacy’s path in the United States, its threats to press freedoms and what privacy reveals about current concerns in a digital age.


Mark Davis, director of Tulane Institute on Water Resources Law and Policy and ByWater Institute

“We’re still standing on decisions that were made two or three generations ago.” MARK DAVIS, director of the Tulane Institute on Water Resources Law and Policy and director of the ByWater Institute, said in Time regarding Louisiana’s methods of trying to control the Mississippi River.

Cameraman filming news reporter

Major Gift Launches First Amendment Clinic

With support from a nearly $1 million gift from the Stanton Foundation, Tulane Law School will launch a new law clinic dedicated to First Amendment rights, Dean David Meyer announced.


Immigrants’ Rights Clinic

Tulane Law School Dean David Meyer announced the school is launching a new Immigrants’ Rights Clinic. The law school has launched a national search for the director of the clinic and will begin enrolling students in fall 2020. It will enroll up to 15 students annually and provide about 3,200 hours of service through individual client representation and community consultations.

Alan and Katy Stone

New Donor Fund is Flexible, Easy

Alan and Katy Stone want to play a part in supporting the university’s future.

UNIVERSITY LEADERS Tania Tetlow, left, (NC ’92), is the first woman and the first layperson to lead Loyola University New Orleans. Pamela S. Whitten, right, (B ’85), took over at Kennesaw State University, the third-largest university in Georgia, in July.

Impression: Tania Tetlow / Pamela S. Whitten

Two Tulane University alumnae have assumed leadership positions at universities this fall.


Quoted: Mark Davis

“Nothing tells me you can do this without river reintroduction in the toolbox, since that is the tool that built the place.” -MARK DAVIS, director of the Tulane ByWater Institute and Institute on Water Resources Law and Policy, in the Engineering News Record article, “Mississippi River Diversions Could Save Louisiana’s Drowning Coast.”

Brian Distance

Brian Distance: Attorney & Actor

The events of Sept. 11, 2001, prompted Brian Distance (L ’91), who was then working on Wall Street as a financial attorney, to pursue his dream career: actor.

Quint Davis

Tulanians’ Impact

The Advocate and The Times-Picayune celebrated the tricentennial of New Orleans with series focused on events and people, including many Tulanians — from artists and writers to civic leaders, politicians and business people — who have made their mark.


Chinese Students Visit

Twenty-five Chinese students from Xiangtan University in Hunan Province visited Tulane Law School in January as part of a faculty and student exchange. The visit was a result of a collaboration between Xiangtan and Tulane that established the Tulane-Yongxiong Center for International Credit Law last fall.