Topic: law


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.


Law Clinics Celebrate 40 Years

Legal clinics for skills-based training began at Tulane Law School in 1978. They are now a hallmark of Tulane’s legal education program. Forty years ago, Tulane was one of the few law schools to venture into using live-client experience through clinics and practice simulations, rather than a case book, to teach advocacy skills. The clinics now include Civil Rights & Federal Practices, Criminal Justice, Domestic Violence, Environmental Law, Juvenile Law, and Legislative & Administrative

Phyllis M. Taylor

Board member Phyllis M. Taylor donates $5 million for Presidential Chair

The Patrick F. Taylor Foundation has committed $5 million for the funding of a Presidential Chair. Foundation chairman and president Phyllis M. Taylor (L ’66) is a member of the Board of Tulane and a graduate of Tulane Law School.

Harry Herman (L ’36)

Fund Honors Father’s Law Legacy

Renowned New Orleans attorney Harry Herman (L ’36) built a respected career advocating for human and civil rights.