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. https://tulane.it/immigrants-rights-clinic
“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.”https://tulane.it/Mark-Davis-engineering-news
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. http://tulane.it/chinese-students-visit
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 Advocacy.tulane.it/law-clinics-celebrate-40-years
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.