Topic: law

Portrait of Nina King wearing Duke blue color dress

Impression: Nina King

Growing up in Tampa, Florida, Nina King (L ’05), vice president and director of athletics at Duke University and adjunct professor of business, didn’t play sports, but was a dancer and was always a sports fan.

Bill Smith and William Rawlings pose with their book.

Ampersand: William Rawlings & Bill Smith

A true crime story connects William Rawlings (M ’73, PHTM ’73) and Bill Smith (L ’66): But neither is the criminal or the victim.



Tulane Law Professor Amy Gajda’s book “Seek and Hide: The Tangled History of the Right to Privacy” was named to the The New York Times’ annual “100 Notable Books of 2022” list. The Times writes, “Gajda, who was a journalist before becoming a law professor, is a nimble storyteller; even if some of her conclusions are bound to be contentious, she’s an insightful guide to a rich and textured history that gets easily caricatured, especially when a culture war is raging.”



Law Professor Amy Gajda’s new book, Seek and Hide: The Tangled History of the Right to Privacy (Viking, 2022), was named one of spring’s most anticipated nonfiction books by The New York Times. “Gajda traces the history of the right to privacy and its (understandably fraught) relationship in the United States with the First Amendment. She examines the tension that has persisted over the years in the tug of war between ‘the right to know’ on one side and ‘the right to be let alone’ on the other.”

Young Black adults with skate boards at the opening of Parasite Park in Gentilly

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

The Provost’s Award for Excellence in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion recognizes research that addresses societal inequities and promotes social change.



David Marcello, adjunct professor of law and executive director of The Public Law Center at Tulane Law, is the editor of the International Legislative Drafting Guideline (Carolina Academic Press, 2020). The book includes a foreword by James L. Dennis, U.S. Circuit Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and articles by 18 speakers from the annual two-week International Legislative Drafting Institute, which Marcello has organized and conducted since 1995.

Zachary St. Martin stands in front of ocean wearing a "Defend New Orleans" T-shirt

Impression: Zachary St. Martin

When Zachary St. Martin (E ’97, L ’01) joined Sony Pictures Entertainment’s Digital and TV Distribution Group, he brought not starry eyes but instead a keen vision for closing deals and product counseling.

Shauna Clark stands in front of a desk with a computer, family photos, and art in background

Impression: Shauna Clark

A Tulane Law alumna has been named Global and U.S. Chair of Norton Rose Fulbright, becoming the first woman of color to hold both positions.


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.