Topic: law



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.


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.

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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.