On Wednesday, I had the pleasure of watching Tulane Law students pitch concepts for a new business enterprise to local entrepreneurs.
It was the capstone experience in a new Law and Entrepreneurship course that is itself an innovation: it reflects a partnership among faculty, alumni and other mentors to educate students in ways far richer than in the traditional classroom. It's also backed by a generous new scholarship endowed by Wendy and Larry Aldrich (L '77) to help Tulane recruit talented students committed to entrepreneurial careers.
This newsletter highlights a host of other partnerships that are similarly enriching the student experience at Tulane: Alumni mentors like Mike Tannenbaum (L '95), a leading sports agent and former general manager of the New York Jets, who give Tulane Sports Law students an invaluable entre to the industry; Grace and Gordon Gamm (L '70), whose generosity enabled Professor Saru Matambanadzo to host a lively gathering of 25 of the nation's leading scholars on inequality; and alumni who rallied at Homecoming to make impactful class gifts in their reunion year.
The approach of final exams always focuses minds in Weinmann Hall. But this holiday season also sharpens our appreciation for the many ways in which the broader Tulane Law community is working together to make the law school better than ever.