The brief lull of summer has given way to the new academic year, and Weinmann Hall is humming again.
Though we welcomed our smallest entering class since 1972 — the product of a deliberate, two-year downsizing plan — the hallways are no less crowded with activity and purpose.
Indeed, we’ve sharpened our focus on the strengths that distinguish Tulane Law School as a global leader:
• For the first time since 1994, more than a quarter of our incoming J.D. students (185) hail from Louisiana (up from just 14 percent four years ago). Thanks to new scholarships like the one honoring Judge Edmund M. Reggie (L ’49), announced in this newsletter, we have revitalized Tulane’s civil law program and achieved a stronger representation of students bound to lead the state’s bench and bar for generations.
• At the same time, we’ve extended Tulane’s global influence into Asia by recruiting one of the world’s leading comparative law scholars, Dean Guiguo Wang of the City University of Hong Kong, as Tulane’s next Eason Weinmann Chair of International and Comparative Law.
Our new strategic focus is securing our future, at home and abroad.