January 2014

Boot camp readies students for legal practice

The verdict is in: Tulane's 3rd Annual Intersession boot camp gave students hands-on training and an opportunity to learn directly from some of the nation's top lawyers and judges. And participants again called it invigorating, insightful and excellent preparation.

See a slideshow from Intersession week

Fedtke tackles constitutions in Egypt, Iraq


Egyptian voters' recent overwhelming approval of a new constitution was expected, but the document "does not reflect the desire for change" expressed by the 2011 revolution, Tulane Law Professor Jörg Fedtke said. Fedtke, who also has advised on constitution-building in Iraq, Kirkuk and Tunisia, was back in Egypt as part of a Carter Center mission for the referendum that took place Jan. 14-15.

Tulane alum lands Skadden Fellowship

After growing up in New Orleans, Sam Brandao (L '12) left for college at Yale University in New Haven, Conn., but he was determined to return to his home city. Now, as the recipient of a prestigious Skadden Foundation Fellowship, the Tulane Law School graduate has a chance to work on understanding — and trying to solve — some of the city's chronic problems.

Lunney testifies on copyright changes

Photo by Jay Mallin

Tulane Law Professor Glynn Lunney testified Jan. 14 before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet.

Watch his testimony on C-SPAN here.

19th Annual Tulane Summit on Environmental Law & Policy
Feb. 21-22, 2014

George Abel and Mathilde Schwab Dreyfous Lecture on Civil Liberties and Human Rights
March 11, 2014: UCLA Law Professor Devon Carbado
4 p.m., Room 110

William Tetley Lecture in Maritime Law
March 25, 2014: Stuart Hetherington, president of Comité Maritime International
6 p.m., Room 110

Twenty-sixth Annual Corporate Law Institute
March 27-28, 2014: Roosevelt Waldorf-Astoria, New Orleans
Register: www.law.tulane.edu/corporate More info: 504-865-5900