February 2014

Penn Law Dean Michael Fitts bringing
proven leadership to university presidency

Great academic leaders must be "part visionary leader, part obsessive manager and part mother superior," Michael Fitts wrote for a law review in 2010.

The visionary leadership of the newly named next Tulane University president has been evident during his 14 years as dean of the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Tulane, Dominican partner to tackle corruption


Tulane Law is partnering with alumni and other leaders in the Dominican Republic to tackle knotty challenges relating to public corruption, a long-running drag on economic development in the Caribbean island nation.

Baseball arbitration event is a big hit

Once both sides had made their pitches, would the trio of arbitrators decide the Kansas City Royals had prevailed, or that first baseman Eric Hosmer was worth $4 million.

The judges — including Alex Winsberg (L '00), director of legal affairs for the Los Angeles Angels — called it for the Royals, giving the win at Tulane Law School's 7th Annual National Baseball Arbitration Competition to Emory Law School's Greg McMillin and Matt Wilson.

ABA features Tulane 2L's pro bono work


An internship with the Juvenile Justice Project after her first year at Tulane Law School led Jessica Johnson into volunteering with "Stand Up For Each Other," a group that pairs law students with youths facing school suspensions or expulsion. The pro bono work has given her hands-on experience representing clients and got her an invitation to Chicago to explain the group's efforts before a national audience during a special forum Feb. 7 at the American Bar Association's Midyear Meeting.

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

Barristers for Brunch
March 20, 2014: New Orleans Bar Assn honors the city's first 100 women lawyers
11 a.m., Sheraton Hotel
NOBA: 504-525-7453

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

Dermot S. McGlinchey Lecture on Federal Litigation
March 31, 2014: Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, UC Irvine School of Law
5 p.m., Room 110

Tulane Law School
Hall of Fame Luncheon

April 25, 2014: Honoring 2014 Hall of Fame inductees. Special guest: Journalist Cokie Roberts
11:30 a.m., New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center