December 2013

Learning via New Orleans' flamboyant history

You won't get Professor Vernon Palmer's French Quarter tour from any other guide in New Orleans.

Infused with history and punctuated by the scandalous tidbits that make the city fascinating, the "Corruption Tour" he conducted for Tulane Law students this fall included the Roosevelt Hotel lobby, where according to lore a box sat to collect bribes for Gov. Huey P. Long. There was Napoleon House, where a plan supposedly was hatched to rescue the French emperor.

Translating domestic expertise abroad


The expertise of Tulane Law School faculty is in demand around the world, sometimes in unexpected ways.

A recent example: Professor Tania Tetlow, who directs Tulane's Domestic Violence Clinic, recently advised Iranian scholars on clinical legal education and legal tools for combating violence against women.

Serving those who have served their country


Sitting in front of a poster that read "We fought for your right to vote... now use it!" Laurie Clark (L '93) and David Ross (L '09) studied stacks of papers overflowing from the four-inch deep red lid of a large Rawlings box. They were assessing how they could help a middle-aged military veteran with his claim for benefits.

Across the room at the Lyons Street headquarters of VFW Post 8973, Tulane Law School 2Ls Myranda Elliott and Graham Williams assisted a woman and man with intake paperwork to determine what kind of legal counseling they needed.

CLE by the Hour
December 30-31
7 a.m.-6 p.m.

7th Annual National Baseball Arbitration Competition
January 22-24, 2014

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