If it's March in an odd-numbered year, it means that one can hardly walk 10 feet on this campus without bumping into a maritime lawyer. Every other March, the Admiralty Law Institute holds its bi-annual mega-meeting, this being the 23rd Admiralty Law Institute. The (quite timely) topic this year is Maritime Catastrophes and Reponses. A unique aspect of this professional meeting is that it's not held downtown in a series of hotel ballrooms--by design, it is held on the Tulane campus, which means that students can easily attend the sessions and talk with some of the most prominent maritime lawyers on the planet. Naturally, our Career Development Office uses this opportunity to set up interviews for our students, and the Maritime Law Center makes sure that a number of the attendees set aside time to meet with interested students in the Maritime Law Society.
Next week, theTulane Corporate Law Institute meets in New Orleans. Through a strange arithmetic coincidence, this is also the 23rd event--although the Corporate Law Institute has taken place for only half as long as the Admiralty Law Institute, it meets in New Orleans every year. While this Tulane Law School-sponsored conference will be taking place downtown, it is also open to students. Again, our Career Development Office will set up a number of opportunities for students to meet with some of the most brilliant minds in corporate and securities law. This conference has been touted by the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and other corporate law journals and bulletins as THE conference for M&A attorneys.
Also convening late next week is the 16th Annual Environmental Law Summit. This is a student-run conference taking place in Weinmann Hall, and the topic this year is Energy. There will be two full days of presentations and panel discussions, two keynote addresses, and the conference concludes with a private tour of Manchac wetlands, led by environmental scientists.