The law firm of Porteous, Hainkel, and Johnson LLP endowed this scholarship in memory of William A. Porteous III, who graduated from Tulane Law School first in his class in 1962. Mr. Porteous's practice involved many areas of the law including civil law, environmental and toxic tort litigation, products liability, oil and gas, and maritime finance. He was a member of the adjunct faculty at Tulane Law School for more than twenty years. The Porteous Scholarship is awarded to a student who expresses serious intent to study and eventually practice in the area of environmental or maritime law, demonstrates high academic achievement, and is a resident of Louisiana.
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