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Volume 86 of the Tulane Law Review cited in the New York Times -- June 12, 2012 

  • Ira P. Robbin's article titled "Hiding Behind the Cloak of Invisibility:  The Supreme Court and Per Curiam Opinions" was recently cited in the New York Times.  The article can be viewed here 

 

Volume 86 Case Note Competition Winners Selected -- Nov. 29, 2011 

Congratulations to the five members whose case notes were selected for publication in Volume 86.  

  • Erin Bambrick, In re Katrina Canal Breaches Litigation:  Upholding Freedom of Contract  
  • Cassie Hewlings, With Adar v. Smith, the Fifth Circuit Opens a Hole in the Full Faith and Credit Clause   
  • Katie McNearney, Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin:  The Fifth Circuit Questions Judicial Deference to Race-Conscious Admissions Policies in Higher Education 
  • Kara McQueen-Borden, The Louisiana Supreme Court Affirms Health Care Providers' Freedom To Contract for Below-Schedule Reimbursement Rates in Agilus Health v. Accor Lodging North America
  • Sydney Roth, Gulf Coast v. Newlin:  Reaffirming the Fundamental Notions of Admiralty Jurisdiction 

   

 Announcing the Junior Members for Volume 86: 

Sami Abhoulson
Cassandra Hewlings
Paul Riermaier
Erin Bambrick
Christopher Hilton
Sydney Roth
Laurel Bernick
Andrew Kingsley
Elliot Scharfenberg
Lindsay Calhoun
 Alexander Landin
Paul Shelton
Julie de Neufville
Ali Lopez
Paul Stevens, Jr.
Lauren Duxstad
Kathleen McNearney
Dorian Thomas
Jennifer Gisi
Kara McQueen-Borden
Brandt Tierney
R. Harrison Golden
Carlyn Miller
Max Weiss
Victoria Harrison
Kate Rainey
Erin West
Brian Hentosz
Jason Remsen
Lucy Wolfe

 

 

2011 Summer Write-On Competition - May 2, 2011
The Write-On Competition kicked off today. The competition is open to all rising 2L and 3L students. Our noted case this year is a recent 9th Circuit decision, Samayoa v. Ayers. Packets are currently available on TWEN. The winners will be announced by July 3. Good luck to all the competitors!

Volume 86 Comment Competition Winners Selected – April 18, 2011
Congratulations to the six members whose comments were selected for publication in Volume 86.

  • Craig Alfred, The Illusion of Amateurism: A Climate of Tortious Interference in the World of Amateur Sports 
  • Sam Brandao, Louisiana's Mono Lake: The Public Trust Doctrine and Oil Company Liability for Louisiana's Vanishing Wetlands 
  • Duncan Fulton, Emergence of a Deportation Gideon?: The Impact of Padilla v. Kentucky on Right to Counsel Jurisprudence 
  • Camille Gauthier,  Is it Really that Simple?: Circuit Courts Split Over Reasonable Suspicion Requirment for Visual Body-Cavity Searches 
  • Adam Matasar, The Usufruct Provisions: The Power to Dispose of Nonconsumables Now Expressly Includes Alienation, Lease, and Encumbrance; Has the Legislature Fundamentally Altered the Nature of Usufruct? 
  • Jennifer Rigterink, I'll Believe it When I "C" It: Rethinking 501(c)(3)'s Prohibition on Politicking 

Volume 85 Case Note Competition Winners Selected – Nov. 20, 2010
Congratulations to the six members whose case notes were selected for publication in Volume 85.

  • Kimberly Cheeseman, Smith v. Xerox Corp.: The Fifth Circuit Maintains a Mixed-Motive Applicability in Title VII Retaliation Claims 
  • Camille Gauthier, Peterson v. City of Forth Worth: The Fifth Circuit Demands More Than the Demanding Standard of Monell To Establish Municipal Liability Under Section 1983 
  • James Melchers, Combo Maritime, Inc. v. U.S. United Bulk Terminal, LLC: The Fifth Circuit Finds Comparative Fault Principle Unaffected By Burden-Shifting Presumption of Fault in Admiralty Cases 
  • Jonathan Phelps, United States v. Pickett: The Fifth Circuit Renders Point of Origin Irrelevant in Evaluating the Application of the Border Search Exception 
  • Zachary Rosenberg, Consensus at Last: The Broadening of LUTPA Standing in Cheramie
  • Alex Rothenberg, Decision by Recusal: Comer v. Murphy Oil USA Lets Naysayers and Disqualified Judges in the Fifth Circuit Determine Outcome of Case Without Hearing 

 

Announcing the Junior Members for Volume 85  

Ellen Albers
Camille Gauthier
Jonathan Phelps
Craig Alfred
Joseph Green
Nicholas Pitre
Erin Ruby Anapol
Alexander Hess
Jennifer Rigterink
Samuel Brandao
 Anders Holmgren
Zachary Rosenberg
Laura Buck
Kirsten Lavery
Alex Rothenberg
Amanda Callais
Abigail Legge
Rachel Simes
Kimberly Cheeseman
Virginia Mann
Isaac Simpson
Meghan Grant
Adam Matasar
Cynthia Smuzynska
Stacey Foltz
James Melchers
Jacob Tripplehorn
Duncan Fulton
Stephanie Pacitti
Charles Zerner
 
 

Spring 2010 Newsletter May 17, 2010

2010 Summer Write-On Competition - May 3, 2010
The Write-On Competition kicked off today. The competition is open to all rising 2L and 3L students. Our noted case this year is a recent 9th Circuit decision, U.S. v. Cha. Packets are currently available on TWEN. The winners will be announced by June 24. Good luck to all the competitors!

Tulane Law Review Cited by Supreme Court twice in 2010 

In 2010, the Supreme Court cited Tulane Law Review twice.

Volume 85 Comments Selected – Apr. 10, 2010
Congratulations to the six members whose comments were selected for publication in Volume 85.

  • Endre Szalay, Breathing Life into the "Dead Zone":  Can the Federal Common Law of Nuisance be Used to Control Nonpoint Source Water Pollution? 
  • Chris La Tronica, Could You?  Should You?  Florida v. J.L.:  Danger Dicta, Drunken Bombs, and the Universe of Anonymity 
  • Rich Page, Foolish Revenge or Shrewd Regulation?  Financial Industry Tax Law Reforms Proposed in the Wake of the Financial Crisis 
  • Jeremy Jones, Forum and Venue Selection Clauses in Seaman's Employment Contracts:  Can Contractual Stipulations be Used to Defeat a Seaman's Choice of Forum or Venue in a Jones Act Claim? 
  • Jeffrey Sundram, The Downside of Success:  How Increased Commercialism Could Cost the NCAA its Biggest Antitrust Defense 
  • Justin Woodard, "Unnecessary to Address?" Tackling the Louisiana Supreme Court's Open Question of Whether a Continuing Tort can Suspend the Louisiana Unfair Trade Practice Act's One-Year Peremptive Period 

 

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