August 22, 2012
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Footnote Series: John M. Landis

Mr. Landis is one of the leading lawyers representing Tulane in the recent controversy over the football stadium project. Mr. Landis will discuss legal and factual issues concerning Tulane University’s dispute with the City of New Orleans over the stadium’s land use and zoning restrictions. Mr. Landis’s talk will also interest readers of Sarah Schindler’s upcoming article in the Review.

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September 5, 2012
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Footnote Series: Tad Barlett III
Tulane University Law School, New Orleans, LA

Mr. Barlett will discuss issues surrounding the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and respond to the upcoming article in the Review by Sarah F. Light on the same topic.

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September 12, 2012
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Footnote Series: M. Isabel Medina
Tulane University Law School, New Orleans, LA

Professor Medina will discuss legally recognized relationships, including how to de-emphasizing marriage could enhance protections for minority parents and children. Professor Medina’s talk will also respond to an upcoming article in the Review by Erez Aloni of Columbia Law School on expanding legally recognized relationships.

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September 19, 2012
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Footnote Series: Michael Rubenstein
Tulane University Law School, New Orleans, LA

Mr. Rubenstein speaks on the Chrysler bankruptcy litigation.

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October 17, 2012
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Footnote Series: Saru Matambanadzo
Tulane University Law School, New Orleans, LA

Professor Saru Matambanadzo discussed her article, The Body, Incorporated, which was published in the Review’s February issue. The discussion addressed how corporate personhood has been constructed through the metaphor of the human body and how legal personhood, whether corporate or otherwise, could be justified through a theory of human embodiment.

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Associate Professor of Law, Tulane Law School; B.A., University of Pittsburgh, summa cum laude; J.D., Harvard University Law School; Ph.D., M.A., University of California, Los Angeles

Professor Matambanadzo joined the Tulane Law School faculty in 2010.  While in law school, Professor Matambanadzo served as an editor for the Harvard Women’s Law Journal.  Since her graduation from law school, she has worked as a senior researcher on real estate and securities litigation matters at a law firm in Los Angeles while completing her PhD in women’s studies at UCLA.  Her dissertation title is Personifying Bodies and Embodying Persons: Legal Personhood Before 1900.  As a PhD candidate at UCLA, she has taught at UCLA, California State University Long Beach, and at the University of Oregon.  In addition, she has published articles in the Cardozo Journal of Law and Gender and in Policy Futures in Education, and she has written on legal education and on sex discrimination.  Her teaching interests include corporate law and gender law.

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October 24, 2012
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Footnote Series: Stephen M. Griffin
Tulane University Law School, New Orleans, LA

Professor Stephen Griffin will discuss his upcoming book on War Powers. The related bibliography of executive branch memos will appear in the Review’s February issue.

J.D., University of Kansas; LL.M., New York University.

Professor Griffin joined the faculty in 1989 after serving as a Bigelow Fellow at the University of Chicago and research instructor in law at New York University.  He has published over 30 articles, book chapters, and reviews focusing on constitutional law and theory.  He published American Constitutionalism: From Theory to Politics in 1996 with Princeton University Press and coedited a reader, Constitutional Theory: Arguments and Perspectives with Lexis in 2007.  In 2000, he received the Sumter Marks Award in recognition of his publications.  In 2002, he received the Felix Frankfurter Distinguished Teaching Award from the graduating class.  He is a member of the American Political Science Association and helped organize a joint AALS/APSA Conference on Constitutional Law held in 2002.  He was chair of the AALS section on Constitutional Law for 2006.  He served as Vice Dean of Academic Affairs from 2001-04 and 2006-09 and as Interim Dean during 2009-10. His book, Long Wars and the Constitution: Presidents and the Constitutional Order from Truman to Obama, will be published by Harvard University Press in 2013.

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October 31, 2012
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Footnote Series: Christopher J. Tyson
Tulane University Law School, New Orleans, LA

Professor Christopher Tyson will discuss his upcoming article, Localism and Involuntary Annexation:  Reconsidering Approaches to New Regionalism, which argues that central cities should be allowed to unilaterally extend their borders as a way to prevent the rise of independent suburban jurisdictions. The article will appear in the Review’s December issue.

Assistant Professor of Law, LSU Law Center; B.A., Howard University; M.A., Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School; J.D., Georgetown University Law Center.

Professor Tyson joined the Law Center faculty in 2010 as an Assistant Professor.  He teaches and writes in the areas of property, real estate development, local government law and urban land use and development.

Professor Tyson earned his B.A. in Architecture, with honors, from Howard University; a Masters of Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School and a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center.  While at Georgetown, Professor Tyson served as articles editor of the Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law and received the Dean’s Certificate of Recognition of Special and Outstanding Service to the Law Center Community.

Prior to earning his law degree, Professor Tyson worked in management consulting and in the Washington, DC office of United States Senator Mary L. Landrieu.  After earning his law degree, Professor Tyson worked as an associate in the Real Estate Practice at the law firm Jones Walker, LLP in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  He has been honored as one of the Baton Rouge Business Report’s 2010 Top Forty Under 40, the National Bar Association’s Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 for 2011 and the New Leaders Council’s 2011 Top 40 Under 40.  He is also a recipient of the National Bar Association and Impact’s 2011 Excellence in Activism award.

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January 16, 2013
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Footnote Series: Shael Herman
Tulane University Law School, New Orleans, LA

Listen to Mr. Herman discuss the works of the late comparative law scholar Tony Weir.

Shael Herman will discuss the prefatory remarks he wrote for one of this year’s symposium issues dedicated to Cambridge University Professor Tony Weir, a preeminent comparative law scholar. Mr. Herman is a graduate of Tulane University Law School, where he was a member of the Tulane Law Review. He went on to become a professor at the law school as well.

The lecture will take place in the Multipurpose Room of the Tulane Law building.

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January 23, 2013
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Footnote Series: Elizabeth Williams
Tulane University Law School, New Orleans, LA

Elizabeth Williams will discuss the potential for expanding legal rights for urban culture.

Ms. Willisams received her law degree from Louisiana State University Law Center. She is a lawyer, author and current President and Director of the Southern Food and Beverage Museum. In the past, she has served as the President and CEO of the University of New Orleans Foundation and Director of the Arts Administration Program at the University of New Orleans.

This week’s Footnote Series will be hosted in the Multipurpose Room of the Tulane Law building.

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January 30, 2013
1:00 pm

Footnote Series: Prof. Sally Richardson
Tulane University Law School, New Orleans, LA

Professor Richardson talked about her recent research on civil law property issues.

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Professor Richardson received her law degree from Louisiana State University, where she was a member of the Louisiana Law Review and graduated summa cum laude. After law school, she clerked for U.S. Fifth Circuit Judge Eugene Davis before practicing at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.

This week’s Footnote Series will be hosted in the Room 202 of the Tulane Law building.

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February 6, 2013
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Footnote Series: Jimmy Miller
Tulane University Law School, New Orleans, LA

Jimmy discussed his comment, Planned Parenthood Association of Hidalgo County Texas, Inc. v. Suehs: Abortion and the Right to “Affiliate,” which was recently selected for publication in an upcoming issue of the Tulane Law Review.

Jimmy Miller is a second year law student at Tulane University Law School and a junior member of the Review.  He will serve as editor in chief of the Review‘s 88th volume. This week’s Footnote Series will be hosted in the Multipurpose Room of the Tulane Law building.

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February 20, 2013
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Footnote Series: Annalisa Cravens
Tulane University Law School, New Orleans, LA

Annalisa will talk about her case note, Orellana-Monson v. Holder:  The Fifth Circuit Accepts the B.I.A.’s Particularity and Social Visibility Requirements for Defining Membership of a Particular Social Group in Asylum Claims, which was recently selected for publication in an upcoming issue of the Review.

Annalisa Cravens is a second year law student at Tulane University Law School and a junior member of the Law Review.  This week’s Footnote Series will be hosted in the Multipurpose Room of the Tulane Law building.

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March 6, 2013
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Footnote Series: Professor Adam Babich
Tulane University Law School, New Orleans, LA

Professor Babich will discuss LEAN v. City of Baton Rouge, a recent case in the Fifth Circuit.

Professor Babich received his law degree from Yale Law School in 1983.  He teaches environmental law and directs the Tulane Environmental Law Clinic.  Before joining the Tulane faculty, Professor Babich was a Chicago-based litigator whose practice emphasized environmental and insurance-related disputes.  He has also served as an environmental enforcement lawyer for the Colorado Attorney General, as adjunct attorney for the Environmental Defense Fund, as editor-in-chief of the Environmental Law Reporter, and as a judicial law clerk for the Colorado Supreme Court.  He has taught at Georgetown University Law Center, American University, and the University of Denver.  Under his leadership, the Tulane Environmental Law Clinic received the New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association’s 2010 Camille F. Gravel, Jr. Pro Bono Award.

This week’s Footnote Series will be hosted in the Multipurpose Room.

 

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March 13, 2013
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Footnote Series: Judge Patrick Schott
Tulane University Law School, New Orleans, LA

Judge Schott will discuss his career on the bench and his views on attorney professional conduct.

Judge Patrick Schott is the former Chief Judge for the Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal in New Orleans. After Judge Schott graduated from Loyola University School of Law, he served in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps, attaining the rank of Captain. Judge Schott then worked in private practice and as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of New Orleans before joining the state bench.

This week’s Footnote Series will be hosted in the Multipurpose Room.

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March 20, 2013
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Footnote Series: Rep. Nancy Landry
Tulane University Law School, New Orleans, LA

Louisiana state Representative Nancy Landry of the 31st District will discuss formation of Low-Profit Limited Liability Companies (L3Cs) in Louisiana. 

Rep. Landry is a member of the Louisiana House representing the 31st state district, which includes the parishes of Lafayette and Vermillion. She earned her J.D. from Louisiana State University Law Center in 1990. In addition to her duties as a state representative, Ms. Landry practices family and real estate law. In 2010, Rep. Landry sponsored a bill, which is now law, authorizing the formation of Low-Profit Limited Liability Companies (L3Cs) in Louisiana. L3Cs are designed to be a better corporate form for charitable organizations.

*Note: this event will be held in the Multipurpose Room of the law school and not in Room 157.

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April 3, 2013
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Footnotes Series: Professor Tessa Davis
Tulane University Law School, New Orleans, LA

Professor Davis will talk about her recent research on Louisiana taxation.

Professor Davis received her law degree from Florida State University College of Law and her L.L.M in tax from New York University School of Law. Her scholarship focuses on the ways in which tax law and policy are influenced by cultural context.  Professor Davis’s research interests include tax-exempt organizations, comparative tax law, and taxation in developing nations.  Her current research explores the intersection of kinship theory and conceptions of family in the Internal Revenue Code.

This week’s Footnote Series will be held in the Multipurpose Room.

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April 10, 2013
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Footnotes Series: Dean Jim Letten
Tulane University Law School, New Orleans, LA

Dean Letten will discuss his essay to be published in an upcoming issue of the Review

Dean Letten will soon join Tulane Law School in a new leadership role as Assistant Dean for Experiential Learning.  In this role, he will help lead a significant strengthening and expansion of Tulane’s practical skills training offerings while also reaching out to legal employers and alumni to create additional opportunities for students to advance their careers.

Dean Letten received his law degree from Tulane Law School in 1979, and prior to accepting a position with the law school, he was most recently the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Letten was the longest-serving U.S. Attorney in the country, having served in the Eastern District for more than eleven years.

Before being appointed U.S. Attorney, Letten had been the First Assistant U.S. Attorney in the office and served as lead counsel in the investigation and four-month trial and conviction of former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards.  Additionally, Letten had previously served on and later led the Justice Department’s Organized Crime and Racketeering Strike Force in New Orleans.  During his nearly 34-year legal career, he has litigated hundreds of both jury and bench trials in both federal and state courts.

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April 18, 2013
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Annual Banquet
Westin Hotel, New Orleans, LA

Contact Nick Foster to RSVP or request additional information.

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April 3, 2014
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Annual Banquet
Westin Hotel, New Orleans, LA

 

Join us in honoring our student members and alumnus of the year, General William Suter. The Annual Banquet will be held at the Westin Canal Place, 12th Floor Ballroom. Cocktails will be served at 6:30 P.M. and will be followed by dinner promptly at 7:15 P.M.

Please RSVP before March 27th by e-mail to lawjournals@tulane.edu.

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