This Article explores the process by which comments are made, the manner in which they are employed by courts, and their relationship to the legislative texts. This Article describes the drafting, publication, and revision of legislative comments. It also explores the status of the comments as a source of law and examines the ways in which comments interact with the legislative text. This Article advances theoretical and functional critiques of the comments, and presents initial suggestions for improving the drafting, publication, and revision of the comments. Finally, it calls upon all parties involved in the making and study of Louisiana law to continue to debate the role and status of this hidden source of law.
May 9, 2018September 27, 2017
Tulane Law Review Annual Banquet 2018
- The Tulane Law Review Association held its annual banquet April 19, bringing over 200 students, faculty, and alumni together to honor the Review’s commitment to providing high quality legal scholarship, and to honor excellent legal writing among scholars, students, and peers. This year’s award winners include: Professor John Barceló – Alumnus of the Year Award Ronald Scalise Jr. – John Minor Wisdom Award for Academic Excellence in Legal Scholarship, awarded to the author of the best article in
Welcome to Volume 92
The school year is in full swing and the staff of Tulane Law Review Volume 92 is hard at work on this year's upcoming Issues. This year's staff is comprised of 50 talented members working to continue the Review's legacy of top legal scholarship.
Taking over as the Review’s Editor in Chief is Annie Hundley. She grew up in Mowata, Louisiana,August 24, 2016
June 26, 2016
Welcome to Volume 91
- Now that students have returned to Weinmann Hall for a new school year, production of the next volume of the Tulane Law Review is in full swing. Forty-six members are serving on the staff of Volume 91, all striving to uphold the lofty standard of legal scholarship set by the Review’s preceding century of excellence.
November 19, 2015
Volume 90 Members Earn Writing Honors
- In the spring of 2016, four members of Volume 90 received highly prestigious legal writing accolades. Laura Cannon (’16), Volume 90’s Senior Managing Editor, garnered the coveted Burton Distinguished Legal Writing Award for her comment, Indecent Communications: Revenge Porn and Congressional Intent of §230(c). Conferred upon only 15 students nationwide each year, the Burton Award commemorates “the authors of legal articles that demonstrate creativity, knowledge, and know-how [who] display true understanding and mastery of the law and
Christopher Lewis Peterson Delivers Sher Garner Keynote Address
- During the Sher Garner Keynote Address in Commercial Law, Professor Christopher Lewis Peterson discussed the origins, purpose, and benefits of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the scope of its regulatory authority. Professor Peterson is the John J. Flynn Endowed Professor of Law at the University of Utah and currently serves as Special Advisor to the Director of the CFPB. He presented original statistics that
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