Tulane Law Review Member Wins Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing

Annalisa Cravens, Senior Articles Editor of the Tulane Law Review, was recently selected for a Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing. Cravens' winning piece, "This Is Not the System Congress Created": Rethinking Louisiana's Immigration Law After Arizona v. Unites States, was published in Issue 1 of Volume 88. The piece argues that Louisiana's Prevention of Terrorism on the Highways Act, which makes it a felony to drive while in the United States illegally, is an improper state foray into immigration regulation.

Cravens, along with the other 14 students chosen for the award, will be honored on June 9 at the Library of Congress.

2013-14 Tulane Law Review Award Recipients

Charlotte Garden, Annalisa Cravens, Benjamin Berman, Jeffrey Gelpi, Rebekka Veith, Kathryn Munson, John Slater, and James Miller received awards at the Tulane Law Review's annual banquet on April 3, 2014.

  • John Charlotte Garden: Minor Wisdom Award for Academic Excellence in Legal Scholarship. Awarded to the author of the best lead article in the current volume.

  • Annalisa Cravens: Robert E. Friedman Law Review Award. Established in honor of Robert E. Friedman, a 1935 graduate of Tulane Law School and Editor in Chief of the Tulane Law Review in 1934-35. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Order of the Coif. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and was a former member of the U.S. Department of the Interior. He retired as head of the legal department of Mobil Oil of California. It is awarded annually on the nomination of a committee to the student submitting the best comment appearing in the current volume of the Tulane Law Review.

  • Benjamin Berman: Gertler Law Review Award. This award was established by Judge David Gertler (graduate of Tulane Law School). It is offered annually on the nomination of a faculty committee to the first-year member of the student Board of Editors of the Tulane Law Review who published the best case note in the current volume.

  • Jeffrey Gelpi: Dean Rufus C. Harris Civil Law Award. Established in 1974 by Colonel and Mrs. John H. Tucker, Jr., to promote interest in Civil Law Scholarship.  This award is presented at the Banquet each year to the student author of the best case note or comment on a civil law subject.

  • Rebekka Veith & Jeffrey Gelpi: Charles Janvier II Award. Awarded to the junior and senior members of the Review who have made the most significant contributions to production excellence.

  • Kathryn Munson: Class of 2000 Law Review Award. Awarded to the senior member of the Board of Student Editors of the Tulane Law Review who in the judgment of their fellow members has most effectively contributed to the success of the year’s publication program and whose writing has most significantly improved in professional quality.

  • John Slater: Conrad Meyer III Law Review Award. The Conrad Meyer III Law Review Award is presented in honor of Conrad Meyer III (who served with distinction as Chairman of the Advisory Board for twelve years) at the Banquet each year to the member who has consistently exhibited outstanding leadership skills and dedication.

  • James Miller: Class of 2000 Academic Leadership Award. The Academic Leadership Award is given at the Banquet each year to the outgoing Editor in Chief, in appreciation for their work in leading the Review for the year.

 

Special Thanks to Our Banquet Sponsors

Big Sign Master 2014 (2) copyThe Law Review is grateful to those who contributed to the annual banquet held on April 3, 2014. The 2014 Tulane Law Review Annual Banquet is Proudly Sponsored by:

Patrons

Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, L.L.C.

Flanagan Partners L.L.P.

Jones Walker

Krebs Farley & Pelleteri P.L.L.C.

Liskow & Lewis

Lugenbuhl, Wheaton, Peck, Rankin & Hubbard

Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann L.L.C.

Susman Godfrey L.L.P.

 Benefactors

Fishman Haygood Phelps Walmsley Willis & Swanson L.L.P.

Gordon Arata McCollam Duplantis & Eagan L.L.C.

Phelps Dunbar L.L.P.

Stanley, Reuter, Ross, Thornton & Alford, L.L.C.

Veron, Bice, Palermo & Wilson L.L.C.

Warren Burns

Daniel Charest

Eric Mayer

  Sponsors

Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer L.L.C.

Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer, L.L.C.

Patrick Miller L.L.C.

Wall, Burlington & Cook, L.L.C.

Friends

Slattery, Marino & Roberts 

David Oestreicher II

Walter Stuart

Remembering Michael Berenson

Michael Berenson, member of the Law Review’s Board of Advisory Editors passed away on November 30, 2013. A true renaissance man, Michael Berenson was an engineer, a rocket scientist, a successful businessman, and a law partner in the firm Sessions, Fishman, Nathan & Israel, LLC. Prior to enrolling at Tulane University Law School, Michael Berenson was a rocket scientist during the years of the Gemini and Apollo space programs. Later, he founded Quanta Data Systems, a data processing firm serving businesses in the Greater New Orleans area. After these successful careers, Michael Berenson enrolled at Tulane University Law School, where he became an editor of the Tulane Law Review, and graduated with honors in 1990.

Remembering John M. McCollam

John M. McCollam, former Editor in Chief of the Tulane Law Review and Professor Emeritus of Tulane University Law School, passed away on January 13, 2014.  He was an active member of the oil and gas law community and published A Primer for the Practice of Mineral Law Under the New Louisiana Mineral Code, 50 Tul. L. Rev. 729 (1976).  We are thankful for all of Mr. McCollam's contributions to the Review and the Tulane Law School community.

Case Note Competition Winners Selected

Congratulations to the six members whose case notes were selected for publication in Volume 88.

  • Ben Berman - Maintain a Seaman’s Protection, or Cure a Seaman’s Fraud? Weighing the Proper Balance Between Seamen and Employers in Boudreaux v. Transocean Deepwater, Inc.

  • Jeffrey Gelpi - Pociask v. Moseley: The Louisiana Supreme Court Follows the Legislature's Lead and Gives Legal Fathers More Time to Disavow

  • Miles Indest - Walking Dead: The Fifth Circuit Resurrects Rational Basis Review in St. Joseph Abbey v. Castille

  • Jared Pessetto - In State v. Louisiana Land & Exploration Co., the Louisiana Supreme Court Retreats from Progress in Oilfield Contamination Litigation

  • Jacob Whitt - Cell Phones as an Eye of the Government: In re Application of the United States for Historical Cell Site Data

  • Bailey Wilson - United States v. Scruggs: The Fifth Circuit Creates a New Method to Determine What Constitutes a "More Serious" Charge

 

Tributes to William K. Suter

Introduction by Tom Goldstein

SCOTUSblog was deeply honored to have the opportunity to prepare and publish with the Tulane Law Review* this collection of tributes to the Clerk of the Supreme Court, William K. Suter, on his retirement.  Clerk Suter was and remains a towering figure in the Court’s long history.  We commonly think of the great Chief Justices.  But it is often the Clerk of the Court who both ensures the institution’s smooth operation and personally represents the Court in important functions.

I also have a deep personal fondness for Clerk Suter.  He presided over the sessions for each of my oral arguments at the Court, amounting in essence to my entire legal career to this point. Before each argument session, the Clerk meets with the advocates to explain the process and answer any questions. Like all the members of the Bar, I will miss terribly those sessions and the opportunity to talk with him about goings-on at the Court.  Each of us sends him our deep thanks and best wishes.

A Salute to the General: William K. Suter, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr.

Tribute to William K. Suter, Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli

Tribute to William K. Suter, Theodore B. Olson

Tribute to William K. Suter, General Hugh Overholt

Bill Suter: General, Ambassador, Tulanian, Dean David D. Meyer

Tribute to William K. Suter, President Dennis A. Ahlburg

Bill Suter and the Court's Press Corps, Lyle Denniston


*These tributes were originally published on SCOTUSblog in July 2013 and are reproduced here with minor alterations to form.

Announcing Volume 88 Junior Members

Zachary D. Banks
Ben Berman
Katherine V. Burke
Chloe M. Chetta
Jeffrey Gelpi
Robert J. Giglio
James H. Gilbert
Maximilian T. Hass
Zane E. Hilton
Miles O. Indest
Lindsey M. Jaquillard
Jeffrey D. Karas
Justine A. Keel
Alyssa J. Leary
Andrea J. Longworth
Meghan Marchetti
Elizabeth B. McIntosh
Kyle K. Oxford
Alden N. Paras
Jared Pessetto
Austin N. Priddy
Talbot M. Quinn
Tegan Rymer
Elan Silver
Spencer C. Sinclair
Alston L. Walker
Lance W. Waters
Jacob T. Whitt
Leon H. Whitten
Bailey C. Wilson
Kristen L. Wilson

 

Special Thanks to Our Banquet Sponsors

2013 Banquet SponsorsThe Law Review is grateful to those who contributed to the annual banquet held on April 18, 2013.

The 2013 Tulane Law Review Annual Banquet is Proudly Sponsored by:

 

Patrons

Flanagan Partners L.L.P.

Jones Walker

Krebs Farley & Pelleteri P.L.L.C.

Liskow & Lewis

Lugenbuhl, Wheaton, Peck, Rankin & Hubbard

Slattery, Marino & Roberts

Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann L.L.C.

Susman Godfrey L.L.P.

Warren Burns

 

Benefactors

Fishman Haygood Phelps Walmsley Willis & Swanson L.L.P.

Gordon Arata McCollam Duplantis & Eagan L.L.C.

Phelps Dunbar L.L.P.

Stanley, Reuter, Ross, Thornton & Alford, L.L.C.

 

 Sponsors

Adams and Reese L.L.P.

Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer, L.L.C.

Veron, Bice, Palermo & Wilson L.L.C.