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Tulane Law School’s emphasis on international law, public service and learning by doing is a natural fit with Sullivan & Cromwell’s approach to the practice of law.
 
Many of the Firm’s matters have a significant cross-border component; our international practice is further bolstered by our network of offices in New York, Los Angeles, Palo Alto, Washington, D.C., Beijing, Frankfurt, London, Melbourne, Paris, Frankfurt, Tokyo and Sydney. The Firm has maintained a presence in Asia for nearly a century, and has been advising clients in Latin America for more than 100 years. The firm is also active in Africa, Australia, Canada, the Middle East and throughout Europe.
 
Both Tulane Law and S&C are active proponents of pro bono work—and as alumni of the first law school in the country to require pro bono service, Tulane Law graduates will find an equally strong commitment to pro bono work at Sullivan & Cromwell. In 2013, the Firm’s lawyers devoted more than 62,000 hours to a range of pro bono activities. Recent matters include obtaining asylum for a number of individuals, trying before a jury in federal court an excessive force case in which the client claimed he was shot by a police officer while surrendering, and obtaining a final order of protection for a survivor of domestic violence against her estranged boyfriend following a four-day trial. In addition, in 2005, S&C hosted four first-year Tulane Law students who were affected by Hurricane Katrina as Litigation interns while the school was closed.
 
S&C’s approach to professional development includes not only robust formal training and mentorship programs, but also a focus on early responsibility and on-the-job training. This approach, which ties in to the Firm’s emphasis on providing its associates with generalist training and broad experience, mirrors Tulane’s recent creation of an innovative “boot camp” to teach lawyering skills in a hands-on environment.
 
Several S&C partners are actively involved with continuing education programs hosted by Tulane Law. This year, partner and co-head of the Firm’s Healthcare and Life Sciences Group Keith Pagnani took part in a panel at the law school's 27th annual Corporate Law Institute; in recent years, partner Jim Morphy has served as co-chair of the institute and as a panelist.

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