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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 2016, the Firm’s lawyers and staff devoted more than 58,000 hours to a range of pro bono activities. S&C plays a key role in the New York State Chief Judge's commission, which facilitates low-income New Yorkers' access to legal representation.  The firm also supports the New York AIDS Clinic, Human Rights First’s Asylum Representation Project, Her Justice’s Violence Against Women Act matters, the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund’s Name Change Project and more. 
 
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 29th 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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