Bartlett Co-Teaches Coastal and Wetlands Law at Tulane University Law School for Fifth Year

Attorney Tad Bartlett, special counsel in Fishman Haygood’s Environmental and Appellate Sections, is once again co-teaching the Coastal and Wetlands Law course at Tulane University Law School. Offered each spring, the weekly course began last week and marks the fifth year that Bartlett and co-instructors Christopher Dalbom (Tulane Institute on Water, Law, and Policy) and Bessie Daschbach (Hinshaw & Culbertson, LLP) will lead the class.

The course, which changes annually in accordance with updates to the law, provides an examination of the factual, legal, and policy framework that has developed regarding issues of wetland and coastal land loss. While the focus is on the quickly disappearing wetlands in Louisiana, the class also examines issues of public access, private rights, and governmental responsibility in other regions of the United States, as well as internationally.

Students are charged with investigating and evaluating a large-scale coastal-related problem and either potential legal causes of action or policy changes to address that problem. Ultimately, they must demonstrate an understanding of the greater policy implications involved in creating efficacious legal remedies for the issue.

Bartlett, who graduated from Tulane University Law School, first practiced under the Louisiana student practice rule as a member of the Tulane Environmental Law Clinic before serving as judicial law clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and then entering private practice.

Fishman Haygood attorneys regularly lend their expertise to scholarship and teaching of continuing development in the law.