Lugenbuhl Celebrates Investiture of First Charles E. Lugenbuhl Professor at Tulane University Law School


Left to right: Mr. Andy Wisdom, Tulane Board of Trustees; Dean David Meyer, Dean of Tulane Law School; Prof. Sally Richardson, 1st Charles E. Lugenbuhl Associate Professor in Law; Mr. Rodger Wheaton, Lugenbuhl, Wheaton, Peck, Rankin, & Hubbard; Dr. Robin Forman, Tulane University Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

The shareholders of Lugenbuhl, Wheaton, Peck, Rankin and Hubbard recently celebrated the appointment of Sally Brown Richardson to Tulane University Law School’s Charles E. Lugenbuhl Professorship during an investiture ceremony that took place on Nov. 21.

A specialist in comparative property law, Richardson joined the Tulane Law faculty in 2012 and is the inaugural holder of the professorship. Established through an endowment the Lugenbuhl firm presented to Tulane Law School, the professorship is named for the firm’s founder, the late Charles E. Lugenbuhl, who received his law degree from Tulane in 1951.

Left to right: Prof. Sally Richardson with Lugenbuhl Shareholder Rodger Wheaton and Dean David Meyer

For more than 30 years, Lugenbuhl served as an adjunct professor at Tulane, where he was a founding member of the Tulane Admiralty Law Institute, serving on the Permanent Advisory Board from 1977 and as vice chair from 1992 to 2005. A veteran of both the United States Navy and Army, Lugenbuhl went on to become a nationally recognized attorney in admiralty and maritime law. He founded Lugenbuhl, Wheaton, Peck, Rankin & Hubbard in 1986.

Left to right: Prof. Sally Richardson with Lugenbuhl Shareholder Stewart Peck

“Charles was a highly respected attorney, teacher and mentor throughout his distinguished career,” said Lugenbuhl shareholder Rodger Wheaton. “We’re proud to honor his legacy and influence on the law community through this professorship and congratulate Professor Richardson on her appointment to the position.”

For more information about Sally Brown Richardson, Charles E. Lugenbuhl Associate Professor of Law, click here. More information about Lugenbuhl’s history, attorneys and practice areas is available here.

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