Prof. Sally Brown Richardson of the Tulane University Law School gave a Law & Society Faculty Forum Lecture titled Privacy and Spouses in Louisiana: The Community Property Conundrum and Proposals for Reform on March 14, 2017 at the Southern University Law Center.
Richardson’s presentation focused on exploring the privacy concerns related to spouses living under community property regimes. Her research seeks to answer the question as to how spouses can share property with one another as part of the community, yet still retain a right of privacy in that property. In doing so, her talk discussed how issues related to privacy have been interpreted by state and federal courts in Louisiana, particularly in connection with special legislation on electronic privacy.
Sally Richardson is the Charles E. Lugenbuhl associate professor of law at the Tulane University Law School where she specializes in property law, community property law and comparative private law. Her scholarship and teaching focus on how property and community property doctrines might be modernized to operate more effectively and efficiently given changes in society since their creation. Her work has been has been published in the North Carolina Law Review, American Journal of Comparative Law, Houston Law Review, Tennessee Law Review, Tulane Law Review, and Louisiana Law Review. She is the author of the casebook Community Property in the United States (Carolina Academic Press 2015). Her article titled Reframing Ameliorative Waste was selected for the 2015 Yale/Stanford/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum. Richardson also blogs regularly for the PropertyProf Blog. In 2015 Richardson received the Felix Frankfurter Award for Distinguished Teaching, Tulane Law School’s highest teaching honor.