Sally Brown Richardson


Sally Brown Richardson is currently the Interim Dean and A.D. Freeman Professor of Civil Law at Tulane Law School.  She received her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and is a summa cum laude graduate of the LSU Law Center.  

Dean Richardson specializes in property law, community property law, and comparative law.  She is the author of the textbook Community Property in the United States and has written extensively on Louisiana community property and property law.  She currently serves as the Reporter for the Louisiana State Law Institute’s Property Committee and at the national level is the Reporter for a Uniform Law Commission project aiming to reform the law of co-ownership.  Dean Richardson’s scholarship has been previously selected for the Yale-Stanford-Harvard Junior Faculty Forum and she has received the President’s Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching, the highest teaching award offered at Tulane University.  In 2021, Dean Richardson was elected to membership for the American Law Institute.     

Before joining the Tulane Law faculty, Dean Richardson practiced at Skadden, Arps in Washington, D.C., clerked on the U.S. Fifth Circuit for the Honorable W. Eugene Davis, and worked on the legislative and communications staff for former-U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu.