Legal Journeys with Professor Townsend Gard Podcast

Join Professor Elizabeth Townsend Gard every Monday at 6:00 p.m. central time as she interviews Tulane community members during the COVID-19 Pandemic as part of her new Legal Journeys Podcast.

Episode 1:
Her first guest, Ben Varadi (TLS ’09) tells stories of his first clients representing exotic dancers in the BP oil spill on Bourbon Street, and now working with the cannabis community in Oregon. He talks about disasters in New Orleans, and his predictions on a booming legal market in the wake of the coronavirus. HIeis an attorney and advisor for Modern American, LLC, and lives in Portland, Oregon. He encourages students o reach out to him through LinkedIn, Facebook or by email.




Episode 2: 

Professor Joel Friedman is a legend at Tulane. No one ever forgets his classes. He talks to us about the law school moving online, and also his incredibly successful and influential Masters of Jurisprudence in Employment Law and Human Resources program. For more information about Joel, see For more on the MJ program, see




Episode 3:

Over the last month, I've been working with students and others to organize making homemade masks. We've received two grants, one from the Phyllis M. Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking , and the other from the Newcomb Institute. We talk about the work and plans for the future, and life as a Tulane student during Covid-19. For more, see





Episode 4:

Toni Xu (TLS '16) talks to us about her legal journey from a kid in China to Tulane to New York. We talk about legal software, and her new startup Immingo, which focuses on H-1B, Asylum and 0-1 Immigration through a combination of automation and a new solo practice. For more, see