Tania Tetlow is the Chief of Staff and Senior Vice President of Tulane University. She serves as a close advisor to the President, oversees Government Affairs and Board Relations as Secretary of the University. She is also the Felder-Fayard Professor of Law and a former Associate Provost for International Affairs. Tetlow graduated with a BA from Newcomb College of Tulane and magna cum laude from Harvard Law School. She clerked for U.S. Fifth Circuit Judge James Dennis and practiced as a commercial litigator at Phelps Dunbar. She served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in New Orleans, prosecuting violent crime and major narcotics cases. She then joined the faculty of Tulane Law School, focused on race and gender discrimination by juries against victims of crimes. For ten years, she directed the Law School Domestic Violence Clinic, representing clients escaping violence and protecting their children. She has consulted on domestic violence policy in Rwanda, Egypt, Iran, and as part of a State Department delegation to China. Professor Tetlow grew up in New Orleans, and has spearheaded efforts to improve the criminal justice response to domestic violence and sexual assault. After Katrina, she raised millions to rebuild the public library system as chair of the Library Board.