Tulane University Law School
Tulane Law School, established in 1847, is the 12th oldest law school in the United States. It is located on Tulane University’s main campus in uptown New Orleans. From its founding, Tulane has offered its students the opportunity to study both of the world's great legal systems–the common law system upon which English and US law is based, and the civil law system governing most of the rest of the world.
Among Tulane’s strengths is the breadth and depth of its curriculum. Students may choose to take a broad range of courses or to concentrate in one or more areas. Tulane is particularly well known in the areas of international and comparative law and environmental law, offering certificates in these areas as well as in sports law, maritime law, civil law, and European legal studies. Tulane has recently created a Center for Intellectual Property and Culture, complementing its Eason-Weinmann Center for Comparative Law, Maritime Law Center, Institute on Water Resources Law & Policy, Public Law Center, and Payson Center for International Development. Students may pursue joint degree programs with Tulane’s Freeman School of Business, School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine, Payson Center for International Development, School of Social Work, and Stone Center for Latin American Studies.
Tulane was the first law school in the US to require community service of all of its students, one example of its commitment to public interest law. The school offers a Loan Repayment Assistance Program for its graduates pursuing eligible public interest employment. Its international curriculum is enriched by summer programs and international exchange programs throughout the world. Tulane offers six live-client clinics: Criminal Defense, Civil Litigation, Juvenile, Environmental, Domestic Violence, and Legislative & Administrative Advocacy. Other skills offerings include simulation courses in Trial Advocacy, Negotiation & Mediation Advocacy, Mediation, and a variety of externships in judicial chambers and at public interest organizations. Writing and editing opportunities are available on eight different journals, as well as through an active Moot Court program.
The student body is a national one, coming from over 40 different states and a number of foreign countries. Graduates, similarly, pursue employment throughout the United States and the world. An active Career Development Office works closely with all students to assist them in finding employment.