Tulane University: Tulane Law School


Tulane Law School


Tulane Law School is the nation’s 12th oldest law school, and yet is anything but stodgy.  From its founding in 1847, Tulane has always prided itself as a place of intense creativity and innovation in the study of law.

Its location in Louisiana, the country’s sole civil-law jurisdiction, gives Tulane a distinctive understanding of the interaction of different legal systems and is the foundation for Tulane’s world-renowned strength in international and comparative law.  The unique exposure our students gain to both the common law of the Anglo-American tradition and the civil-law systems that dominate the rest of the globe is an increasingly powerful advantage in a world in which business, governance, and law practice are increasingly transnational.

The distinctively global perspective of Tulane Law is enlivened by a student body drawn from approximately 35 countries, by Tulane-led academic programs in a half-dozen countries abroad, and by an international faculty whose scholarly distinction ranges from advising on constitutional design in Iraq, Egypt, and Tunisia, and legal barriers to Russian gas pipelines to Europe, to intercultural negotiation of legal and political conflicts.

Yet, Tulane Law pairs that global perspective with a deep commitment to its own community and to equipping students with the practical skills and judgment they need to make a difference in their careers. Tulane is a leader in preparing students for practice through service to others.

This distinctive approach to legal education, both global in outlook and grounded through professional skills training in service to our own community, prepares Tulane Law alumni for leadership in their careers wherever their passions take them.

For more than 75 years, Tulane Law's Master of Laws (LLM) program has offered students from across the globe a unique and valuable opportunity to pursue advanced legal education.

Graduate students applying for the LL.M. at Tulane Law School have the opportunity to pursue a broad course of study or, if they so desire, to concentrate in one of the areas in which Tulane offers particular strength:

Each LLM program requires completion of 24 semester hours of coursework. Most students complete the degree requirements during a single academic year. Although there is no thesis requirement, LLM students are required to write at least one paper in connection with a seminar in their field of interest or in connection with a directed research project.

For those students who received the JD or LLB (or equivalent) from a school located outside of the United States, enrollment in a three-week summer orientation course, Introduction to US Law, is mandatory. International students must also complete and pass a legal research and writing course.

All LLM programs are offered on a full-time and part-time basis. Full-time students are expected to complete the LLM in two semesters, or one academic year. Due to student visa requirements, many international students are required to enroll on a full-time basis.

All LLM candidates are eligible for the award of partial tuition waivers or scholarships to Tulane Law School. These awards are merit based and made at the same time the offer of admission is extended.

For information on the Graduate Programs offered at Tulane Law School, please contact:

Maria Landry
Director of Admission
Tulane University Law School
Weinmann Hall, Suite 155 C
6329 Freret Street
New Orleans, LA 70118

Email mgusmaop@tulane.edu
phone +1 504.865.5930
fax +1 504.865.6710






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