Tulane Law School
Tulane Law School is the 12th oldest law school in the United States and has been accredited by the American Bar Association since May 1925. The Law School is located on the main campus of Tulane University in New Orleans and enrols students from throughout the United States and the world.
Among the things that set Tulane Law School apart are the breadth and depth of its curriculum. Its curricular strengths include international and comparative law, maritime law, environmental law, business and corporate law, and intellectual property law.
Tulane Law School offers five LL.M. programs for candidates who hold the first law degree. Each LL.M. program requires completion of 24 credit hours and is designed to be completed in one academic year. Applicants who do not require a student visa may pursue study on a part-time basis, if desired. Please follow the links below to learn more about each program.
General LL.M. – The flexibility of the General LLM program makes it an appealing option for both international and US students. Students are able to complete the required semester hours of coursework in a variety of subjects or they can concentrate their studies in a particular area such as US constitutional law, international law, or intellectual property law. Many students use the General LLM program as a way to study areas to which they had previously had little or no exposure, enrolling in courses in a variety of areas. Please visit this link to view our course descriptions.
LL.M. in American Law – This degree is intended primarily for international students who hold a first degree in law from a non-U.S. law school who wish to establish eligibility to take a state bar examination in the United States, where permitted by bar authorities. The degree will give students from foreign jurisdictions a thorough understanding of the fundamental principles of U.S. law and the American legal system, as well as an appreciation for law practice in the United States.
LL.M. in Admiralty - Tulane Law School is widely acknowledged to have the strongest maritime law program in the world. Tulane was the first law school in the U.S. to publish a student-edited maritime law review, The Tulane Maritime Law Journal, and it is the home of the Maritime Law Center. Tulane's location in New Orleans, one of the largest ports in the world, near the mouth of the Mississippi River and the outlet to the Gulf of Mexico, is a natural link to the maritime industry.
LL.M. in Energy & Environment - Since 1979, Tulane has taken a lead role in educating environmental lawyers. Our program offers the unique opportunity to study both environmental and energy law and to explore the interaction between these areas through our extensive course offerings, Institute on Water Resources Law & Policy, faculty, and related activities.
LL.M. in International & Comparative Law - The breadth and depth of the comparative and international law curriculum at Tulane Law School and activities of the Eason-Weinmann Center for Comparative Law provide an unparalleled opportunity for students to obtain a foundation in international legal practice. The international and comparative law program at Tulane emphasizes the distinctiveness of regional legal systems, national legal development, and the more traditional differences between major legal cultures.
Tulane also offers the S.J.D. program which is a very selective program, encompassing a small number of students who have completed an LL.M. program with distinguished records.
Please visit our website at www.law.tulane.edu/ to learn more about our outstanding faculty, extensive course offerings, diverse student organizations, and more. You can see Tulane and New Orleans for yourself by viewing the videos found here.