Tulane University Law School is located on Tulane’s Uptown campus in New Orleans, Louisiana. Established in 1847, it is the 12th oldest law school in the United States. The law school curriculum offers a complete selection of common law and federal subjects. In addition, Tulane offers electives in the civil law, giving students the opportunity to pursue comparative education of the world’s two major legal systems.
Specifically, Tulane Law School’s environmental law and sports law programs are considered among the strongest nationwide, and its maritime law program is among the best regarded in the world. For more than 20 years, the school has hosted the Tulane Corporate Law Institute, a pre-eminent mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and corporate law forum.
Tulane Law offers six optional concentration programs for J.D. students who wish to receive one certificate of completion in an area. The six are European legal studies, environmental law, international and comparative law, maritime law, sports law, or civil law.
In addition to the J.D., the school offers two graduate degrees in law: The Master of Laws (LL.M.) the Doctor of Laws (S.J.D.) program. The five specialized LL.M. programs are in: maritime law, energy and environmental law, American business law, American law, and international and comparative law. LL.M. students may also pursue a general LL.M., which does not concentrate in any one area.
Summer study abroad
Tulane Law School was one of the first five schools in the United States to offer a foreign summer law program. As of 2008, over 4,000 law students from approximately 140 U.S. law schools attended Tulane Law’s summer abroad programs, taught by faculty from Tulane, other U.S. law schools, and universities abroad. In the past, the law school’s summer programs have taken place in Amsterdam in the Netherlands; Berlin in Germany; Cambridge and London in England; Paris and Grenoble in France; Rhodes and Spetses in Greece; and Siena in Italy.
Recent JD/MBA graduates have gone on to work for law firms, management consulting firms, investment banks, and in-house legal departments in New York, Houston, New Orleans, Los Angeles, and other cities. The program does not require highly qualified applicants to have significant full-time work experience.
The graduating students of this program have gone into health care law practice and health care management.
The Library’s primary mission is to serve the educational and research needs of the faculty, students and staff of Tulane University Law School. The collection of more than 5,60,000 volumes in print and other equivalents includes standard sources on U.S. federal and state law, foreign, international, and comparative law, legal commentary on a variety of topics, civil law, maritime materials, and resources of other disciplines of interest to legal researchers. The Law Library is only one of seven campus libraries. It subscribes to hundreds of periodicals, a multitude of electronic databases, and contains the largest government documents collection of any law school.
Student organizations sponsor educational programs and social events throughout the academic year. The law school also periodically hosts social events with the Tulane University School of Medicine and the Freeman School of Business.
An active moot courte-‘ program holds trial and appellate competitions within the school and fields teams for a variety of inter-school competitions. The Law School has a chapter of the Order of the Coif. The Student Bar Association functions as the student government and recommends students for appointment to faculty committees. Over 40 student organizations are active at Tulane, including Tulane Law Women, Black Law Students Association, La Alianza, Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, Environmental Law Society, and several legal fraternities. The Tulane Public Interest Law Foundation raises funds, matched by the Law School, to support as many as 30 students each summer in public interest fellowships with a variety of organizations.
Journals published or edited at Tulane Law School include:
- Tulane Law Review
- Tulane Environmental Law Journal
- Tulane Maritime Law Journal
- Journal of Law and Sexuality
- Tulane European and Civil Law Forum
- Tulane Journal of International and Comparative Law
- Tulane Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property
- Sports Lawyers Journal
- Civil Law Commentaries
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