Pro Bono Programs
Placement opportunities may be available with the following pro bono partners in the New Orleans metropolitan area:
ELLA is an initiative of Tulane Law School’s pro bono program, the Tipitina’s Foundation, and the Arts Council of New Orleans. read more...
Tulane Project for Older Prisoners
The Project for Older Prisoners (POPS) was established at Tulane Law School in 1989 to address the problems of prison overcrowding and the rapidly growing geriatric inmate population in Louisiana's prisons. POPS' primary mission is to aid elderly and infirm inmates in seeking parole. This portion of our state prison population incurs an extremely low rate of recidivism. Yet their continued incarceration is costly and often limits the space available which may be needed to house those who pose a much greater risk to society. Students who choose to volunteer for Tulane POPS travel to one of five state prisons, where they conduct interviews of inmates who may be eligible for POPS representation at a future parole hearing. Law students gather data, contact relevant resources and analyze the case so that they may advocate for the selected inmate before the State of Louisiana Board of Parole. POPS presents an ideal opportunity for Tulane law students to gain experience in interviewing and in oral advocacy under the supervision of an experience practitioner. This program has gained national attention and has served as a model for similar programs across the nation.