Tulane Law School
In the Public Interest

Pro Bono Programs 

Placement opportunities may be available with the following pro bono partners in the New Orleans metropolitan area:


  • ACLU of Louisiana
  • The Advocacy Center
  • Advocates for Environmental Human Rights
  • AIDSLaw of Louisiana, Inc.
  • Alliance for Affordable Energy
  • The Capital Appeals Project
  • Capital Defense Project of SE LA
  • Capital Post-Conviction Project
  • C.A.S.A. - Court-Appointed Special Advocates
  • Common Ground Legal Clinic
  • Conservation Force
  • Critical Resistance
  • DV Pro Se Help Desk at Civil District Court/LSBA
  • EEOC, New Orleans District, ADR Section & Legal Div.
  • Entertainment Law Legal Assistance (ELLA), TLS
  • Fair Housing Action Center
  • Federal Public Defenders
  • Foundation to Support Animal Protection/PETA
  • Gulf Restoration Network
  • Health Law Advocates of LA
  • Homeless Experience Legal Protection (HELP)
  • Housing Authority of N.O. (HANO)
  • Immigration Clinic-Loyola Law School
  • Immigration Legal Service, A.C.C.
  • Innocence Project New Orleans
  • Institute on Water Resources Law & Policy, TLS
  • Juvenile Justice Project Louisiana
  • Juvenile Regional Services
  • Lawyer Referral Service, New Orleans Bar Assn.
  • Louisiana Bucket Brigade
  • Louisiana Capital Assistance Center
  • Mental Health Advocacy Service
  • The Nature Conservancy, So. US Region
  • New Orleans City Attorney's Office
  • New Orleans City Council Offices
  • New Orleans District Attorney's Office
  • Orleans Parish Public Defender:  Internships and Pre-Trial Services
  • The Pro Bono Project
  • Project for Older Prisoners (POPS), TLS
  • Project SAVE, A.C.C
  • Public Defender Boards in various LA parishes
  • Resurrection After Exoneration
  • Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (SLLS)
  • Street Law, TLS
  • U.S. Attorney's Office
  • V.I.T.A., TLS


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.

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