Tulane Law School
About Admission & Financial Aid Student Life Programs Faculty Library Employers & Careers Life After Law School News

Tulane Law School strives to create opportunities that enhance our students' practical skillsets in order to better prepare them for their jobs following law school. Through partnerships with local legal professionals, alumni, employers and law school faculty, Tulane Law works to supplement the classroom experience with programs such as Intersession "Boot Camp", externships, judicial clerkships and pro bono opportunities.

Earning Transfer Credit

Students who transfer to Tulane Law School with advanced standing from other law schools are granted up to 29 hours of transfer credit toward the Tulane JD, according to the rules described on the Prospective Students/JD Program/Transfer page of this website. 

Graduate (LLM or SJD) students may not earn credits at another school to be used toward the Tulane LLM or SJD.

Students who began their enrollment at Tulane Law School as first-year law students may earn credit toward the JD for coursework taken outside of Tulane Law School according to the following excerpts from the Tulane Law School Student Handbook. For further details, students should refer to the Student Handbook.

In all instances in which students accumulate credits away from Tulane, students must receive a grade of "C" or higher for the credits to be accepted at Tulane Law School.  Only the credits will be recorded on the transcript, not the grades received.

A student cannot receive any academic credit toward the JD degree for courses taken at Tulane Law School or elsewhere until he or she has become a matriculating full-time law student at Tulane or at another law school.

During the normal academic year, a student may take one course over the period of his/her law school career at another institution's law school for academic credit, provided that: (1) the course does not count toward the 10 credits needed to be a full-time in-residence student at Tulane; (2) the student pays all tuition and fees at the other institution without any diminishment in the amount of tuition paid to Tulane; and (3) the content of the course is not largely duplicated by any course offered at Tulane for which the student could register.

JD students may earn and transfer to the Tulane JD a maximum of 6 credits in a non-Tulane, ABA-approved summer school program.

Students who present compelling personal circumstances may, in rare instances, be permitted to spend one or both semesters of their third year visiting at another law school and transfer the credit to the Tulane law degree. Second year students are permitted to visit away only in critical situations.  Students should consult the Assistant Dean for Students about visiting at another law school.  Students who visit at another law school are required to consult the Assistant Dean for Students or the Vice Dean of Tulane Law School to gain approval of the courses that they wish to take at the visiting law school.  This approval must be given prior to the courses being taken.

A limited number of well-qualified students may be given permission, upon the recommendation of the appropriate faculty committee, to spend up to one semester in the law (or related) department of a foreign university, and transfer up to 14 credits earned there to the Tulane law degree. 

Related Links:

Academic Programs Contact:
Office of Academic Services
Weinmann Hall, Suite 204
6329 Freret Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
tel 504.865.5935
fax 504.862.8373

Admission Contact:
Office of Admission
Weinmann Hall, Suite 203
6329 Freret Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
tel 504.865.5930
fax 504.865.6710

©Tulane University Law School | Weinmann Hall | 6329 Freret Street | New Orleans, LA 70118 | 504.865.5939    Privacy Policy
Tulane University Home
admin login