July 31, 2012
Office of the Dean
Tulane Law School welcomed its new international LLM students to campus earlier this month. The new LLM class, joined by several international exchange students as well as two SJD students, came to Tulane from 22 different countries to pursue LLM degrees in their areas of interest, including Admiralty, Energy & Environment, International & Comparative Law, and American Law. New student Ramon Lantigua of the Dominican Republic states, "What I have enjoyed the most is the diversity of the class. I am impressed, too, by the open approach of the professors in the classroom as well as in their offices, where they are always willing to meet with students." Lantigua also notes the "cosmopolitan environment within the New Orleans community" and has been impressed by the "warm reception" he and his family have received.
The students arrive about a month before the start of the fall semester to enroll in a unique and valuable program taught by members of the Tulane Law faculty—Introduction to American Law. Students also have the opportunity to become acclimated to Tulane and New Orleans, as numerous out-of-class social and academic activities are planned during the course of the orientation program, including a city tour, a visit to criminal court, a picnic in Audubon Park, lunches and dinners with faculty, karaoke night, and more. Student Dienminh Dinh of Australia commented on the excitement of meeting new classmates: "There is so much international flavor—everyone is so different, and all have stories and experiences to share. I have already learned so much!"