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University Square
200 Broadway Street, Suite 212

New Orleans, Louisiana 70118
(504) 865-5515

Tulane Legal Assistance Program

Welcome to TULAP!     

TULAP is now open for the 2017/2018 school year. 

TULAP is a legal services program funded by the Tulane University Associated Student Body.  We provide free legal advice and low-cost representation to current Tulane University students, staff, and faculty.  TULAP also provides free notarial services and information regarding legal rights. Because we are funded by the University, we may only provide representation to current students, staff, and faculty, and cannot represent one member of the Tulane community against another, as that would present a conflict of interest.

 Please note that TULAP's services are available ONLY to current Tulane students, faculty, and staff.  You MUST provide a Tulane email address to make an appointment.   



Civil Program - Fridays from 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m   

Criminal Program - Mondays from 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

Immigration Program

During the summer, the Immigration Program will not conduct consultations on the Tulane campus. Instead, the Tulane community is asked to contact Marco Balducci's office at 504-708-5400 or to email him at marco@peltonbalducci.com and to indicate that they are requesting a consultation through TULAP. Otherwise, they may be instructed to pay a consultation fee. Consultations will be available on the following dates:

  • May 7, 21
  • June 11, 18
  • July 2, 16, 30
  • August 14, 28 

Mr. Balducci will make every effort to return the call no later than the next business day.  Members of the Tulane community are especially
encouraged to contact Mr. Balducci for a consultation prior to traveling abroad if they have concerns about reentering the United States.

In order to have the most productive consultation possible, please review the following documents and bring in those that are applicable to your case. Originals are not required. Copies are acceptable.

  • Passport
  • I-94
  • Visa
  • Ds-2019
  • I-20
  • Notice to Appear (NTA)
  • Any correspondence from an immigration / government agency (receipt / approval notices) 
  • Criminal records – certified dispositions, police reports
  • Copies of immigration applications submitted
  • Work authorization card
  • Permanent resident / green card 

Important notice for those in F,H,J, or TN status: If you are in F, J, TN, or H-1B status, please review the following document to determine whether the Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) or TULAP’s immigration program will better address your inquiry: 


If you have any further questions, please contact our office at (504) 865-5515

FOR BAILOUTS AND LOCKUPS, CONTACT CAROLYN COOPER ON HER CELL PHONE AT (504) 534-5406.  If you have an urgent civil matter and the office is closed, you may contact our retained counsel, Gregory Nichols, at (504) 585-7336.  

LOCATION:  University Square (200 Broadway Street, Suite 212, New Orleans, LA 70118), (click for map). The office is accessible via the Tulane Shuttle Service Blue Line.

APPOINTMENTS:  CLICK HERE, CALL (504) 865-5515, or EMAIL tulap@tulane.edu for an appointment. Please also provide the following information:     

      1)    Full Name 

      2)    Daytime phone number (we always respect your privacy - you may request that we do NOT leave a voicemail message.) 

      3)    Good time to return your call

      4)    Request for civil, criminal program or immigration program 


When clients come in for an appointment, they meet with one of our law student clerks. Law clerks are trained to discuss clients' legal problems, discern important legal issues, and aid the attorneys with legal research and follow-up. Law clerks cannot give any legal advice or opinions. All conversations and case records are kept strictly confidential.    


Initial attorney consultations and basic legal advice and assistance are free. The client agrees to reimburse TULAP for any additional expenses he or she authorizes after meeting with the attorney (i.e., postage, copy costs, etc.). Cases involving additional work by the attorney, including court appearances, are subject to attorney's fees at a reduced rate subject to the attorney's discretion, and related expenses.    


Mr. Gregory P. Nichols, Retained Civil Counsel 

Ms. Carolyn Cooper, Retained Criminal Counsel, Bailouts and Lockups  http://www.kingandcooperlaw.com

Mr. Marco Balducci, Retained Immigration Attorney

   **For bailouts and lockups please contact Carolyn Cooper at (504) 534-5406 **     


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