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The 12th oldest law school in the United States, Tulane University Law School was established in 1847, 13 years after the University of which it is a vital part.  From its founding, Tulane has offered its students the opportunity to study both of the world's great legal systems–the common law system upon which English and US law is based, and the civil law system governing most of the rest of the world. 


MARCH 3 & 4, 2015 (TUES./WED.):
(for students) Grad Fest 2015 

  • 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Lavin-Bernick Center for Student Life

Grad Fest is held annually each spring for students to order announcements, photo frame, Tulane ring etc. NOTE: JD and LLM graduates will not order regalia at Grad Fest.  The Law School will order the regalia for these graduates.
Visit the Grad Fest website at http://tulane.edu/universityservices/grad_fest/index.cfm or call University Services at (504) 862-8064 for more information. 

MAY 15, 2015 (FRI.):  
Law School Awards Ceremony (by invitation only)  

  • 5:00 PM 
  • Tulane Law School, Weinmann Hall
  • Reception in the Multipurpose Room
  • Remarks: SBA President, 2014-2015

Only after final spring grades are received and all calculations and selections have been finalized, the Office of Academic Services, Tulane Law School, extends invitations to those students who will be receiving awards. The reception will begin at 5:00 p.m. in the Berkett Multipurpose Room (MPR) with distribution of awards to follow in the W. H. Gauthier Appellate Moot Court Room (Room 110 of John Giffen Weinmann Hall).
Open to: Award Recipients and their Family, award sponsors, Law administration, faculty and staff
Tickets: By invitation only, tickets not required
Admission: Free
For more information, please contact Academic Services at (504) 865-5935. 

Wave Goodbye Party 

  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Gibson Academic Quad, uptown campus

Wave Goodbye is an annual party given by the president. Graduates from all schools and their guests are invited to enjoy New Orleans food and live musical entertainment.
Open to: Faculty, Graduates from all schools and their guests
Tickets: Required. Tickets will be available for download via the commencement website http://tulane.edu/grads/ in the weeks prior to graduation.
For more information, contact the Office of Communication and Marketing via email to pr@tulane.edu or by phone at (504) 865-5210. 

MAY 16, 2015 (SAT.):  
Unified Commencement Ceremony   

  • 9:00 a.m. (approximately 2 hours) (doors open at 7:30 a.m.)
  • Mercedes-Benz Superdome, downtown 

Tulane University’s Unified Commencement Ceremony honors the graduates from all of the university’s schools and colleges. It features the pomp and circumstance expected of a traditional Commencement celebration but with a New Orleans twist. At the unified ceremony, you can expect to see the procession of graduates and faculty, the keynote address from a prestigious speaker, the conferral of degrees, and hear live jazz.
Open to: Alumni, Faculty, Students, Staff, Family and Friends
Admission: Free
Parking is available at the Superdome for $15 (cash only).
Students and their families may utilize the free shuttle service from Tulane’s uptown Campus.
Guests with physical challenges should enter the Superdome through gate A (Poydras St.) on the ground level. This entrance is a covered drop-off area for disabled access. Wheelchairs will be available for transportation to and from handicapped seating; however, for those who wish to have a wheelchair with them at all times, it will be necessary to bring one with you. Handicapped-accessible shuttle service will be available from the uptown campus to the Superdome downtown and back.

Additional information, including the answers to frequently asked questions, may be found at the event website: http://tulane.edu/grads/.
Law School Diploma Ceremony  

Following the university’s unified ceremony held earlier in the day downtown, Tulane Law School will hold a separate diploma ceremony on campus in Fogelman Arena at the Devlin Fieldhouse. While the conferral of degrees takes place during the morning event, which honors the graduating students from all of the university's schools and colleges, the law school ceremony is dedicated specifically to the law class of 2015. 
Featuring a procession of law graduates and faculty members, a tribute to the 50-year law alumni, and brief remarks by the law school dean, class president, and a distinguished alum, it is during this intimate occasion that diplomas are distributed as each graduate's name is called and he or she crosses the stage.
Open to: Tulane Law School community
Tickets: Not required
Admission: Free
Guests with physical challenges should utilize the reserved seating area which will be located on the ground level behind the area reserved for graduates. One friend or family member may accompany this person throughout the ceremony. The area will be marked accordingly and volunteers will be on hand to assist, as well.
For more information, contact Academic Services by phone at (504) 865-5935 or email Colleen Timmons at ctimmons@tulane.edu. 


  • Saturday, May 16
  • Directly following the Law School Diploma Ceremony

Please join Tulane Law School Dean David Meyer and the law school community in congratulating this year’s graduates. 
Open to: Graduates and their guests, Alumni, Faculty, and Commencement Volunteers
Tickets: Not required
Admission: Free

Important Phone Numbers 

  • Law School Academic Services, Colleen Timmons: 504-865-5935
  • Payson Center Senior Program Manager, Sheila Favalora: 504-865-5240
  • University Registrar: 504-865-5231
  • University Accounts Receivable: 504-865-5368
  • University Services: 504-862-8064
  • University Bookstore: 504-865-5913
  • University Public Relations: 504-865-5210
  • DMI Travel: 800-479-8222

A video recording of Tulane’s unified ceremony may be purchased through the university bookstore in the week’s following commencement. Visit the commencement site at http://tulane.edu/grads/students.cfm for the DVD order form or call 504-865-5913 for more information.
A DVD of the Tulane Law School diploma ceremony is not available for purchase.


Tulane has preferred relationships with many local hotels that offer discounted pricing. View the preferred hotels on Tulane’s website at http://tulane.edu/grads/hotels-and-travel.cfm.
For assistance in booking accommodations, call 1-800-488-4364 or send an email to Chris Cavalier at ccavalier@visitnola.com.

For a detailed map of Tulane University’s uptown campus, visit http://tulane.edu/about/visiting/uptown-campus-map.cfm.
Complementary maps and transit information for the city of New Orleans are available through the city’s convention and visitor’s bureau. Visit the NOCVB website for more.

Students graduating should visit the Tulane Law School Intranet and TWEN for updates and additional information.

NOTE: Please keep personal items with you at all times. If lost or stolen, Tulane University is not responsible. 

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Linda P. Campbell
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tel 504.865.5976

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John Giffen Weinmann Hall
6329 Freret Street
New Orleans, LA  70118
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