Since 1906, the Law School has been located on Tulane's main campus in uptown New Orleans, In January 1995, the School moved into John Giffen Weinmann Hall, a 160,000-square-foot building designed solely for the needs of Tulane Law School. Law School facilities also include a building immediately next door, housing the Law School Career Development Office. Another building a few blocks away houses the Continuing Legal Education Department and accommodations for short-term visiting faculty.
Weinmann Hall houses faculty, administration and student organization offices, as well as the Law Clinic. It also houses Tulane's outstanding library. The building was designed to enhance natural light and to encompass the features most enjoyed by previous faculty and students: faculty suites spread throughout the building, rather than segregated on one floor, facilitating collegiality among faculty and students; and outdoor courtyards for informal studying and conversation.
Weinmann Hall includes a computer lab with 40 workstations. These computers are part of a Local Area Network and are equipped with word-processing software and DVD drives, as well as printer connections. In addition to LEXIS/WESTLAW, students can use these machines for e-mail and general Internet access. Each of the library's 300 study carrels is wired for both electricity and network access, providing most PC-type laptop owners with access to the Internet and LEXIS/WESTLAW. Weinmann Hall is a wireless environment. With a wireless network card, a laptop, and a password, Tulane Law students have wireless access to our network.
An e-mail account is provided for each student. The Law School's Web site includes an extensive Intranet for students to access the Law School calendar, notices and announcements of various kinds, and computerized discussion groups and electronic course materials for many of their law courses.
The Law School building is also equipped with two courtrooms for trial and appellate moot court competitions, a student lounge, and student lockers. Several arcades and two outdoor courtyards provide tables and chairs for quick lunches, studying, and socializing. The Berkett Multipurpose Room is used for faculty and student meetings, luncheons, and quiet studying. The wide, light-filled hallways are lined with comfortable areas conducive to impromptu meetings, squeezing in a few more minutes of studying, or relaxed conversation among faculty and students.
Weinmann Hall also houses one of the University’s 9 Breastfeeding/Lactation Rooms, supporting students, faculty, and staff. This is a locked, private room located on the first floor equipped with seating, table, Medela Lactina Electric Breast Pump and easy access to bathroom facilities. More information about Tulane’s Breastfeeding Program can be found at http://tulane.edu/breastfeeding/tulane-breastfeeding.cfm.