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Application Information

ELIGIBILITY & REQUIREMENTS

You are eligible if you...

  • Have completed the first year of law study and are in good standing at your current law school (Tulane or non-Tulane, US or International).
    • Evening or part time students are eligible to apply if they will have completed the equivalent of their first year of law by the start of the program.
    • International students are eligible to apply if they will have completed their first year of law by the start of the program.
  • Are a law school graduate or practicing attorney. According to Louisiana Supreme Court MCLE regulations, practicing attorneys are eligible to claim six (6) hours of CLE credit for each hour of academic credit awarded by the school.
  • Are a graduate student in another discipline (decided on a case-by-case basis).

Applying

Tulane's programs range in size from approximately 20 to 75 students. In some years, programs have been bigger because of their significant appeal to students.

We accept applications on a first-come, first-serve basis and continue accepting them as long as the programs remain open. Early applications are recommended, however, as classroom space or housing accommodations are limited. It is best to apply as soon as you are confident of your summer plans.

To enroll in any program, you must:

  1. submit an application form
  2. submit a tuition deposit of $200
    NOTE: Once you submit your online application , you will be prompted to submit your deposit by Paypal. Deposits may be paid by Credit Card, Debit Card or Checking Account through Paypal.

Within one business day of the receipt of the items above, you will receive an email confirmation of enrollment in the program(s) and will be responsible for all tuition and housing fees applicable to the programs on your completed application. 

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Your application will not be processed and you will not be enrolled in the program(s) until your deposit is received. 

In addition, prior to departure, non-Tulane Students must submit a proof of enrollment letter from their current school verifying that they are in good standing and are eligible to return.

Please be aware that we will be unable to award credit for any course until we receive your proof of enrollment/letter of good standing. Payment of tuition is not sufficient; we must have your letter of good standing. Your transcript showing completed credit hours and grades will not be released until all documents are received and all tuition and fees are paid.

Application Information 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIRMENTS 

TLS LLM ELIGIBILITY 

DEPOSITS 

FINANCIAL AID 

PAYMENT DEADLINES 

TUITION CHARGES 

HOUSING CHARGES 

CONTACT INFORMATION/ MAILING ADDRESS 

Program Information 

WITHDRAWALS & REFUNDS (VERY IMPORTANT) 

PASSPORT INFORMATION AND VISAS 

STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES 

CREDIT, GRADING, & GRADUATION 

GRADES & REQUESTING TRANSCRIPTS 

CODE OF STUDENT CONDUCT & HONOR CODE 

EXAMINATION POLICY 

COURSE SELECTION CHANGES AND COURSE MATERIALS 

TUITION PAYMENTS 

ALTERATIONS OR CANCELLATIONS 

INSURANCE 

BE A SMART TRAVELER 

STUDY ABROAD CHECKLIST 

 

FAQs 

Ask the Summer Abroad Team a Question! 

 

APPLY NOW 

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TLS LLM ELIGIBILITY

Each of the LLM programs requires two full-time semesters in residence and satisfactory completion of 24 credits, 3 of which may be completed in a Tulane Summer Abroad Program. Admitted full-time Tulane Law School LLM students may begin the LLM program in the summer by attending any one of Tulane’s summer abroad programs. LLM students may take up to 3 credits of coursework in one of Tulane's Summer Abroad Programs; tuition is included in the academic year costs. International students must, however, be in New Orleans by the start of the Introduction to US Law course in late July.

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DEPOSITS

Submit Online:

  1. Submit the online application and you will be redirected to a PAY NOW button, which will lead you to PayPal to process your payment.
  2. Via PayPal, you can pay by credit card, debit card or from your checking account. The deposit must be submitted for the application to be processed. 

Please be aware that the tuition deposit is non-refundable. If you attend a program, the deposit will be applied to your total tuition.  If changes in the course offerings or other significant aspects of the program occur, applicants who have paid a deposit or registered for the program will be given an opportunity to obtain a full refund of all fees paid.  If Tulane, however, cancels a particular program because of insufficient student response or for any other reason, we will refund your deposit and any additional payments made in their entirety. Your deposit will also be refunded if the program you apply to is full.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Your application will not be processed and you will not be enrolled in the program(s) until your deposit is received. 

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FINANCIAL AID

There are no scholarships or tuition waivers available through Tulane Law School for summer programs abroad, but we have compiled a list of outside scholarships that students may be eligible for:

Outside Scholarship Opportunities

You may apply for financial aid in the form of loans as long as you enroll for courses on at least a half-time basis according to your school.  According to Tulane Law School’s Academic Services Office, this is 5 hours during the summer. If you do not subsequently complete the credit hours for which you initially register, however, you may be liable for the immediate repayment of loan funds to the lender.

Summer Abroad Cost of Attendance 2014 

TULANE STUDENTS:

  • Complete a Summer Addendum form (available in the financial aid office in April) due by June 17.
  • Complete the appropriate loan application (not a federal loan, but rather a credit-based commercial loan, in most cases).

NON-TULANE STUDENTS:

  • Contact the financial aid office at your home school to find out about their summer financial aid procedures and timeline.
  • Your financial aid office will likely send our office a “consortium agreement.” A consortium agreement is a document completed by both Tulane and your home school, and includes the budget information for your program, so that your home school can determine what you can borrow.
  • Consortium agreements should be sent to the following address: 

Office of Financial Aid
Weinmann Hall, Ste. 203
6329 Freret Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
Fax Number: 504-865-6710

Contact Person: Elizabeth Daigle 504-865-5931 or edaigle@tulane.edu 

  • Requests for "consortium agreements" and budget information will be processed beginning in March by Tulane Law School’s Financial Aid Office after you have submitted an application for at least 3 hours and a commitment deposit for programs which have space available.
    • If your home school will not process aid for a Tulane summer program, the financial aid office at Tulane Law School can process (but no sooner than March) an application for a credit-based commercial loan (not a federal loan), which may or may not be approved by a lender after a representative of your school certifies certain enrollment information about you.
    • You must still first contact your home school’s financial aid office to find out whether or not they will process your financial aid for the summer. If they refuse to process aid, contact the Tulane Law School Financial Aid Office for special materials.
     

ALL STUDENTS MUST:

  • Be aware of the disbursement timing and requirements to keep summer aid. In some cases, schools or lenders may not disburse loan proceeds until the start of the program you are attending.
  • Be aware that, if you receive financial aid for courses which you do not complete, your loan may be canceled or your loan amount may be billed back to you and returned to your lender.
  • Because of the early start dates for some of our summer programs abroad, the relatively late dates when processing can begin, and the processing time itself, it is likely that your loan proceeds will be unavailable in time for your departure.
  • It is important, therefore, that you have some other source of funds to "tide you over" until the loan proceeds become available to you.
  • It is also very important that you make arrangements for someone to pay your bills at home while you are abroad so that your credit history is not blemished as a result of your absence.

Even if you are receiving financial aid, finance charges will be incurred if payment is not received by the payment deadline. Although deposit billing is initially handled by the Academic Services Office at Tulane Law School, the Tulane University Accounts Receivable Office finalizes billing, and will assess finance charges for those registrants who have unpaid balances after payment deadlines have passed. The finance charge is less than 2% per month, assessed directly by the Accounts Receivable Office. Further questions regarding your tuition bill or finance charges should be directed to Accounts Receivable (504-865-5368 or 800-798-7633) or via e-mail (acctrec@tulane.edu).

 
 
 

Presentation by Kristin Perez of Tulane Law School's Financial Aid Office

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PAYMENT DEADLINES

The balance of all tuition and housing charges is due by May 31. Any outstanding payments for tuition or housing charges which are not paid by the date listed above will be subject to a finance charge of approximately 1.5% per month, with the annual percentage rate assessed at 18%. Failure to pay by this date, however, will not result in your being dropped from the program. *No credit for participation in the program(s) will be granted if any participant fails to pay all tuition and housing expenses in full.

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TUITION CHARGES

Two Week Program (3 credit maximum): $2,400.00
Three Week Program (4 credit maximum): $3,200.00
Four Week Program (5 credit maximum): $4,000.00

Any Second Program the student is enrolled in (based on date of programs): 15% discount! 

Two Week Program taken second: $2,040.00
Three Week Program taken second: $2,720.00
Four Week Program taken second: $3,400.00

International students and practitioners should contact Maria Landry regarding tuition and financial aid opportunities.  

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HOUSING CHARGES

The descriptions for the types and costs of accommodations are listed under the individual programs. These descriptions outline what we know at the time of publishing, but are subject to change. If you have any specific questions regarding housing, please direct them to the individual program directors or coordinators found at the end of each program listing, as they have the best and latest information. Students are also free to make their own housing arrangements independently of Tulane.

Housing charges, when billed through the university, will be billed along with Tuition and fees, through the University's Accounts Receivable Office. This will direct you to Gibson online at http://gibson.tulane.edu which you must access with your Tulane email address and password, which you will receive from the University around April. For those programs that you must arrange housing directly with the facility, you must pay directly, and students are responsible for getting in contact with the accommodations in those cases (you will be given more information in your welcome letter if this is your case). Please see the individual program webpages for further information on housing options and charges.

Housing payments are refundable until one month prior to the start of your program. They are non-refundable beyond this point.

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CONTACT INFORMATION / MAILING ADDRESS

 

General Questions/Mailing:

Office of International Legal Programs
Tulane Law School
6329 Freret Street, Suite 259
New Orleans, LA 70118-9923

Contact: Maria Landry
Assistant Director
504.865.5990
lawabroad@tulane.edu 

Specific Program Questions:

Program Director
or
Program Coordinator
(listed at the bottom of each program's side menu)

Financial Aid:

Office of Financial Aid
Weinmann Hall, Ste. 203
6329 Freret Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
Fax Number: 504-865-6710
Contact Person: Elizabeth Daigle
504-865-5931 edaigle@tulane.edu  

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Program Information

WITHDRAWALS & REFUNDS (VERY IMPORTANT) 

If, after you send in your application and tuition deposit of $200, you decide to withdraw, your tuition will be refunded less the deposit if we receive written notice of your withdrawal two weeks prior to the start date of your program. You must submit in writing, to lawabroad@tulane.edu, your intentions to withdraw. Oral notification will not be accepted. Written notification to anyone other than Maria Landry will not suffice as a withdrawal. Receipt of withdrawal must be received from Maria Landry.  After the deadline listed above and prior to the start of the program we will refund the tuition minus the deposit only due to extenuating circumstances. No housing fees will be refunded.

You may send your written notice of withdrawal to:

Maria Landry
lawabroad@tulane.edu  

Office of International Legal Programs
Tulane Law School
6329 Freret Street, Suite 259
New Orleans, LA 70118-9923

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PASSPORT INFORMATION AND VISAS

Please be aware that any travel outside of the United States or U.S. Territories requires a valid passport. Make sure that your passport is valid for at least six months after your scheduled departure. It may take up to six weeks to receive your passport via routine service, so you must apply in advance if you do not already have a passport. If you are applying for the first time or do not have your expired passport you will need to visit a passport facility in your area . Otherwise, you may apply to renew your passport online.

For more information, visit the Department of State's U.S. Passport website.

The Rio de Janeiro and China programs are our only programs that requires a visa for a US citizen. If you are not a US citizen, please see the entry requirements of the program of your choice. For more information on visas, please contact Maria Landry or see the individual program websites for further information.

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STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Students with a documented physical, learning or other disability who may be eligible for disability accommodations at a Tulane Summer Abroad Program must contact Tulane University's Office of Disability Services (ODS) at Educational Resources and Counseling at least two weeks before the start of the summer program that they plan to attend. Accommodations cannot be implemented unless students have registered with Tulane's ODS. The Manager of Tulane's ODS can be reached at (504) 862-8433. More information about ODS is available on the Tulane website at www.erc.tulane.edu/disability. Please note that accommodation definitions and procedures can differ between Tulane University and other institutions, especially those abroad. Tulane will make every effort to facilitate accommodations abroad, but unfortunately accommodations abroad cannot be guaranteed. 

Unless otherwise noted on individual program pages, facilities abroad may pose accessibility problems for students with disabilities.  

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CREDIT, GRADING, & GRADUATION

Among other graduation requirements, Tulane Law students must earn a minimum of 88 credit hours and must be full-time students in residence at Tulane for six regular semesters, which are limited to fall and spring semesters. Of the 88 required hours, Tulane Law students may earn a maximum of 12 credit hours taken during summer semesters whether taken at Tulane in the U.S. or in one or more of Tulane's summer abroad programs and whether taken after the first or second year of law school. A maximum of 6 credit hours can be earned in a single summer semester. Tulane students may not receive credit for courses taken in a summer program or in the regular semester at Tulane that are the same or essentially the same as courses they already have completed. If you have questions about course selection or course conflicts, contact the Assistant Dean for Students. The credits associated with each course are semester hour credits.

If you are from another law school, check with your school's officials before applying to determine the maximum number of credits you will be permitted to take in a summer session and whether or not that school will accept any credit or grade for any course taken in the program. Acceptance of any credit or grade for any course taken in the programs, including externships and other clinical offerings, is subject to determination by a student's home school. It is unlikely that participation in a foreign summer program may be used to accelerate graduation. Students interested in acceleration should consult their home schools to review this issue in light of ABA Standard 304, Interpretation 304-4.

All students, whether Tulane or visiting, are subject to the standard attendance and grading policies of Tulane Law School. The faculty believes that learning requires the active engagement of our students. Thus, the faculty expects students to attend class regularly and to be prepared to participate in the class discussion when called upon to do so. Although the faculty recognizes that a majority of students are highly motivated and would prepare for and would attend class without any requirement to do so, a small but significant number of students do not attend class with sufficient consistency and preparedness. That failure is detrimental to their education and is inconsistent with the professionalism that aspiring lawyers should exhibit. In addition, a student’s failure to prepare for class often adversely affects the class discussion and thus is also detrimental to the education of his or her fellow student. This statement of policy by the faculty is consistent with the position of the American Bar Association. As an ABA-accredited institution, Tulane Law School must require that its students attend class regularly, as well as adopt and enforce policies relating to class attendance.

Students who are admitted to the program(s) will receive information outlining these policies, but exams are graded anonymously with only exam numbers for identification, numbers to which faculty have no access to until their grades have been submitted to the appropriate program director.

Grading Scales  

The normal grading scale and quality point system is as follows:

Grade Distribution

A+    4.00 A 4.00 A- 3.67
B+ 3.33 B 3.00 B- 2.67
C+ 2.00 C 2.00 C- 1.67
D 1.00 F 0.00    

Required Mean GPA

Unless excepted below, the distribution of grades to J.D. students in each course shall produce a mean GPA of between 3.20 and 3.30.

Exceptions

i. All seminars
ii. All clinic courses
iii.Classes of 12 J.D. students or fewer
iv.Legal Research and Writing
v. Advanced Legal Research

In all courses subject to the required mean GPA, o grades of D or below in a class of more than 50 JD students and one grade of D or below in a class of 50 or fewer JD students may be given without these grades counting toward the class GPA required mean. For example, in a class of 60 J.D. students, there could be a total of two grades of D or F given which would not be used in the calculation. In that case, if two such grades are given, the mean GPA of between 3.2 and 3.3 would be calculated based on 58 J.D. students rather than 60. Nothing in this provision is intended to limit the number of grades of D or F given. However, any additional grades of D or below beyond the number excluded above, will be part of the calculation to determine if the course has met the required mean of between 3.20 and 3.30.

Foreign Students

The grading scale for graduate students whose native language is not English is as follows:

 

E Excellent performance
VG Very good performance
RM Recommended-acceptable performance
NR Not recommended-unacceptable performance, failing mark with no credit given for the course

 

Penalties

After consultation with the Director, a faculty member may assess a penalty against a final grade for demonstrated failure to be prepared and/or lack of attendance.

A faculty member who intends to invoke this rule shall announce his or her intention to the class during the first class, and shall maintain a record of attendance and/or performance in class.

The faculty member will submit to the Director, before the submission of course grades, the names of any students against whom penalties are to be imposed. The Director will make the necessary adjustments to the grades the faculty member has submitted, with a notation to indicate those grades affected by penalty assessments.

In the case of a student who has rarely or never attended class, a faculty member may refuse to permit the student to take the final examination, even if the faculty member has not kept a daily record of attendance or announced an intention to invoke the penalty provisions. The student shall receive no credit for the course.

Deadlines for Faculty to Submit Grades

Except in case of severe hardship, the period of time allowed a faculty member for grading examination papers shall be 14 days from the date of the examination.

Change or Appeal of Grades

Once a faculty member has turned in his or her grades, the faculty member may not change any grade on representations or complaints of students unless the original grade was the result of a mathematical error in computation or of an error in transcription. If the original grade was the result of mathematical error, the faculty member will certify that fact to the Director who will then authorize the change.

Any student who wishes to appeal an assigned grade must comply with the process for appeal established by Tulane.

Bar Certifications

If you are applying for a bar exam, you will likely have a form from your state’s bar association requesting verification of your enrollment and/or degree. Christina Roux in the Academic Services Office can help complete this kind of form. This is applicable even for those enrolled in the Tulane Summer Abroad programs. Please send any bar certification requests or forms to Academic Services at Tulane Law School, 6329 Freret St., Suite 204, New Orleans, LA 70118. If you have specific questions, you can reach Ms. Roux at 504.865.5935 or carbour@tulane.edu.

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GRADES & REQUESTING TRANSCRIPTS

To view your grades, log in to Gibson Online with the username and password you should have received in two emails from Tulane University Technology Services by early April. If you are unable to locate these, you can reset your password by visiting https://password.tulane.edu/ using the alternate email you provided on your application. If you did not receive your log in information, you must contact Tech Support directly in order for them to reset your password, as they are the only ones that can do so.

If you continue to have trouble logging in to http://gibson.tulane.edu, you can contact Technology Services directly by any of the four methods below:
1) Write help@tulane.edu
2) Call us Monday through Friday 7AM - 7PM, at 504-862-8888 or 866-276-1428.
3) Search the Knowledge Base at https://tulane.service-now.com/kb
4) Go to the TSNOC online at https://tulane.service-now.com/  

Once grades are received and posted at the end of the program (normally 30 days after the completion of your program), you will be able to access your grades via Gibson Online, once you have logged in. You may also request transcripts through Gibson Online.

NOTE: Transcripts are not automatically sent to your home school. You must request a transcript from the Tulane University Registrar’s Office (via the link on Gibson). You may also request your transcript from the Registrar’s Office by submitting a transcript request form located at http://www.registrar.tulane.edu, under the Transcript Request link.

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CODE OF STUDENT CONDUCT & HONOR CODE

All students participating in any of Tulane Law School’s summer programs are subject to and bound by the Tulane University Code of Student Conduct, except as follows: the responsibility to enforce the Code shall lie exclusively with the Director of the summer program. The Director shall have the right, in his or her sole discretion, to impose any sanction authorized by the Code of Student Conduct, up to and including immediate expulsion from the summer program. Any student upon whom a disciplinary sanction has been imposed by a Director shall have the right to seek review of that decision from the Dean of the Law School within 30 days. The scope of such review will be limited to a determination of whether the Director acted arbitrarily, or capriciously, or whether the disciplinary sanction was the result of prejudice, or discrimination on the part of the Director.Please see the attached Tulane University Code of Student Conduct.

All students, including non-Tulane students, are subject to the provisions imposed by the attached Tulane University Law School Honor Code with the following exception: the responsibility to enforce the code shall lie exclusively with the Director of the summer program. All program directors have the authority to institute disciplinary measures at his/her discretion. Decisions regarding disciplinary measures can only be appealed to the Dean of Tulane University School of Law.

The Tulane Honor Code applies to all examinations. It is a violation of the Code

i. To obtain or receive, prior to taking an examination, or to give to another student, prior to that student taking an examination, any unauthorized information concerning the substance of the examination;
ii. To refer to any unauthorized materials, inside or outside of the examination room, during the course of an examination;
iii. To give or receive unauthorized aid during the course of an examination
iv. To undertake all or part of an examination in a room not designated by the faculty member;
v. To knowingly commence an examination before the stipulated time, or to continue working on an examination after the stipulated time;
vi. To knowingly fail to submit the answer booklet, a set of questions, or such other materials as are required at the conclusion of an examination;
vii. To knowingly compromise the anonymous grading system.

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EXAMINATION POLICY

Anonymity  

All examinations shall be given and graded anonymously. Each student and faculty member has a duty to ensure that the anonymity of the examination grading process is not breached. Prior to the announcement of grades, no student shall disclose to any faculty member information about himself or herself or about any other student which might compromise anonymity.

Exam Numbers  

The Director of the summer program shall be responsible for assigning an examination number to each student to assure anonymity. Faculty members may not have access to the number until after their grades have been submitted to the Director or to the Director of Academic Services at Tulane.

Faculty Responsibilities

Faculty members are normally expected to be present in the building during the time that their examinations are being taken. However, if they cannot be present, they should be accessible by telephone for any inquiries relating to the examination.

Examinations in theTulane Law School international summer programs may not be taken using computers.

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COURSE SELECTION CHANGES AND COURSE MATERIALS

Please complete the Course Selection Change Form to make changes to your selection.

Course materials will be distributed either in hard copy or in electronic format, depending on the program, and are included in the cost of the tuition for all programs. Electronic materials are normally available by May 1 on the Course Materials Section of this website or on TWEN under the specific course. You will receive log in information once the materials have been posted.

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TUITION PAYMENTS

Tuition is due by May 31. If you do not pay by that date you will not be dropped from the program, you will, however, be assessed a finance charge if your payment is not received by that time. The finance charge is assessed directly by Tulane University’s Accounts Receivable Office. Further questions regarding your tuition bill or finance charges should be directed to Accounts Receivable (504-865-5368 or 800-798-7633) or via e-mail (acctrec@tulane.edu).

You can pay your bill online through Gibson Online http://gibson.tulane.edu, by phone, or via wire transfer:

You can log in to Gibson with your username and password, which you should receive in two emails from Tulane University Technology Services by early April.  If you are unable to locate these, you can reset your password by visiting https://password.tulane.edu/ using the alternate email you provided on your application. 

Credit card payment is also accepted by phone with PHONECHARGE at (877) 605-7646 although a convenience fee will be charged.

Information regarding wire transfers can be found on the Accounts Receivable International Payment Options website.

If you continue to have trouble logging in to http://gibson.tulane.edu, you can contact Technology Services directly by any of the four methods below:
1) Write help@tulane.edu
2) Call us Monday through Friday 7AM - 7PM, at 504-862-8888 or 866-276-1428.
3) Search the Knowledge Base at https://tulane.service-now.com/kb
4) Go to the TSNOC online at https://tulane.service-now.com/  

Once logged in, the most efficient and timely way to make a payment to your account is to pay online through the Netpay link on Gibson, charging your checking or savings account. Checking or savings account payments are received automatically Monday through Friday and there are no convenience fees added. Tulane does accept MasterCard, American Express and Discover card credit card payments made online through Netpay. Tulane does not accept VISA for Accounts Receivable payments. There is a convenience fee assessed for all credit card transactions. Accounts Receivable does not accept payments in the office or by phone.

Checks or money orders should be mailed to:
Tulane University
Bursar Office, Bruff Commons
31 McAlister Drive
New Orleans, LA 70118
NOTE: If you do send a check, please write your name and student ID number on the check or include it with your payment. Please do not mail cash payments. Do not send tuition payments to the Law School.

Questions regarding your tuition bill should be directed to Accounts Receivable (504-865-5368 or 800-798-7633) or via e-mail (acctrec@tulane.edu).  

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ALTERATIONS OR CANCELLATIONS

Tulane Law School reserves the right to alter or cancel any program should circumstances warrant it. The programs described on this website reflect what we have planned for this summer and the arrangements we have in place. If changes in the course offerings or other significant aspects of the program occur, applicants who have registered for the program (by paying their deposit) will be given an opportunity to obtain a full refund of all fees paid. In particular, if any program has a number of applicants that is less than the number necessary for the program to break even financially, it is likely to be cancelled. Since the programs begin several months after publishing this website, changes may occur in some of the details. We will try to keep applicants aware of any significant changes. If cancellation of a program is necessary because of insufficient enrollment or for any other reason, all monies (deposit, tuition, and housing) will be refunded within 20 days. We will also make our best efforts to make arrangements for each student enrolled in a cancelled program to attend a similar abroad program, if the student so desires.

At the time we send a confirmation notice of your enrollment in our summer program, we will also send a “Consular Information” sheet from the U.S. Department of State. You may also want to check periodically the U.S. Department of State's Travel Warnings website for late breaking information about the country you'll be visiting. Should any program be officially declared to be in an “area of instability”, students who have selected that program will be notified and permitted to withdraw with appropriate refunds.

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INSURANCE

Students participating in any Tulane international program are required to carry adequate and applicable health and accident insurance during their study abroad program. Students may use Tulane health and accident insurance or purchase its equivalent for the duration of the program and should insure that the insurance is applicable in the country in which they will study. Tulane students who purchased the Tulane Students and Dependents Accident and Sickness Insurance Plan in August are covered by this policy through August of the following year (exact dates may change, please check your policy for more information).

  • Should students desire to purchase international travel insurance from Tulane it is available through HTH. For a summary of the benefits provided through the HTH Worldwide Insurance Program, as well as information on costs and policy exclusions, please see the HTH Information Pamphlet. In the event that you wish to purchase this summer abroad insurance through HTH, you can contact Maria Landry at 504-865-5934, or lawabroad@tulane.edu. An alternative insurance and an emergency medical evacuation and repatriation policy may also be obtained by purchasing the International Student Identity Card (ISIC) available at STA Travel or the Center for International Students and Scholars on the Tulane campus. The phone number for the Center for International Students and Scholars is (504) 865-5990, fax (504) 862-8853.
  • Tulane also provides emergency evacuation for students abroad: Emergency evacuation program (SOS): All students in Tulane Law School’s summer programs are covered by International SOS at no additional cost to the students. Tulane Law School requires students to register their trips with International SOS. A brief description of how to register can be found here and a more-in-depth description is available here. Some benefits covered by International SOS can be found at: http://tulane.edu/counsel/oirm/studyabroad.cfm. Those with special medical needs, or unusual medical conditions are also required to file their medical history or special needs on the website of International SOS so that it can be available to medical personnel abroad. To get your International SOS card, to learn more about the program, to review important medical and safety information about the country to which you are traveling, or to record your medical information, go to https://audubon.tulane.edu/sos/login.cfm and log in using your Tulane userID and login information that is used for your Tulane e-mail account. This file will be confidential, and will be disclosed to a treating physician only in the event of an emergency. Please see the attached Student Travel Safety Tips, by SOS, or www.internationalsos.com for more safety information.

Please see Tulane’s website for more information: http://tulane.edu/counsel/oirm/studyabroad.cfm.

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BE A SMART TRAVELER

We hope you will join us this summer for one or more of these exciting learning opportunities. Great care has been taken to design educational and leisure activities that will enhance your time abroad. We encourage you to find out more about the countries you will be visiting and to do some advance planning. It is important to know and to be aware of local customs and problem areas before you depart. It is also important to always let someone know where you are going and when you are due to return and to avoid traveling alone. It is always good advice to follow the common sense rules of travel: don't carry large sums of cash, secure your valuables, be aware of where you are, and let others know your plans.

Prior to international travel, students must consult travel warnings and alerts posted on the U.S. State Department website. The State Department site lists official warnings about travel to particular countries and it includes other information of which employees should be aware before traveling abroad. Sign up for travel alerts with the State Department by clicking here and with International SOS by clicking here . Similar advisories related to health issues are available on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website . It is also advisable to consult with a physician or Travel Clinic for pre-travel immunizations and counseling (Tulane Travel Clinic: Email: tutravel@tulane.edu; Phone: 504.988.6929). Check out the American Embassy websites of the countries you plan to visit before you depart. Register your trip in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program so the American Embassy or Consulate will be able to keep you informed and provide assistance in the event a crisis occurs while you are there. See the iPhone and iPad free Smart Traveler application. Please visit any of the Department of State’s websites, such as Country Specific Information or Smart Travel for more information. Another helpful resource is the Education USA site. With these cares addressed we know you'll have a wonderful time. For late-breaking news, check this website.

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STUDY ABROAD CHECKLIST

Have I completed all the steps to go abroad?

Tulane Law School Requirement Checklist:
[ ] Filled out an Online Application and Paid Deposit
[ ] Applied for Housing via the Online Application
[ ] Understood and Agreed to Waiver on the Application
[ ] Read through the Financial Aid Information and Been in touch with your Financial Aid Office
[ ] Paid Program Tuition on Gibson Online
Additional Steps for Non-Tulane Students:
[ ] Been in touch with the Financial Aid Office (at your home institution) and sent your consortium agreement to Tulane's Financial Aid Office: Fax 504-865-6710 .
[ ] Sent in a Letter of Good Standing, to the following address:
Maria Landry
Assistant Director
lawabroad@tulane.edu

Office of International Legal Programs
Tulane Law School
6329 Freret Street, Suite 259
New Orleans, LA 70118-9923

Personal Checklist:
[ ] Applied for a Passport
[ ] Purchased Plane Tickets
[ ] Obtained Health Insurance/Sought out English Speaking Doctors on Location
[ ] Made Color Copies of Passport to Store Separately from Passport and with Emergency Contact in case of Emergency

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