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Tulane Law School strives to create opportunities that enhance our students' practical skillsets in order to better prepare them for their jobs following law school. Through partnerships with local legal professionals, alumni, employers and law school faculty, Tulane Law works to supplement the classroom experience with programs such as Intersession "Boot Camp", externships, judicial clerkships and pro bono opportunities.

Tulane Law School offers a three-year, full-time program leading to the Juris Doctor (JD) degree.  Students take 29 credits of required courses during the first year of the JD program.  During the second and third years of the JD program, students take one 3-credit required course entitled Legal Profession, and design their own courses of study by selecting electives for the remaining 56 credit hours required for the degree. Tulane uses a semester schedule, and JD students must enroll as full-time students in six fall and spring semesters.  Optional summer programs are offered in New Orleans and in six other locations throughout the world.  In addition, students may enroll in a one-week January Intersession program before the start of the spring semester; the Intersession course offerings emphasize skills training.

Tulane also offers four different LLM programs, each requiring completion of 24 credits over the course of one academic year. 

A program leading to the Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) is offered to individuals who have completed an LLM program with an outstanding record.


Watch this short video to learn more about the curriculum and course offerings at Tulane Law School.

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Admission Contact:
Office of Admission
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6329 Freret Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
tel 504.865.5930
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