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Graduate legal education is a significant aspect of Tulane Law School. Tulane has a unique tradition in civil, comparative, and international law, as well as special expertise in maritime law and in energy and environmental law. As a result, students and scholars come from all over the world to study at Tulane and to experience life in New Orleans, one of the most diverse and cosmopolitan cities in the United States.

Admission to the LLM programs is limited to those students who have obtained the JD or equivalent degree from a US law school, or the first (basic) law degree from a non-US law school approved by Tulane's Committee on Graduate Admission. Tulane Law School also offers the Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) to a small number of candidates who already hold the LLM.

Contact Us   LL.M. and S.J.D. Grad Study Overview
Heather Marinaro
Phone: 504.865.5930
E-mail: hmarinar@tulane.edu

Mailing Address: 

Tulane Law School
Office of Admission – Graduate Programs
6329 Freret Street
New Orleans, LA 70118

Fax Number: 504.865.6710

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LLM application deadline: May 1
SJD application deadline: April 1

Graduate Programs 

LLM & SJD Degree Requirements

Information for International Students

  Meet Tulane Law School Graduate Students 
  "What I have enjoyed the most is the diversity of the class, as well as the open approach of the professors both in the classrooms as well as in their offices, where they are always willing to meet with students without many formalities."
Ramon A. Lantigua
LLM in American Law
Country of Citizenship: US
Hometown: Dominican Republic
  "I know that New Orleans is very special city. It has a unique soul."
Aryna Ryabinina
General LLM
Country of Citizenship: Ukraine
  "I decided to apply to Tulane because it offers a very complete program regarding Energy & Environmental Law. Another reason was the excellent references from my friends as well as my former professors who also studied at Tulane."
Rut Perez
LLM in Energy & Environment
Country of Citizenship: Panama
  "The Introduction to the Law of the United States course eliminates any gap in knowledge of law between US and international students."
Dimitri A. Kosmas
LLM in Admiralty
Country of Citizenship: Panama
  "From the moment I got off of the plane at the airport, I felt welcomed here. The pre-orientation course and my LLM year changed my life and my understanding of people completely. I am really grateful for all the opportunities that have been given to me here!"
Zhandra Marin
LLM in International & Comparative Law
Country of Citizenship: Venezuela
  "The thing I like most about being a student at Tulane Law School is the infrastructure and support."
Iolaine Teixeira
General LLM
Country of Citizenship: Brazil
  "It is truly amazing to see the degree of expertise Tulane professors possess. In addition to their expert knowledge on respective subject matters, they bring their stories of practice into the classrooms to make the learning much more interesting. They are willing to help the students in any way they can both in and outside of classroom setting."
Hojin Lee
LLM in Admiralty
Country of Citizenship: United States
  "New Orleans a very unique place. I have lived and worked in different cities in the United States and there is no comparison."
Carlos Hernandez
LLM in Admiralty
LLM in Energy & Environment
Country of Citizenship: Panama
  "Tulane has a great reputation for their International & Comparative Law programs. The faculty have significant international experience and the location makes it even more attractive."
Julio Lopez-Varona
LLM in International & Comparative Law
Country of Citizenship: United States - Puerto Rico
  "Coming from a civil law country, working with the United States common law system is like learning how to walk again. It helps you to think out of the box."
Joost Saveniers
LLM in Admiralty
Country of Citizenship: Belgium
  "The experience in Tulane and New Orleans is second to none. For a broad and deep knowledge and appreciation of Admiralty and Maritime law, I strongly recommend the LLM program at Tulane."
Philip Perinchief
LLM in Admiralty
Country of Citizenship: Bermuda
  "The campus is beautiful and the city is amazing. You may feel so indulged with the music, food, sports, festivals, and many other attractions which make this city the most unique in the United States."
Kevin Liu
LLM in Energy & Environment
Country of Citizenship: China


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Office of Admission
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6329 Freret Street, Suite 203
New Orleans, LA 70118
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