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.