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Through its admission process, Tulane Law School looks for students who demonstrate the potential to succeed as law students and as lawyers, and who will contribute in significant ways to the Tulane educational community and to the legal community at large.

LLM Application Instructions 

The preferred and most reliable application method is to apply on-line. This link will take you to the Tulane Law School LLM application forms. Support is provided by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC). The Tulane application fee is automatically waived for applicants who apply electronically through the LSAC. We offer the waiver to help offset the costs associated with the LSAC's Credential Assembly Service. We regret that we are unable to offer refunds for any reason. 

  1.  Complete the application form.  Please type or print neatly.  
    1. Please answer all questions in the space provided on the application form. Use attachments for any portion of your response that requires additional space.  Some questions may require further explanation on a separate page. You are welcome to include descriptive or explanatory attachments and/or a résumé.
    2. Any uncertainty about the necessity of responding to the questions concerning disciplinary action or concerning charges, arrests, convictions, etc. should be resolved in favor of disclosure.
    3. Be sure to provide a personal statement or essay as required by the application.  Please type this statement.
    4. Include a resume or curriculum vitae.
    5. Be sure to sign (or electronically certify) and date the application form in the spaces provided.
    6. There have been instances in which applications have become lost in the mail and have not reached us.  For this reason, we suggest that you keep a photocopy of your application and essay.  If you have not received a letter from us confirming receipt of your application within two weeks after submission, contact us, as this may mean that we did not receive your application.
    7. Please note that it is your responsibility to notify the Admission Office of changes of address and changes of circumstance, for example, in response to the questions about disciplinary or criminal charges or expected graduation date.
    8. The application deadline for the LLM Programs is May 1.
     
     
  2. We use e-mail to update candidates on the status of their files whenever we can.  We ask for your primary e-mail address and an alternate e-mail address (if you have one) on the application form.  Please be sure to distinguish between the numeral “1” and the lower-case letter “L” when you provide your e-mail addresses.
     
  3. The non-refundable $60 application fee may be paid by check or money order written to Tulane Law School. (If a check is written by someone other than yourself, please be sure that your name appears on it.) We also accept payment of the application fee by Master Card or Visa credit card. The application fee is waived for those who apply using the LSAC's electronic application service.
     
  4. Two letters of recommendation are required as part of the application to Tulane Law School.  Letters of recommendation should be written by someone who knows you well and can speak to your academic ability or work experience.  Letters may be written on the recommender’s own letterhead and mailed by the recommender directly to the Committee on Graduate Admission, Tulane Law School, Weinmann Hall, Suite 203, New Orleans, LA 70118-6231 or e-mailed to admissions@law.tulane.edu. 
     
  5. We require full disclosure of charges, arrests, convictions, guilty and nolo pleas regarding violation of any law.  This includes offenses which resulted in purged, sealed, obliterated, dismissed, or destroyed records.  Many state bar authorities require that the law school provide a copy of your admission application when you apply for admission to the state bar.  If state bar authorities note any discrepancy bet ween ans wers to questions on the admission application and ans wers to questions on the state bar application (for example, in response to questions about criminal or disciplinary proceedings, or in response to questions about previous enrollment at educational institutions), they will investigate further.  In some cases, discrepancies of this sort have caused serious problems for graduates seeking bar admission.  Applicants are cautioned to provide full and accurate responses to all questions on the la w school application.  If you are unsure whether to make a disclosure because of the disposition of a particular event, or because you feel it is too minor to mention, it is prudent to go ahead and make the disclosure.  If you wish to discuss this with a member of the admission staff first, contact the office before you submit your application.
     
  6. The required personal statement should be used to provide information about yourself and your interests that you consider significant to our evaluation of your file.  Be sure to address your reasons for seeking a graduate degree in law and discuss the areas of law that most interest you.
     
  7. English proficiency testing is NOT required if the applicant's native language is English or if English was the language of instruction during the applicant's first law degree. All other applicants should arrange for Tulane Law to receive an official test score report.

    Applicants who must complete English proficiency testing should take:

    • The TOEFL internet-based test , or
    • The International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or
    • The TOEFL paper-based test , along with the Test of Written English (TWE)

    The vast majority of our admissible applicants achieve a score of 575 or higher on the TOEFL paper test or 90 or higher on the TOEFL Internet-based test. Successful applicants who take the TWE typically receive a score of 3.5 or higher. The vast majority of our admissible applicants who take the IELTS achieve a band score of 7 or higher.

    Tulane Law School accepts TOEFL and IELTS scores for up to three years after the test administration. Please request that ETS forward TOEFL scores to Tulane Law School (Institution #6832, Department 3). Please request that IELTS test scores be sent to Tulane Law School, Office of Admission – Graduate Programs, 6329 Freret Street, New Orleans, LA 70118 
     
  8. Receipt of your application and nonrefundable application fee will be acknowledged by the Admission Office. If you do not receive notification confirming receipt of your application within two weeks of submission, please contact us, as this may mean that we have not received your application.
     
  9. An application is considered complete and ready to review after we have received the following: 
    1. Please answer all questions in the space provided on the application form. Use attachments for any portion of your response that requires additional space.  Some questions may require further explanation on a separate page. You are welcome to include descriptive or explanatory attachments and/or a résumé.
    2. The application form, completed and signed or electronically certified by the applicant
    3. The application fee of $60. The fee is waived for those who apply using the LSAC's electronic application service.
    4. Credential Evaluation and Analysis. (Please see description below.)
    5. Two letters of recommendation, written by those who know you well and can speak of your academic ability or work experience.
    6. If applicable, an official report of the IELTS or TOEFL (TWE required for students taking paper-based TOEFL)
    7. Financial Aid Data/Scholarship Application (If applicable)
     
     
  10. Candidates whose applications are received and accepted earliest receive optimal consideration for financial aid, particularly with respect to scholarships.
     
  11. Questions about the application process should be directed to Tulane Law School, Admission Office, New Orleans, LA 70118, 504.865.5930. You may also e-mail us at admissions@law.tulane.edu; our website is located at www.law.tulane.edu.
     
     
  12. Please notify us of any change of address so that correspondence will be sure to reach you; do not rely on the post office to forward mail in a timely manner. In addition, it is your responsibility to inform us of any change of circumstances that may affect your admission (for example, disciplinary or criminal charges, or a change in expected graduation date)
     

Credential Evaluation and Analysis   

 

If you earned a JD from a law school in the US, purchase only the Document Assembly Service. LSAC will include copies of your transcripts and letters of recommendation in your law school report—no transcript analysis is necessary.

If you earned your first degree in law from an institution outside of the US, you should purchase the Document Assembly Service to have your letters of recommendation, English proficiency score(s), and electronic applications forwarded to Tulane Law School. In addition to the Document Assembly Service, you will need to purchase the International Transcript Authentication and Evaluation Service, which is offered in cooperation with the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO). This includes the authentication and evaluation of transcripts/mark sheets, copies of degrees/diplomas, degree and graduation certificates, and rank statements so that US law schools better understand your academic credentials.

Use of the LLM Credential Assembly Service is strongly preferred. However, Tulane Law School will consider transcript evaluation or analysis provided by World Education Services (WES). The evaluation or analysis should be sent directly to Tulane Law School by WES.

Transcript analysis or evaluation completed by a grant program such as Fulbright will also be accepted provided the documents are sent directly from the program administrator to Tulane Law School.

If, due to extenuating circumstances, you believe that you would be unable to have your transcripts sent via one of these channels, please contact the Office of Admission to discuss your individual circumstances.

 

 



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Office of Admission
Weinmann Hall
6329 Freret Street, Suite 203
New Orleans, LA 70118
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admissions@law.tulane.edu

 
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