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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.

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The admission process at Tulane Law School depends on a full review of each application. For applicants to the JD program, this means that in addition to looking closely at the standard predictors of success in law school – the LSAT score and undergraduate academic record – Tulane gives significant weight to each candidate’s personal statement, letters of recommendation and previous accomplishments. Similarly, for applicants to the LLM and SJD programs, this means that the law school record is very important, along with each applicant's personal statement and letters of recommendation written on the applicant's behalf and, for international candidates, evidence of facility with the English language.

While the admission and financial aid processes are separate, they do proceed in parallel. For that reason, applicants should not wait for an admission decision before applying for financial aid, but should begin both processes at the same time.

Application Materials
Applications for the JD, LLM, and SJD programs may be accessed and submitted on-line, through the electronic application service of the Law School Admission Council (LSAC), www.lsac.org. Hard copy application materials in pdf format can be provided upon request; please e-mail admissions@law.tulane.edu or call 504.865.5930.

More details about the application process for the JD, LLM and SJD programs can be found at the appropriate links on the right side of this page.

Qualifications For Admissions to the Bar/Character & Fitness
In addition to a bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction. Applicants are encouraged to determine the requirements for any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission by contacting the jurisdiction. Addresses for all relevant agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

Recruiting Events
Representatives of the Tulane Law School Admission Office attend recruiting events throughout the United States and, for LLM candidates, abroad. See the Recruiting Events section on the lower right side of this page.

Partnerships With Teach for America and Teach for China
Tulane Law School is pleased to partner with Teach for America and Teach for China in the following ways:

(1) Waiver of Application Fee for Current Corps Members - The Law School will grant a waiver of the application fee to any current corps member of Teach for America or Teach for China.  Corps members should contact the Office of Admission at admissions@law.tulane.edu and provide proof of status with Teach for America or Teach for China.  The Office of Admission will provide a fee waiver code that can be used when applying on-line.

(2) Two-Year Deferral - Upon request from new Teach for America or Teach for China corps members, the Law School will offer a two-year deferral to enable admitted students to begin a two-year commitment to Teach for America or Teach for China in the year in which law study was to have commenced.  The Law School will also grant a two-year deferral to exiting corps members who wish to pursue other endeavors before attending law school, provided they apply for the deferral while they are still corps members.

(3) Scholarship - Tulane Law School will award a scholarship to each Teach for America or Teach for China alumnus accepted into the Law School.  One sixth of the award will be credited to the student's tuition bill at the beginning of each of the six semesters of enrollment at Tulane Law School, so long as the student remains in good standing.  As is the case for all applicants to Tulane Law School, Teach for America and Teach for China alumni will receive full consideration for all other merit-based scholarships available.

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Nondiscrimination Statement:
Tulane is committed to and encourages a diverse and inclusive community that respects and values individual differences. In support of this commitment, Tulane University prohibits discrimination in its employment practices or educational programs/activities on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, marital status, military status, veteran status, or any other status or classification protected by federal, state or local law. Tulane University complies with applicable federal and state laws addressing discrimination, harassment and retaliation. Discrimination or harassment on the basis of any protected classification will not be tolerated.

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6329 Freret Street, Suite 155
New Orleans, LA 70118
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