How can I get information about the Institute?
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How do I register for the Institute?
Register Online Now or Request a registration packet from The Public Law Center.
The Public Law Center
6329 Freret Street, Suite 130
New Orleans, Louisiana 70118 USA
How do I pay?
1. You may pay by check made payable to "The Public Law Center."
2. You may pay by Master Card or Visa. We cannot process other credit cards. For instructions on how to pay by credit card, contact us directly.
3. You may pay by wire transfer. For instructions on how to pay by wire transfer, contact us directly.
What information will I receive after I register?
Each registered participant will receive a pre-arrival packet containing information to ensure a safe and pleasant arrival in New Orleans, including information about ground transportation from the airport to the hotel and weather conditions in June.
How do I obtain a visa to enter the United States?
You must contact the United States Embassy located in your country to find out about the requirements. You need to do this as soon as possible, because the applications procedure for visas often takes a long time to complete.
Tuition for the two-week training is $4000 (US), which covers the cost of all lectures, reading materials, drafting exercises, a welcoming lunch, instructional site visits, and a graduation reception. The Public Law Center recognizes that tuition and travel costs may present a challenge to some applicants. We have identified various funding sources that may assist applicants in attending the Institute.
Each year, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) includes in its e-mail news bulletin to its field offices information about the Institute encouraging them to consider financial assistance for potential registrants. For information about possible funding, we recommend contacting the local USAID Mission Office directly. If you have difficulty locating the appropriate USAID Mission Office, please contact us for assistance.
Course Language and Materials
Instruction is in English, but non-English speaking delegations have successfully participated in the Institute with translated materials and simultaneous interpretation of lecturer’s remarks. If interested, contact The Public Law Center (TPLC), which organizes the Institute and numerous other international training events each year. TPLC has conducted training through interpreters of Bulgarian, Georgian, Mongolian, Russian, Spanish, and other languages. The Center has conducted tailored training programs in the United States and distant training events in Central and Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean.
Institute participants have full access to state-of-the-art classroom, video, and computer facilities at Tulane Law School. In addition, participants can draw upon the Tulane Law Library's collection of more than 560,000 volumes in print and other equivalents, including standard sources on U.S. federal and state law, foreign, international, and comparative law, legal commentary on a variety of topics, civil law, maritime materials, and resources of other disciplines of interest to legal researchers.
Institute participants will be housed at the Astor Crowne Plaza New Orleans, where Canal Street meets Bourbon Street. The Astor Crowne Plaza provides luxury, Four Diamond accommodations amid the beating heart of the legendary French Quarter. Discover a rich diversity of elegant comforts and conveniences, including free Wi-Fi, flat screen HD TVs, Crowne Plaza's Sleep Advantage bedding, a sparkling outdoor seasonal swimming pool, an acclaimed on-site restaurant and state-of-the-art fitness facility. The special daily rate of $99 U.S. per night (plus 14.75% sales tax and $2.00 occupancy fee) is guaranteed only until May 20, 2016. After that date, the rate may be subject to increased charges. Reservations may be made online at https://resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode=welcome_ei_new&eventID=14734732. In the guest selection box, select attendee. This will take you to The Public Law Center reservation section. You may also make reservations by calling 1-877-408-9661. Please be sure to state that the reservation is for The Public Law Center’s International Legislative Drafting Institute.