One of the best things about attending law school at Tulane is the opportunity to see every day the character and charm of the architecture and-as a bonus-even live in it. On-campus housing is available (and is described below), but most law students find it as convenient and congenial to locate off-campus housing in any number of nearby neighborhoods-in apartment buildings, mansions, carriage houses, shotguns, and camelbacks.
The Tulane campus is situated in a delightful residential neighborhood full of large old homes and numerous shops and restaurants. There are many apartments available in the immediate area, as well as in other neighborhoods such as the Garden District. The best strategy for first-year students is to visit New Orleans in the summer to become familiar with the city and put down a deposit on an apartment.
The Law School assists incoming students in finding housing in a number of ways. The Office of Admission maintains lists of students who have apartments but need roommates, students who need both apartments and roommates, and other individuals who have apartments available. The School also provides general information about apartment-hunting in New Orleans. During the summer months, a staff member is available to provide more specific information. In addition, the University offers a web-based roomate- and apartment-finding tool.
Limited University-owned off-campus housing is available to graduate-level students at Tulane University. Law students may apply to live in the Papillon Apartments in the lower Garden District or the Deming Pavilion in the downtown medical center area.