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111 Butler Hall
New Orleans, Louisiana 70118
(504) 865-5515

Tulane Legal Assistance Program

Welcome to TULAP!     


TULAP is a legal services program funded by the Tulane University Associated Student Body.  We provide free legal advice and low-cost representation to current Tulane University students, staff, and faculty.  TULAP also provides free notarial services and information regarding legal rights. Because we are funded by the University, we may only provide representation to current students, staff, and faculty, and cannot represent one member of the Tulane community against another, as that would present a conflict of interest.  

Please note that TULAP's services are available ONLY to current Tulane students, faculty, and staff.  You MUST provide a Tulane email address to make an appointment.   



       Civil Division - Fridays from 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m   

       Criminal Division - Mondays from 2:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 


 ***TULAP HAS CLOSED*** for the 2016/2017 school year.  If this is an emergency, you may contact our retained counsel, Gregory Nichols, at (504) 585-7336.  FOR BAILOUTS AND LOCKUPS, CONTACT CAROLYN COOPER ON HER CELL PHONE AT (504) 534-5406.


 LOCATION: Butler Hall (corner of Willow Street and McAlister Drive)

APPOINTMENTS:  CLICK HERE, CALL (504) 865-5515, or EMAIL tulap@tulane.edu for an appointment. Please also provide the following information:     

      1)    Full Name 

      2)    Daytime phone number (we always respect your privacy - you may request that we do NOT leave a voicemail message.) 

      3)    Good time to return your call

      4)    Request for civil or criminal clinic 


When clients come in for an appointment, they meet with one of our law student clerks. Law clerks are trained to discuss clients' legal problems, discern important legal issues, and aid the attorneys with legal research and follow-up. Law clerks cannot give any legal advice or opinions. All conversations and case records are kept strictly confidential.    


Initial attorney consultations and basic legal advice and assistance are free. The client agrees to reimburse TULAP for any additional expenses he or she authorizes after meeting with the attorney (i.e., postage, copy costs, etc.). Cases involving additional work by the attorney, including court appearances, are subject to attorney's fees at a reduced rate subject to the attorney's discretion, and related expenses.    


Mr. Gregory P. Nichols, Retained Civil Counsel 

Ms. Carolyn Cooper, Retained Criminal Counsel, Bailouts and Lockups  http://www.kingandcooperlaw.com 

   **For bailouts and lockups please contact Carolyn Cooper at (504) 534-5406 **    


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