Tulane University

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6329 Freret Street, John Giffen Weinmann Hall
New Orleans, LA 70118

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#46 Best Law Schools


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The full-time program application fee at the School of Law at Tulane University is $60. Its tuition is full-time: $47,080 per year. The student-faculty ratio is 14.2:1. The School of Law at Tulane University has 77 full- and part-time faculty on staff.

The Tulane University Law School in uptown New Orleans is one of the oldest law schools in the country. After a required first year course load, only one course on the legal profession is mandatory. In addition to its traditional legal education, Tulane Law School offers specialty courses and certificates in maritime law, European legal studies, sports law, and more. Students also have a variety of joint degree options including a J.D./M.B.A. or a J.D./Master of Accounting through the Freeman School of Business. Tulane Law School does not offer a part-time J.D. program.

Public interest and clinics are a focus at Tulane Law School, and J.D. students must complete at least 30 hours of pro bono work before graduation. There are about 40 student organizations and more than five legal journals, including the Tulane Maritime Law Journal, the Tulane Journal of International & Comparative Law, and the Tulane Law Review. Law students may live on campus, but most choose to find private housing throughout New Orleans.

Tulane Law School offers a Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) for graduates who work in the public sector and whose incomes fall below a specific level. Notable alumni of Tulane Law School include David Vitter, a senator from Louisiana, and Terry O’Neill, president of the National Organization for Women (NOW).

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Year founded 1847
Public/private Private
Law school designation National


Application deadline N/A
Full-time program application fee $60
Part-time program application fee $0
Admissions phone (504) 865-5930
Admissions email admissions@law.tulane.edu
Website http://www.law.tulane.edu


Full- and part-time faculty 77
Student-faculty ratio 14.2:1
Total faculty 91

Student Body

Enrollment (full-time) 697
Gender distribution (full-time)
Gender distribution (full-time)
J.D. candidates graduating in 2012-2013 244


Tuition and fees

full-time: $47,080 per year

Room and board $13,668


Employed at graduation2 36.8%
Median private sector starting salary $90,000
Median public service starting salary $50,000


Total volumes and volume equivalents 682,794

* Law School Overview details based on 2013 data

2. Represents the percentage of all 2012 graduates who had a full-time job lasting at least a year for which bar passage was required or a J.D. degree was an advantage. These employment rates are part of the data on placement success used to determine a school’s ranking.

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