Overview

Applicants
2,271
Acceptance Rate
48%
Median Undergrad GPA
3.46
Accepted Applicants Who Attend
249

Test Scores

LSAT
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
156 - 163

Application Process

Rolling Admissions
Yes

Application Fee
$60

LSDAS Service Used
Yes

Applicants accepted in terms other than fall
No

Transfer Applicants Accepted
Yes

Deferred Admission
Yes

Other Admission Factors

Academic

LSAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Letters of Recommendation
Essay / Personal Statement

Selectivity Rating

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
14:1
Total Faculty
84

31
Female
6
Underrepresented Minorities


Students Say

Tulane University Law School is “extremely enjoyable because it provides you with the same resources as all the top law schools, with a more laid-back atmosphere.” “The quality of teaching is superb.” The “world-renowned faculty” here is full of “experts and kick-ass attorneys” who are “funny, extremely smart, and extremely approachable.” “They are highly qualified and accomplished but remain accessible and down-to-earth.” Some students call the administration “ridiculously awesome,” too. The deans are “nice and helpful,” they say, “and most of them teach a 1L or 2L class, which gives you the opportunity to be exposed to them early on in your career.” More critical students call the management merely “vaguely competent.”

Tulane is home to “quite a few unique programs and strengths.” In addition to “exceptional clinical opportunities” and a host of dual-degree programs, students edit no fewer than eight journals. Tulane also offers certificates in international and comparative law, admiralty law, environmental law, sports law, and civil law. Also, Louisiana is a civil law state (whereas every other state is a common law state), so students are exposed to two very different legal systems. “The ability to follow a common law or civil law track not only opens up opportunities in Louisiana, but it also makes an international law career more feasible.” The big academic complaint here is the research and writing program. “I am not sure whoever designed it has ever heard the term ‘best practices,’” speculates a 1L. “If you came as a strong technical writer, you will leave with no new skills. If you did not, you are on your own.”

Students note that the academic program is competitive and challenging, and it is important to maintain strong performance if you want to gain the interest of local employers. Tulane is “extremely active in helping everyone secure summer employment and beyond.” Students also note that their school’s brand name is often a real advantage on a résumé. “We’re the best law school in Louisiana, and the firms know it,” brags a 2L. “We are not all competing for the same thirty spots at the top law firm in our city because our goals are incredibly diverse,” adds a 2L.

Facilities wise, Tulane has “a wonderful library.” Some students say that “classrooms are nice.” Others disagree. “The actual building and classrooms are forgettable,” they tell us. “The horrid ergonomics of it all!” bemoans a 2L. “To plug in your laptop can take two minutes and can set the stage for an awkward encounter with the person sitting next to you while you fumble around under the table like a teenager on a first date.”

Career overview

% of graduates who are employed within ten months of graduation
87%

Career Services

On campus summer employment recruitment for first year JD students
Yes

On campus summer employment recruitment for second year JD students
Yes

# of Employers that Recruit on Campus Each Year
100

Employers who most frequently hire graduates
Phelps Dunbar LLP;Jones Walker; Kantrow, Spaht, Weaver & Blitzer; Jones Walker; Bass Berry & Sims; Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, LLC; Kean Miller LLP; Flanagan Partners LLP; Fishman Haygood Phelps Walmsley Willis & Swanson, L.L.P.;Proskauer Rose LLP; Shell Oil Company - Legal Services U.S.; Littler Mendelson; White & Case LLP; Watson, Farley & Williams LLP; Vinson & Elkins LLP; Bracewell & Giuliani LLP; Winston & Strawn LLP; Kirkland & Ellis LLP; Cahill Gordon & Reindel; Ashurst, LLP

Prominent Alumni

Edith Clement
US Ct of Appeals judge

Jacques Wiener
US Court of Appeals judge

John Minor Wisdom
judiciary

William Suter
US Supreme Court clerk

William Pryor
US Ct of Appeals judge

Dates


Financial Aid Statistics

Average Annual Total Aid Package Awarded
$58,005

% Students Receiving Some Aid
88%

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$41,500
Estimated Off-Campus Room and Board
$13,440
Estimated Cost for Books / Academic Expense
$7,550
Fees
$3,780

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
743
Parent Institution Enrollement
13,032

Number of Foreign Countries Represented
20
Average Age at Entry
24

% Out-of-State
62%
% International
3%

Demographics

18.17%
% Under-represented Minorities

100% are full time
0% are part time
50% female
50% male

Campus Life

Students Say

New Orleans is located in “the American South, and many students come from the South.” Geographic diversity is pretty abundant, though. Some 85 percent of the students come from a state other than Louisiana. About 20 percent of the students represent an ethnic minority. There’s a “wide range of International Students” and plenty of “diversity of opinion and background.” Some students insist that “there’s no cutthroat competition here.” They say that the typical student is as “friendly, cooperative, and as laid-back as a stressed law student could possibly be.” Others tell us that competition exists “but it’s not as prevalent until exam time.”

Outside of class, Tulane students are an “extremely social,” “fun-loving bunch.” There are “plenty of cliques, largely organized according to special interests areas of law, ethnicity, and age.” At the same time, the environment is “very collegial.” “The community atmosphere is a definite plus.” Quite a few students “enjoy a good party.” There are “a lot of the smart kids who had fun in undergrad” here, and their good times continue unabated in law school. “Socializing is in overdrive at TLS,” cautions a 2L, “which can be a distraction from your studies if you let it.” “Most people go out at least once or twice a week.” “Whether it’s a run-of-the-mill bar review or renting out a restaurant on the Mardi Gras parade route, there’s always a social event on the horizon.”

Off campus, the Big Easy is reportedly “the most relaxed city in the U.S.” and “a perfect place to unwind on weekends or after finals.” Students love the food, the nightlife, and the “warm winter weather.” There’s the debauchery of Bourbon Street, of course, but there’s also an array of “incredible” streets and neighborhoods. “The sidewalk bistros and beautiful, lush scenery add significant character to your day-to-day experience as a law student.” Beyond the city of New Orleans, “there are lots of good places for weekend trips in the area” as well.


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Carol O'Hea
Senior Admission Coordinator

Address
Weinmann Hall
6329 Freret Street
New Orleans, LA 70118

Phone
504-865-5930

Email
admissions@law.tulane.edu