ABA-accredited Tulane University Law School was established in 1834 and is located in Uptown New Orleans. It offers 5 LLM programs, each of which requires two semesters to finish if taken full-time, on campus. The LLM programs may also be taken part-time if preferred. While a thesis is not required, students will be asked to write at least one paper related to the field of study. The five LLM programs are as follows:
- General LLM
- LLM in Admiralty Law
- LLM in American Law
- LLM in Energy and Environment Law
- LLM in International and Comparative Law
Applications to the LLM program are now accepted and a deadline of 1 May 2018 for the August intake is set. Prospective LLM applicants still have 4 months to complete all their requirements.
Tulane Law School is special in the sense that it teaches students both the common and civil law systems, unlike many other law schools. It is also known to have the strongest maritime law program worldwide. Its location made this even more possible as it is near the largest ports globally, giving it a natural link to the maritime industry.
Lawyers and law graduates with an interest in maritime law will benefit greatly should they decide to acquire Tulane Law School's LLM in Admiralty Law. The LLM in Admiralty Law is open to both American and foreign-trained lawyers. While it can be taken full-time and part-time, only attorneys who practice in New Orleans are allowed to take it part-time.