Founded in 1834 as a medical college, Tulane University has grown into one of America's most respected research institutions. Located in the heart of Uptown New Orleans, it houses the 12th oldest Law School in the country accredited by the ABA since 1925.
Since its establishment in 1847, Tulane Law has offered students with the opportunity to obtain an education about the legal systems in the world, i.e., the common law system upon which the US and English law were rooted and the civil law, which is basically the system that governs the rest of the world.
Tulane Law has only one intake for its LLM courses, i.e., August of each year. Applications for its August 2018 LLM classes are now on going. Deadline for the completion of all application requirements is 1 May 2018. Prospective LLM students may choose from the following specialized LLM programs:
- General LLM
- LLM in American Law
- LLM in Admiralty
- LLM in International and Comparative Law
- LLM in Energy and Environment
Students of the LLM programs may take the degree full time (2 semesters in 10 months) in residence to complete 24 credit units. There is no thesis requirement but students will be asked to write a paper based on a seminar within their field of interest or via the fulfillment of a research project. International students who acquired their law degree outside the U.S. will be required to attend a short course before the semester starts entitled "Introduction to American Law."
The LLM in Admiralty may be taken part time by attorneys in the New Orleans or nearby areas. The rest of the LLM programs may be acquired full time or part time by those who does not require an F-1 student visa.