The Tulane Law School is the 12th oldest law school in the nation. It was established in 1847 and was ranked number 45 by the US news. They are considered one of the best in Environmental Law, ranking 11th in the nation, and also a national leader in Sports Law. They are also one of the world’s leaders in Maritime law. The school at this educational institution was accredited by the American Bar Association in 1925, with a present student body of 750.
The student-faculty ratio is at 15.1 with the 25th to 75th percentiles GPA at 3.33 to 3.76. The LSAT is 159 to 163. The State of Louisiana is the only one in the nation that is governed by civil law rather than common law. This distinction gives its students a different perspective on their approach to the law.
One of the unusual requirements to receive a law degree for Tulane is the mandatory serving of 30 hours of community service. The first year contains 8 required courses. After that time, there is only the legal professions course that is mandatory and the rest are elective courses.
The subject areas that are taught here include international law, comparative, corporate and business law, sports, environmental, maritime, criminal, intellectual, litigation procedures, and taxation procedures law.
This school was one of the first to offer a foreign summer school program to help broaden their students’ horizons and thinking.
Noted graduates of Tulane School are Mike Tannenbaum, Terry O’Neili, and Paul Friedman.