Tulane's Juris Doctor (JD) program is designed to prepare students for practice by combining academic studies with real-world experiences.
Among other learning outcomes, our academic program seeks to ensure that our graduates achieve competency in:
Candidates for the Juris Doctor degree must spend six full-time semesters in academic residence and complete 88 semester hours at the Law School with at least a 2.0 or C average. All candidates must successfully complete:
Students may elect to pursue a concentration in one of six certificate programs that draw upon our curricular strengths and the expertise of our faculty:
The Law School participates in joint degree programs with several schools and individual departments across campus. Joint degree candidates may complete two degrees in less time than it would take to complete them sequentially because each school accepts some work completed at the other toward its degree requirements.