Through its admission process, Tulane looks for students who demonstrate the potential to succeed as law students and as lawyers, and who will contribute to our educational community and to the legal community at large.
The admission process at Tulane Law School depends on a full review of each application. For applicants to the JD program, this means that in addition to looking closely at the standard predictors of success in law school – the LSAT score and undergraduate academic record – Tulane gives significant weight to each candidate’s personal statement, letters of recommendation and previous accomplishments.
Similarly, for applicants to the LLM and SJD programs, this means that the law school record is very important, along with each applicant's personal statement and letters of recommendation written on the applicant's behalf and, for international candidates, evidence of facility with the English language.
While the admission and financial aid processes are separate, they do proceed in parallel. For that reason, applicants should not wait for an admission decision before applying for financial aid, but should begin both processes at the same time.