Tulane Law School is in the center of the university’s main campus, in the heart of uptown New Orleans.
Located in the heart of Uptown New Orleans, the University campus faces historic St. Charles Avenue, directly across from Audubon Park, in a neighborhood of historic homes, shops and restaurants. Across the avenue is the nation’s oldest operating streetcar line, connecting the uptown and downtown areas, and Audubon Park, which has jogging and bike paths, a golf course and one of the country’s finest zoos. St. Charles Avenue is lined with the beautiful architecture for which New Orleans is renowned.
Weinmann Hall houses six law clinics, a computer center, a law library, classrooms and lecture halls under one roof. Contemporary and spacious, the facility was designed with faculty suites close to classrooms to foster collegiality among faculty and students. It also features dozens of locations for students to meet informally, both indoors and out. Our library is one of the nation’s best, with four floors, 500 study spaces, and 550,000 volumes at your disposal for learning and studying.
The Law School building is also equipped with two courtrooms for trial and appellate moot court competitions, a student lounge, and student lockers. Several arcades and two outdoor courtyards provide tables and chairs for quick lunches, studying, and socializing. The Berkett Multipurpose Room is used for faculty and student meetings, luncheons, and quiet studying. The wide, light-filled hallways are lined with comfortable areas conducive to impromptu meetings, squeezing in a few more minutes of studying, or relaxed conversation among faculty and students.
Tulane is situated in New Orleans, one of the world’s most interesting locales and one of the richest places in the world to study law.
New Orleans is the largest city in Louisiana and houses a major international port, making it a center for admiralty law and international trade. It is a cultural hub, an innovator for political, environmental and social change and a wealth of legal resources. Every level of state court, plus federal district courts and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, are here. The Louisiana Supreme Court and Fifth Circuit law libraries are open to students, and local lawyers share their expertise by teaching specialized and advanced courses as adjunct faculty.
New Orleans also represents a social gumbo – a unique blend of individuals and cultures from across the globe. The city has been called the Paris of the New World and the northernmost city of the Caribbean. The real New Orleans exists somewhere between these identities, with an astonishing texture of customs and backgrounds celebrated every day through art, music, entertainment and food. Mardi Gras and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival are not only major international attractions, but also celebrations of the city’s unique way of life. New Orleans never fails to surprise and always offers something new to discover. A local word, lagniappe, describes it best – “something more.”