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Tulane Law's LLM program ranked among nation's best

May 14, 2021 11:45 AM

International students in 2019, as graduation approached.


With its dual common law/civil law track, its world-class legal programs and long-standing international ties, Tulane Law’s LLM program was named among the top 14 in the nation for academic quality by the International Jurist.

Tulane Law’s LLM programs were rated among the best for international students based on seven metrics of the quality of the academic experience including the size and international experience of the faculty, the curriculum, and mentoring.  Other top-rated programs on International Jurist’s “honor roll” for academics included those of Duke, the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Michigan, and UCLA.

Offering five LLM programs, including one in Maritime Law widely recognized as one of the best in the world, Tulane each year draws about 40 international students from upwards of 20 countries spanning the globe.

“We know what approaches to take to teaching common law to people with civil law backgrounds,” Herb Larson, the law school’s Executive Director of International Legal Studies and Graduate Programs, told the Jurist.

Tulane Law also offers students in its 25 foreign exchange programs a chance to use credits in those programs and apply them later to an LLM, with some completing it in one semester.

“Because our unique heritage in the only civil law jurisdiction in the United States, Tulane has had a distinctively global perspective on legal education from our founding 174 years ago,” said Dean David Meyer.  “International and comparative study of law is our lifeblood and we look forward to welcoming our incoming international students in the new academic year.”

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