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Academic Support & Mentoring

Tulane Law School offers year-round programming to help students learn how to brief cases and outline courses, take law school examinations, and make informed decisions about selecting and sequencing elective courses. 

Students working together in the Weinmann Hall courtyard

Academic Support Program

In the fall semester, all 1L students are invited to apply to an Academic Support Program, which allows students to take practice examinations written by the 1L faculty, receive a model answer written by the professor, and receive detailed and specific feedback from a student teacher.  All first-year students receive these practice examinations and model answers.  First year students also have the opportunity to take practice exams in the fall semester, one of which will be evaluated by their professor. 

In the 1L spring semester, Tulane Law School offers additional academic support for students who would benefit from more focused attention in legal writing and analysis based on their first-semester grades.

We also offer additional instruction in English as a Second Language alongside our programming for international students.

Selecting Courses

The Dean of Students, the Dean of Academic Services, and the Vice Dean for Academic Affairs each provide students with personalized assistance in selecting courses, fulfilling graduation requirements, and exploring other academic opportunities in light of their career objectives.

The Dean Rufus Harris Peer Fellow Program

The Dean Rufus Harris Peer Fellow Program is designed to provide support to incoming 1Ls as they transition to law school.  The Harris Fellow will work with a small group of incoming students to help them adjust to law school, to ensure they are aware of opportunities and resources that are available to them, and to help foster community and camaraderie at Tulane Law School.  Each incoming 1L is assigned a Dean Rufus Harris Peer Fellow.