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Policies and Procedures

 
Eligibility
  • US Law students who have completed their first year of law study and are in good standing at their current law school (Tulane or non-Tulane)
  • Evening or part time students who have completed the equivalent of their first year of law by the start of the program.
  • International law students who have completed their first year of law study and are in good standing at their current law school.
  • Practicing attorneys wanting to audit courses or enroll in courses to earn CLE credits. According to Louisiana Supreme Court MCLE regulations, practicing attorneys are eligible to claim six (6) hours of CLE credit for each hour of academic credit awarded by the school. Please contact our Continuing Legal Education Department at mcle@tulane.edu to learn more about your individual CLE opportunities.
  • Graduate students at a US or international university in a similar discipline (decided on a case-by-case basis). Please email us at lawabroad@tulane.edu to inquire about eligibility.

TULANE LAW SCHOOL LLM ELIGIBILITY

Each of the LLM programs require two full-time semesters in residence and satisfactory completion of 24 credits, 3 of which may be completed in a Tulane Summer Abroad Program. Admitted full-time Tulane Law School LLM students may begin the LLM program in the summer by attending a Tulane summer abroad program. LLM students may take up to 3 credits of coursework; tuition is included in the academic year costs. International students must, however, be in New Orleans by the start of the Introduction to US Law course in late July.

APPLYING

Please see the application deadlines below:

May 1, 2023: Application Deadline (Siena, Rhodes, Paris)

June 1, 2023: Application Deadline (Cambridge & Berlin)


Applications are accepted on first come, first serve basis until programs are full. It is preferable to apply as soon as you are confident of your summer plans to best ensure a space in the program.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

  • Submit an application form
  • You will be required to pay a $300 deposit in order to submit your application.
  • Students from international law schools whose native language is not English will also need to submit a TOEFL, IELTS or Duolingo English proficiency test at the time of applying.
  • The courses you select on your application will be the courses you are enrolled in. Enrollment confirmations will be sent in the spring from Tulane Law School’s Academic Services Department.
  • Your deposit secures your place in the program and will be applied toward your total tuition balance. Deposits are non-refundable unless you are deemed ineligible to participate or your program is full. If changes in the course offerings or other significant aspects of the program occur, registered students will be given an opportunity to obtain a full refund of all fees paid (including their deposit).
  • Even if students are admitted to the program, they may be deemed ineligible to participate if they do not successfully complete their first year of law school by the start of their summer program. For non-Tulane students, they may also be deemed ineligible to participate if they cannot verify they are in good standing with a letter of good standing.
  • Within three business days of applying, you will receive your enrollment decision. Upon acceptance, you will be responsible for all tuition and housing fees applicable based on your application form selections.
  • MULTIPLE PROGRAMS - If students would like to participate in multiple programs, they may select multiple programs that do not have conflicting date on their application. Upon admission to our Summer Programs, you may make changes to your program registration by emailing lawabroad@tulane.edu. Please note that you must adhere to the application and withdrawal deadlines found on our Important Deadlines page.
  • Non-Tulane Students: must submit the following documents no later than two weeks prior to their program start date.

    Letter of Good Standing
    Should be sent from home institution directly to:
    Academic Services
    Tulane University School of Law
    6329 Freret St., Suite 204
    New Orleans, LA 70118

    If you are an international student, you may submit a document that meets the criteria for a letter of good standing. The document should confirm that you are currently enrolled at your home institution and eligible to participate in Tulane Law School’s summer programs. The document should be signed and stamped by your home institution.

    If you have any questions about submitting your Letter of Good Standing, please contact lawacademicservices@tulane.edu

    Valid Photo ID
    Should be scanned and emailed to:
    Academic Services
    Tulane University School of Law
    lawacademicservices@tulane.edu and copy lawabroad@tulane.edu
     

    English Proficiency

    Students whose native language is not English and are currently enrolled at a law school outside of the US must also submit one of the following English proficiency tests with their program application.

  • English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
  • Duolingo
  • TOEFL: Tulane Law School’s TOEFL parameters are 575 on the paper test or 90 on the Internet version. The Internet-based version of the TOEFL includes a writing section.
Students taking the paper-based version of the TOEFL must also take the Test of Written English (TWE) and should achieve a score of 3.5 or higher.

IELTS: Students should receive an IELTS band score of 7 or higher. A score on the Test of Spoken English (TSE) is requested but not required. Duolingo: Students must submit a Duolingo test of 125 or higher to qualify. If you have any questions about the English Proficiency requirement, please contact lawabroad@tulane.edu
Program Deposits

Please be aware that the tuition deposit is non-refundable. Your deposit will be applied to your total tuition.

The following exceptions will result in a full refund of all fees paid.

  • If course offerings or other significant program changes occur.
  • If Tulane cancels a particular program for any reason.
  • If you are deemed ineligible to enroll.
  • The program you apply to is full.

Please be aware that we will be unable to award course credits until we receive your letter of good standing. Payment of tuition is not sufficient. Your transcript showing completed credit hours and grades will not be available until all documents are received and all tuition and fees are paid.

Withdrawals and Refunds

May 1, 2023: Withdrawal Deadline (Siena, Rhodes, Paris)
(students will be held responsible for all tuition and housing fees after this deadline)

June 1, 2023: Withdrawal Deadline (Cambridge & Berlin)
(students will be held responsible for all tuition and housing fees after this deadline)

Please note that students who would like to enroll in a second program must apply by the appropriate program application deadline and students who would like to withdraw from a second program must withdraw by the appropriate program withdrawal deadline.

PROGRAM TUITION: Your program fees will be refunded less the deposit if we receive written notice of your withdrawal by the withdrawal deadline for your program.

HOUSING: Your housing will be refunded less the deposit if we receive written notice of your withdrawal by the withdrawal deadline for your program.

Withdrawal Process:

If you decide to withdraw from your program:

  • You must submit in writing to lawabroad@tulane.edu your intention to withdraw.
  • Written notification must be addressed to Mallory Asp.
  • Oral notification will not be accepted.
  • Students will be held responsible for all program and housing fees after your program’s withdrawal deadline.

ALTERATIONS OR CANCELLATIONS

  • Tulane Law School reserves the right to alter or cancel any program should circumstances warrant it.
  • In the event a program must be cancelled due to force majeure circumstances such as COVID-19, all monies (deposit, tuition, and housing) will be refunded.
  • The programs described on this website reflect what we have planned for this summer and the arrangements we have in place.
  • If changes in the course offerings or other significant aspects of the program occur, enrolled students will be given an opportunity to obtain a full refund of all fees paid.
  • In particular, if any program has a number of applicants that is less than the number necessary for the program to break even financially, it is likely to be cancelled.
  • Since the programs begin several months after publishing this website, changes may occur in some of the details.
  • We will keep applicants aware of any significant changes. If cancellation of a program is necessary because of insufficient enrollment or for any other reason, all monies (deposit, tuition, and housing) will be refunded.
  • We will also make our best efforts to arrange for each student enrolled in a cancelled program to attend a similar abroad program, if the student so desires.
  • Should any program be officially declared to be in an “area of instability”, students who have selected that program will be notified and permitted to withdraw with appropriate refunds.
  • If any program is cancelled or altered for any of the reasons stated above, students will be notified via the contact email provided on their application.
Housing

The descriptions for the types and costs of accommodations are listed under the individual programs. These descriptions outline what we know at the time of publishing, but are subject to change. If you have any specific questions regarding housing, please direct them to the individual program directors.

Some programs do not provide an accommodation option, in which case students are responsible for arranging their own housing. Housing recommendations and resources will be provided by those program directors.

For programs that provide a housing option, housing charges will be billed along with tuition through the University's Accounts Receivable Office. Students will be able to pay online at http://gibson.tulane.edu, which you must access with your Tulane email address and password.

Students will be held responsible for all program and housing fees after the withdrawal deadline for your program.

Information for Students with Disabilities

Tulane University is committed to ensuring equal access for students with disabilities.

For in-class and exam related accommodations, Tulane students, including those visiting from outside universities, must apply through the Goldman Center for Student Accessibility. The process can sometimes take several weeks, so begin it as soon as you are able. https://accessibility.tulane.edu/content/student-information. If you already are registered with the Goldman Center for Student Accessibility, you do not need to submit an additional application. Once you are registered with the Goldman Center, please contact Laura Page to make arrangements for the implementation of your in-class accommodations:

Laura Page

Director of Academic Success

Tulane Law School

lpage2@tulane.edu

Tulane will make every effort to facilitate accommodations abroad, but unfortunately, certain program sites may present challenges to individuals with disabilities. Each country has its own standards of accessibility for persons with disabilities. Before you travel, visit the U.S. Department of State website and enter a country or area to find information for mobility-impaired travelers in the Special Laws & Circumstances section. https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/Internat.... Unlike the United States, many countries do not legally require accommodations for persons with disabilities. The Office of Study Abroad is happy to discuss the specific program sites you are considering. To inquire about the suitability of a specific site for your needs, please email lawabroad@tulane.edu

Berlin Program
Germany is extremely accommodating to individuals with disabilities. This is also true for Humboldt University. Humboldt has an extensive website to assist individuals with disabilities. The Program Directors stand by to provide this information in English.

Cambridge Program
Unfortunately, there is no wheelchair accessibility to any of the dormitory rooms or classrooms, nor to most parts of Trinity College and Cambridge.

Paris Program
Panthéon-Assas University Paris II provides disability support to those who need it and is very accessible. However, as with much of Europe, many older buildings around the city may pose accessibility problems.

Rhodes Program
The Rhodes facilities are accessible to students with disabilities.

Siena Program
The University of Siena’s buildings, like many places in Europe, may pose accessibility problems for students with wheelchairs because of steps at the entrance.

Study Abroad Resources

TRAVEL INSURANCE

Students are responsible for all travel arrangements and are strongly advised to purchase travel insurance. We recommend researching ticket prices early via competing travel search engines to find the most competitive prices.

HEALTH INSURANCE

All students participating in Tulane sponsored or approved study abroad programs or Tulane sponsored or approved international educational activities are required to have adequate international student health insurance (in addition to U.S. domestic insurance coverage). If you do not have health insurance that covers you overseas, you may purchase international travel insurance through GeoBlue. Please visit Tulane Global International Health & Safety for more information and enrollment instructions

EMERGENCY EVACUATION
All students are provided with Emergency Evacuation Services through Global Rescue at no charge. Students will be sent instructions for downloading the Global Rescue app directly to their Tulane email.

Traveling Abroad

PASSPORT INFORMATION AND VISAS

US CITIZENS
Please be aware that any travel outside of the United States or U.S. Territories requires a valid passport. Make sure that your passport is valid for at least six months after your scheduled departure. It may take up to six weeks to receive your passport via routine service, so you must apply in advance if you do not already have a passport. If you are applying for the first time or do not have your expired passport you will need to visit a passport facility in your area. Otherwise, you may apply to renew your passport online.

For more information, visit the Department of State's U.S. Passport website: http://travel.state.gov/passport/passport_1738.html

NON-US CITIZENS
If you are not a US citizen, please see the entry requirements for the country of your program location.

BE A SMART TRAVELER
It is always good advice to follow the common sense rules of travel: don't carry large sums of cash, secure your valuables, be aware of where you are, and let others know your plans. Prior to international travel, students must consult travel warnings and alerts posted on the U.S. State Department website. The State Department site lists official warnings about travel to particular countries and it includes other information of which employees should be aware of before traveling abroad. Through Global Rescue, students can sign up for travel alerts related to safety and health issues.

We also advise registering your trip in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program so the American Embassy or Consulate will be able to keep you informed and provide assistance in the event a crisis occurs while you are there. Please visit the Department of State’s Country Specific Information page for more information.>

Student Checklist

Tulane Law Summer Programs Checklist:

  • Read through the financial aid information and contact your financial aid office.
  • Apply for a Passport (make sure valid for a least 6 months before departure).
  • Join your program’s Facebook Group 2023 Tulane Law Summer in Berlin/Cambridge/Paris/Rhodes/Siena!
  • Check with your current medical insurance provider to verify you will be covered in your travel destinations and for the duration of your travels. If you do not have adequate insurance and would like to enroll in the Tulane Sponsored International Medical Insurance plan, please contact lawabroad@tulane.edu
  • Book your travel>
  • Global Rescue: Students will receive an email in the spring to complete their Global Rescue profile, along with a reminder to download the app and set up their password.
  • Pay your Program bill via Gibson online (you will receive an email notification once your bill is available to pay online)
  • Submit your travel information form
  • Review Program Welcome Packet (sent in mid-March/early-April).
  • Pack a laptop for exams.
  • If you plan to type your exam, please bring a laptop or tablet. (Do not have devices shipped to you, they will likely be ceased in customs).
  • Make Color Copies of Passport to Store Separately, along with Emergency Contact in case of Emergency.
  • Utilize our Program Hashtags on Instagram! #TulaneLawRhodes, #TulaneLawSiena, #TulaneLawParis, #TulaneLawCambridge, #TulaneLawBerlin

Additional steps for Non-Tulane Students: