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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 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 in another 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

Applications are accepted on first come, first serve basis until programs are full. There is no hard application deadline. It is best 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 $200 deposit in order to submit your application.
  • Once your application form is submitted, you are officially enrolled in the program and your selected courses.
  • Your deposit secures your place in the program and will be applied towards 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).
  • Within two business days of applying, you will receive an email confirmation of enrollment in the program(s). Based on your application form selections, you will be responsible for all tuition and housing fees applicable.
  • 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:
    Colleen Timmons
    Assistant Dean, Academic Services
    Tulane University School of Law
    6329 Freret St., Suite 204
    New Orleans, LA 70118

    Valid Photo ID
    Should be scanned and emailed to:
    Colleen Timmons
    Assistant Dean, Academic Services
    Tulane University School of Law
    ctimmons@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

TUITION: Your tuition will be refunded less the deposit if we receive written notice of your withdrawal two weeks prior (15 days) to the start date of your program.

HOUSING: Your housing will be refunded less the deposit if we receive written notice of your withdrawal one month prior (30 days) to the start of 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 Maria Landry.
  • Oral notification will not be accepted.
  • Housing fees are non-refundable after the 30 day deadline.
  • Program tuition is non-refundable after the 15 day deadline.

ALTERATIONS OR CANCELLATIONS

  • Tulane Law School reserves the right to alter or cancel any program should circumstances warrant it.
  • 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 try to 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.
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 or coordinators found at the end of each program listings, as they have the best and latest information.

Some programs do not provide an accommodation option, in which case students are responsible for arranging their own housing. Housing recommendations and resources are provided under those program pages. Housing charges, when billed through the university, will be billed along with tuition and fees through the University's Accounts Receivable Office. This will direct you to Gibson online at http://gibson.tulane.edu which you must access with your Tulane email address and password (you will receive from the University around April).

Program housing payments are refundable until one month prior (30 days) to the start of your program. They are non-refundable beyond this point.

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. Please contact lawabroad@tulane.edu to make arrangements for the implementation of your accommodations.

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
Paris-Dauphine 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 Sheraton 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: What You Need To Know

Visit Tulane’s Insurance and Risk Management website for detailed information: http://www2.tulane.edu/counsel/oirm/studyabroad.cfm.

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. You are eligible to purchase GeoBlue International Health Insurance if you:

  1. Engage in Tulane sponsored or approved international activities;
  2. Will be temporarily located outside of your home country as a non-resident alien.
  3. Have not obtained permanent resident status.

To sign-up for GeoBlue, please contact Mallory E. Asp at lawabroad@tulane.edu.

EMERGENCY EVACUATION
All students are REQUIRED to enroll in Global Rescue. This evacuation service is provided for all Tulane students at no charge.

Global Rescue

  1. Create an Account thru the Tulane Global Rescue Page
  2. Add travel itinerary (must do from computer)
  3. Download the App (Global Rescue-GRID, BLACK APP LOGO) Emergency button (hold down for 3 seconds) b. Alerts (alerts in the country of your travel based on your uploaded travel itinerary) c. Destination Reports (very useful to learn about medical needs, security, Embassy Number)
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 before traveling abroad. Through Global Entry, 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. See the iPhone and iPad free Smart Traveler application. Please visit any of the Department of State’s websites, such as Country Specific Information or Smart Travel 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 2020 Tulane Law Summer in Berlin/Cambridge/Paris/Rhodes/Siena!
  • Ensure that you are covered by insurance for your international travels.
  • Book your travel
  • Sign up for Global Rescue.
  • Pay your Program Tuition via Gibson online (by the first day of the program, you will receive an email notification once your bill is available to pay online).
  • Submit your travel information form (you will be emailed a link to the online form).
  • Review Program Welcome Packet (sent in mid-March/early-April)
  • 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
  • We invite you to participate in the Tulane Law Summer Program Photo Contest!

Additional steps for Non-Tulane Students:

  • Send your letter of good standing and valid photo ID
  • Contact your financial aid office to send your consortium agreement to Tulane's financial aid office.
  • Request a transcript after grades are posted through your Gibson account or through the registrar’s website https://registrar.tulane.edu/transcript.