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Tulane Legal Assistance Program

TULAP is a legal services program funded by the Tulane University Associated Student Body. We provide free legal advice and low-cost representation to current Tulane University students, staff, and faculty. TULAP also provides free notarial services and information regarding legal rights. Because we are funded by the University, we may only provide representation to current students, staff, and faculty, and cannot represent one member of the Tulane community against another, as that would present a conflict of interest.

Please note that TULAP's services are available ONLY to current Tulane students, faculty, and staff. You MUST provide a Tulane email address to make an appointment.

COVID-19 Update

Under the directive of Tulane University, TULAP is taking steps to ensure safety in response to the COVID-19 virus. TULAP is open but will not be holding in-person appointments for the remainder of the Spring 2021 Semester. The office building will remain closed until further notice. For questions, please contact us via email at tulap@tulane.edu. If you call, you must leave a voicemail. We will monitor the voicemails remotely. 

For bailouts and lockups, contact Carolyn Cooper on her cell phone at (504) 534-5406. If you have an urgent civil matter and the office is closed, you may contact our retained counsel, Gregory Nichols, at (504) 581-9322.


Program Information

Civil Program

Our hours are Fridays from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Areas of representation: Business (Corporation, LLC and Partnership), Consumer, Contract, Debt Remediation and Management, Domestic (Adoption, Divorce, and Child Support), Emancipation, Employment (Labor), Guardianship/Interdiction, Insurance, Landlord-Tenant, Name Change, Nuisance, Personal Injury, Power of Attorney, Property, Small Claims, Title Transfer, Tort, Will (Successions & Probate).

Criminal Program

Remote appointments can be scheduled online or on days and times not listed online by emailing us at tulap@tulane.edu.

Areas of representation: Traffic Tickets, Suspended Licenses, Arrest Warrant, Assault / Battery, Concealed Weapon, Criminal Damage, Cruelty to Animals, Disturbing the Peace, DWI/DUI, Expungement, Harassment, Hit & Run, Lewd Conduct, Minor in Possession, Possession of Drugs, Public Drunkenness, Reckless Driving, Resisting Arrest, Search & Seizure, Shoplifting, Theft, Towed Vehicle, Trespassing.

Immigration Program

Our hours are Thursdays from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

For information on the TULAP Immigration Counseling program, please visit out Immigration Counseling page. To make an appointment, please visit our appointment scheduling page.

Areas of representation: TULAP provides free legal advice and low-cost representation to current Tulane University students, staff, and faculty. If you are undocumented, have DACA, have F, J, H, TN or any other nonimmigrant status, are a lawful permanent resident or even a citizen with an immigration question, you are welcome to make an appointment. Tulanians in F, J, H, or TN status are welcome to seek immigration counsel at TULAP; however, it is generally recommended that they bring their questions regarding these statuses to OISS first.


Contact Information

The office will not be open for in-person appointments until further notice. E-mail is the quickest way to reach us. Please email us at tulap@tulane.edu. As our building is closed, we will be not be answering the phone, but we request that you leave a voicemail. We will be monitoring the voicemails remotely and will return your call. Our phone number is (504) 865-5515.


CLICK HERE, CALL (504) 865-5515, or EMAIL tulap@tulane.edu for an appointment. Please also provide the following information:

  1. Full Name
  2. Daytime phone number (we always respect your privacy - you may request that we do NOT leave a voicemail message.)
  3. Good time to return your call
  4. Request for civil, criminal program or immigration program

What to Expect

Until further notice, all meetings will be conducted via telephone or Zoom. When clients call for an appointment, they will speak with one of our law student clerks before speaking with the attorney. Law clerks are trained to discuss clients' legal problems, discern important legal issues, and aid the attorneys with legal research and follow-up. Law clerks cannot give any legal advice or opinions. All conversations and case records are kept strictly confidential.


Initial attorney consultations and basic legal advice and assistance are free. The client agrees to reimburse TULAP for any additional expenses he or she authorizes after meeting with the attorney (i.e., postage, copy costs, etc.). Cases involving additional work by the attorney, including court appearances, are subject to attorney's fees at a reduced rate subject to the attorney's discretion, and related expenses.    


Mr. Gregory P. Nichols, Retained Civil Counsel 
Ms. Carolyn Cooper, Retained Criminal Counsel, Bailouts and Lockups  http://www.kingandcooperlaw.com
Mr. Marco Balducci, Retained Immigration Attorney


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