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Tulane Legal Assistance Program

TULAP is currently open for the Spring 2019 semester. For questions, please contact us via email at

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.

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

Times Vary – Please Check Calendar for Appointment Availability.

Areas of representation: 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, Speeding, 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.


University Square (200 Broadway Street, Suite 212, New Orleans, LA 70118) (click for map). The office is accessible via the Tulane Shuttle Service Blue Line.


CLICK HERE, CALL (504) 865-5515, or EMAIL 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

When clients come in for an appointment, they meet with one of our law student clerks. 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
Mr. Marco Balducci, Retained Immigration Attorney


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