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“Great school, not-so-great city”
January 2016FORMER STUDENT
Uppers

Smaller class sizes; helpful professors; great law library; good name recognition outside of New Orleans

Downers

New Orleans; diminished rankings; high tuition; impractical (although newer) facilities

Comments

Look at placement in jobs requiring a law degree and survey salaries.

Would You Recommend

Yes

“Good school with better management”
April 2015CURRENT STUDENT
Uppers

I really like the New dean and increase in practical class work

Downers

Really need to think about and root out bad professors

Comments

you need to study hard to make it into the new york market.

Would You Recommend

Yes

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Admissions

LSAT

Level

1

Graduation Year

2012

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Admissions

Scholarship application is automatic with admission application.

Level

2

Graduation Year

2011

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Admissions

Tulane gives a number of merit-based scholarships.

Graduation Year

2010

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Admissions

LSAT, Apply through the LSAC/LSDAS process. Scholarship opportunities are based on your application, and are offered with your acceptance. If you receive a merit scholarship, you are not eligible for need-based scholarships. Requires essays through LSAC -- personal statement. Also allows for optional essays including a diversity statement

Level

1

Graduation Year

2012

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

Quality of classes is generally good. Good balance of theory and practical instruction in classes - which I think is fairly unique in law school. First year courses are strongly Socratic, but that loosens up for the remainder of school. Class sizes are generally pretty small for 2L and 3L year. While the school is competitive, it is more in the sense that everyone wants to personally succeed, not tear anyone else down. Grading is on a B curve, but some faculty are pushing to change the curve to a B+ curve, which would be great for students.

Quality of Life

Qualify of life in New Orleans is fantastic. Cost of living is relatively low for a city, the campus and facilities are nice. There are many great neighborhoods near Tulane. Even though New Orleans can be a little unsafe from time to time, Tulane is generally far and away from that activity.

Admissions

Seems to be a balance of LSAT/GPA that is the main determinant of admission at Tulane. However, I feel unlike most law schools, Tulane is looking for unique applicants to admit as well and while the numbers are a strong factor, they are willing to take some risks for an interesting applicant.

Level

2

Graduation Year

2011

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

Teachers are mostly great at facilitating discussion and involving all students; socratic method is used, but not super intimidating; it is pretty competitive among the top students, but everyone is still friends and friendly; there are a lot of opportunities for practical experience in new orleans; JAMES GORDLEY FOR PRESIDENT

Admissions

LSAT, general law school app with supplement, personal statement

Level

2

Graduation Year

2012

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

I've been extremely pleased with the quality of the professors. They are extremely intelligent, well prepared, accessible outside of class, and devoted to their jobs. I have never attended another law school, so it to make comparative assessments. On the other hand, one of Tulane's regular professors died suddenly and was replaced by a visiting professor from a nearby law school. The difference in quality of instruction was STRIKING. It really made me appreciate both how good Tulane Professors are, and what a difference it makes when trying to learn the material. I think the quality of instructors is one of Tulane's central high-points.

Quality of Life

I think Tulane has an exceptional quality of life. Housing is inexpensive in New Orleans. The city is culturally rich and extremely relaxed. You appreciate this in law school where the stress and tension are abundant. Being in a relaxed city helps those who are sensitive to these things keep proper perspective. The law school shares some of the character of the city - it is relaxed and "real" in a sense I can't describe. It is a law school, so it is a rigorous, hyper-organized, and driven environment. At the same time, it seems less dehumanizing than most law schools. Although students work hard, the atmosphere is not toxically competitive. Students will share notes and genuinely wish each other the best. There isn't the sense that one's success will come at the expense of one another. This is priceless.

Admissions

Typical process.

Level

1

Graduation Year

2012

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Admissions

relatively standard application process; one needs two recomendations, a short personal essay, LSAT

the school offers many generous scholarships

Level

2

Graduation Year

2011

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