Upcoming Important Dates/Deadlines

  • 11 September 2020

Students, please mark the following dates on your calendars:


1L Practice Exams – (instructions regarding taking practice tests will be sent to all 1L students on Monday and an information session regarding this process (time TBA) will be held via Zoom next week)

  • Torts – Monday, September 21 (Childress); Wednesday, September 23 (Meyer)
  • Civil Procedure – Friday, September 25 (all sections)
  • Contracts – Tuesday, September 29 (Gordley); Wednesday, September 30 (Davies, Wessman)


October 20, 2020- Information meeting for 1L students regarding Civil/Common Law selection – 5:15 PM. 


October 23, 2020- Deadline for upper-class JD students to select pass/D/fail option for the fall semester.


October 26, 2020 – All students may download/install Examplify software and take mock exam (the deadline to complete the mock exam for eligibility to take exams on computer is November 12, 2020).


November 2, 2020 - Rescheduling of exams due to exam conflict begins (students should contact Academic Services to reschedule an exam b/c of exam conflict). The deadline to reschedule an exam due to conflict is November 12, 2020.


Exams on Computer Information Meeting and Q&A


·         October 26, 2020 – 4:00 pm 


November 11, 2020- 3L and LLM/SJD students may begin registration for the Spring 2021 semester beginning at 8:00 am.


November 12, 2020- 2L students may begin registration for the Spring 2021 semester beginning at 8:00 am.


  •   NOTE: All 1L student schedules for the spring semester will be created by Academic Services and distributed to 1L students by November 10th.

November 10, 2020 - Last day of classes for fall 1L courses.


November 12, 2020 - Last day of classes for Fall Upper-class courses fall semester (pro-bono time sheets due)


November 11-13, 2020 - Study period – 1L students


November 13-15, 2020 – Study period – Upper-class students


November 14, 2020 –  1L - Fall exam period begins


November 16, 2020 –  Upper-class - Fall exam period begins



Colleen Timmons

Assistant Dean, Academic Services

Tulane University School of Law
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Fall 2020 exam numbers assigned

Blind Grading IDs

  • 1 September 2020

The exam numbers (blind grading IDs) for the Fall 2020 semester have been assigned.  Students will use this one exam number assigned to them for all examinations taken or assignments done anonymously during the fall term.  This is different than any exam number used during a previous semester.


To access your exam number log on to GIBSON online and select the Blind Grading ID option under the Law School Services heading. Then choose Fall 2020 when prompted for the term.


Information regarding exams procedures and instructions will be posted in October in advance of the exam period.



Colleen Timmons

Assistant Dean, Academic Services

Tulane University School of Law

6329 Freret St., Suite 204

New Orleans, LA  70118


504-862-8373 (fax)

Here's my calendar link to schedule an appointment.

Writing requirement approval process and degree requirement information

  • 14 August 2020

All students are required to satisfy the upper-class writing requirement.  Once you have completed the course intended to fulfill this requirement, please make sure to follow the steps below to initiate the approval process for the writing requirement (note- if you have already satisfied your writing requirement you do not need to resubmit):


Access the link to submit the writing requirement information on the Academic Services page of the TLS Intranet at   Following are the steps to complete the online submission process:


1.       Select the faculty member to approve your writing requirement from the pull down list.

2.       Enter your student ID and class information.

3.       Choose the Select button to upload the final copy of your paper (you must upload your paper).

4.       Check the box indicating that you have reviewed the writing requirement information in the Student Handbook.

5.       Click on Submit.


Your information and the paper will be routed to the professor for review and approval.  Once the professor submits the approval, Academic Services will then have the information needed to mark the requirement as completed.    Again, you would follow these steps after you have completed the course. Please do not send the request for approval before your final work product has been completed. 


Please refer to Section V.D of the Student Handbook for information regarding degree requirements.  A copy of the degree progress worksheet for JD students as well as LLM students may be found on the Academic Services page of the TLS Intranet. 


Contact Academic Services at if you have any questions about this information.


TLS Fall Semester Information - PLEASE READ

  • 10 August 2020

The start of the Fall semester at Tulane Law School is fast approaching.  We hope to see you for the start of classes on Monday, August 17th.


  1. You should  regularly check your schedule for the fall.  Just go to and click on My Schedule.  You can also adjust your schedule through GIBSON through the end of the drop/add period on Friday, August 28th.   You can find a listing of fall courses, course descriptions and prerequisite requirements in the Registration Materials on Tulane Law School's Intranet site:


                                    look under ‘Course Documents' to find the Fall 2020 Registration Materials.


There have been a number of changes to the schedule, so please do check the registration materials for the updated information.   We try very hard to meet all registration requests but we will not be able to add students over the designated course limits.  Many students make changes to their schedules during this time so there may be openings which occur in a few courses that are full right now.   Please monitor your Tulane email for any announcement about wait listed courses. 


                        Note that if you are attending classes remotely you will be able to access the Zoom link for class via

Canvas – Students can find more information on Canvas and using Zoom at


Update on plans for Fall semester

  • 22 July 2020

Dear Students,


We’ve made substantial progress on preparations for our return to classes for the Fall semester.  I wanted to provide this update of key developments: