Important Exam Announcements

  • 17 April 2020

All students should review the information in the Exams FAQ document available under the Exam Information link on the TLS Intranet. 


Exams will be available on the scheduled exam date at 9 a.m. Central Standard Time (see exam schedule posted on the TLS Intranet). 

There will be a password required for all exams.  Academic Services will generate an email message via the exam software to provide the password shortly before the exam is scheduled to be available.


Exams will NOT be administered in the Law School building (Weinmann Hall).  Students are expected to complete the exams remotely and submit using the exam software, Examplify.  The Examplify instructions are attached and may also be found under the Exam Information link on the TLS Intranet. 

Specific directions for the exam will be indicated on the instruction page, or first page, of your exam questions.  The test document will be included as an attachment to the exam file.   Students will be able to access the test once they have logged in to start an exam. The test document would be found under Exam Controls or accessed in Tools once you have started the exam.    We have created a new mock test for spring 2020 which will include an attachment similar to how the test will be attached to the exam file.  The new mock test will be available beginning on April 18th.  Students should use the Spring 2020 mock test to practice use of the software and accessing an attachment so that they are prepared for the exam period. 

Student survey, summer courses and journal write-on information

  • 9 April 2020

Summer Survey

A survey has been developed to gauge the interest of students in summer enrollment.  Please take a moment to complete the summer survey as this will be very helpful for us in determining what courses may be offered during the summer term.   The survey can be accessed at


Please note that Law courses offered during the Summer 2020 term will be held remotely and will be graded on the standard (A-F) letter grade scale.  

Exam information & exams on computer procedures

  • 1 April 2020

The spring exam schedule is posted on the Academic Services page of the TLS Intranet under the Exam Information link.   


Exams will be conducted remotely using the Examplify exam software, and will be available on the scheduled exam date at 9 a.m. Central Standard Time.  Faculty may elect to limit the time allowed for students to complete the exam (e.g., three hours for a three-credit course).  Students will be permitted to start the exam at any hour on the scheduled day, but the exam must be completed by 9 a.m. Central Standard Time the following day.


For professors who elect to give take-home exams, students will be provided an eight-hour window of time during which to complete the exam. This will allow all students an equal opportunity to start and complete the exam within the 24-hour period allocated for the exam without regard to the time zone in which they are located.


The Exam FAQ posted under the Exam Information link of the TLS Intranet should address most questions students may have about the exam administration process. 

Senior Fellow application 2020

  • 30 March 2020

Senior Fellow Applications Now Available


Applications for the Legal Writing Senior Fellow program are now available. Interested second-year students, with a record of excellence in legal writing, are encouraged to apply. Please complete the application and submit it on Prof. Donelon’s TWEN site by Friday, April 3, 2020.  You may submit your answers in a separate Word document. Be sure to attach a current CV with your application. Contact Prof. Donelon by email with any questions.


LRW Senior Fellows will earn four credit hours upon successful completion of the course. Two credits will be applied in the fall, and two credits will be applied in the spring. The credit will be posted at the conclusion of the academic year.


You may also submit an application to serve as a Senior Fellow in the International L.L.M. program. Any questions relating to the international program should be directed to Professor Herb Larson.


NOTE:  Students must accept a Senior Fellow position if offered.



Erin A. Donelon

Director of Legal Research & Writing

Tulane Law School

(504) 865-5921

Fall 2020 Seminar, Directed Research and Simulation Course application process

  • 30 March 2020


Students interested in registering for Directed Research in either the summer or fall terms must complete a statement of interest indicating why they would like to pursue a particular project.  The statement must be written or typed on the Directed Research Application form.  The directed research application is also located on the Academic Services page of the TLS Intranet under the Course Documents heading.  No student may apply to more than one professor in the same semester for a directed research project.  Students should consult with their proposed supervising professor before completing and submitting the Directed Research Application form.   The Directed Research Application form must be turned in to Academic Services by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 13th.  The faculty member will select the students who will be allowed to register for a directed research project.  Only students whose names appear on the list for directed research will be registered.  Those who are not selected are encouraged to either register for a relevant course or to reapply in the following semester. 



Students wishing to apply for a Fall 2020 seminar course should submit the seminar application form to Academic Services by 5:00 pm on Monday, April 13th The seminar application form is also located on the Academic Services page of the TLS Intranet under the Course Documents heading.  The selections for the seminar courses will be posted by April 21st.  Please note that students may apply for only one seminar which could meet the writing requirement, but may register for more seminar courses should there be openings available after the application process has been completed



Students who wish to enroll in a simulation course should submit their ranked preferences on the Simulation Course Preferences Application by 5:00 pm on Monday, April 13th.  The Simulation Course Preferences Form can be accessed at

The Office of Academic Services will post a list of students who will be pre-registered for each simulation course. In allocating courses, we will give priority among other considerations to those students who require additional experiential credits to graduate or for bar eligibility. Students who are not placed in their first choice of simulation course will be added to the waitlist for that course. A student who does not want to take a course for which the student is pre-registered or waitlisted should drop it through Gibson promptly and notify Academic Services. Any remaining seats in a simulation course may be taken by other upper-class or graduate students on a first-come, first-served basis through Gibson.  Likewise, if students pre-registered for a simulation course drop the course, students may register for open seats in that course on a first-come, first-served basis through Gibson.