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.



Summer/Fall 2020 Registration Materials

  • 30 March 2020

The registration materials for the Fall (including Summer) 2020 semester are posted on the Academic Services page of the TLS Intranet under the COURSE DOCUMENTS heading.     


A message regarding instructions for seminar and directed research applications as well as the simulation course preference process will follow shortly.    The deadline to submit these applications (directed research, seminar and simulation course preferences) will be Monday, April 13, 2020

Updates Surrounding Financial Aid and COVID-19

  • 26 March 2020

Updates Surrounding Financial Aid and COVID-19


-The deadline for fall 2019/spring 2020 federal loan increases has been extended to April 20th, 2020. Please send requests via email to

-The Financial Aid Office is working remotely, so faxes are not being accepted. Please contact us via email for any inquiries or to forward any documents to us. We do have access to Zoom and Teams so would be glad to meet with you using those modes as well.

-Summer Addendum (application) and other summer details are forthcoming. Due to COVID-19, certain details on a variety of university-wide procedures are currently being hammered out. We will notify students here as updates become available.

-As of 03/20/2020, the U.S. Department of Education is not ready to receive applications for Federal Graduate PLUS Loans for the upcoming 2020-2021 academic year.  Applications for such a loan at this time for the 2020-2021 academic year will be erroneously tied to the current 2019-2020 academic year.  Therefore, we wish to counsel all those seeking to apply for these loans for the 2020-2021 academic year to hold off and wait until we update this notification to confirm that the Department of Education is ready to accept such 2020-2021 loan applications.  We apologize for the inconvenience, yet wish to avoid having you erroneously apply for the wrong academic year. 

Additional Information for Tulane Law School students regarding the transition to remote instruction

  • 12 March 2020

Please refer to the attached document for answers to frequently asked questions regarding the transition to remote instruction and other matters related to the Law School's plan tor the COVID-19 reponse.