Guide for Law Students for New York Character and Fitness Process

  • 28 October 2019

Please review the letter to law students from the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court, as well as a short guide for law students about the character and fitness process.  

Students who are planning to apply for the New York bar are urged to carefully review the character and fitness process,  The forms are available online and you may start to assemble your questionnaire answers and materials while you are still in law school.   


Please take steps to review and understand the process for application, and begin the process early. 

Accepting Financial Aid Through Gibson Online 2019-2020

  • 28 October 2019

Scholarship and/or other aid may be viewed but not accepted on Gibson Online until Terms and Conditions are accepted in Gibson Online. See below for steps.

  1. Log onto Gibson Online ( using your Tulane e-mail credentials.
  2. Click on the “Financial Aid” tab near the top
  3. You should then be on the “Start” tab page
  4. If you see a line near the top that says “Click here to accept Terms and Conditions," click that line, read and press the "Accept" button at the bottom when ready
  5. Click on the “Overview” tab
  6. Make acceptance decisions in the far right column on the page
  7. In the "Accept Award" column for each item, choose Undecided, Accept or Decline.  For each item accepted, in the "Accept Partial Amount" column, type in the amount you would like to accept.  Finally press the "submit decision" button when you are finished.  (Do not press the "Accept Full Amount All Awards" button unless you really want to accept ALL items listed, including any loan eligibility listed!)

Fall 2019 Exam Numbers Assigned

  • 28 October 2019

The exam numbers (blind grading IDs) for the Fall 2019 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 2019 when prompted for the term.


Information regarding exams procedures and instructions will be posted closer to the exam period.

Pass/D/Fail Election Deadline

  • 28 October 2019

The deadline to select the pass/D/fail option for the Fall 2019 semester is Friday, November 1st.  Those upper-class JD students who wish to use their pass/D/fail option this semester should submit the election form to Academic Services Office (room 204) by 5:00 p.m. on 11/1/2019.  The election form can be found under the Forms link on the Academic Services page of the TLS Intranet. 


Students may find the information regarding the pass/D/fail election policy under Section IV.J in the Student Handbook.

Important Dates & Deadlines

  • 28 October 2019

Students, please mark the following dates on your calendars: