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.


Financial Aid Disbursement Information

  • 11 August 2020

Federal loans are set to disburse to students’ Tulane accounts as follows:

                1Ls on 8/7/2020

                Continuing students on 8/14/2020

                Masters of Jurisprudence on 8/28/2020

Please log on to Gibson Online to make sure all requirements are complete and that you have accepted the loans being offered (if applicable). The Loan Checklist can be found on the right side of this page, along with instructions for accepting your aid. You will also want to get set up on direct deposit and request a refund if you are taking out loans for living expenses. Instructions for this can also be found on the right side of this page. The bill is due on 8/14/2020 for many students. If you have done everything needed for loans to disburse, Accounts Receivable will be able to see that this aid is authorized, and the amount authorized will considered as paid until the aid disburses. Federal loan interest rates were announced in July as 4.3% for a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan and 5.3% for a Federal Direct Graduate Plus Loan. If you have any questions about your aid, please feel free to contact the Law Financial Aid team at


Have a great semester!!

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: