Located in the heart of Uptown New Orleans, the University campus faces historic St. Charles Avenue, directly across from Audubon Park. St. Charles Avenue is lined with the beautiful architecture for which New Orleans is renowned. The oldest operating streetcar line in the nation passes directly in front of Gibson Hall, the main administration building, linking the campus with downtown New Orleans. The neighborhood surrounding campus, while residential, contains enough commercial activity to make it lively–coffee houses, grocery stores and drugstores, laundries, restaurants and bookstores are located a few blocks from campus in the charming Maple Street and Riverbend areas.
Across St. Charles Avenue lies Audubon Park, a 480-acre public park with jogging and bike paths, lagoons, an exercise course, horseback riding, a golf course, and one of the nation’s finest zoos. Just a few blocks farther is the Mississippi River.
Tulane’s campus is sized and situated so that students never feel hemmed in by the concrete of a major city. A walk from one end to the other takes 15 minutes. The University is also small enough to encourage an important sense of community. Off-campus housing opportunities surround the campus, enabling students to become a part of the larger New Orleans community as well.
The campus itself offers its own share of coffee houses and eating places. The gem of the uptown campus is the new Lavin-Bernick Center for Student Life, which opened in late 2006, bringing back to campus light-filled meeting and conference spaces for both formal and informal meetings, a food court, and the University bookstore. A Kinko’s copy shop, full-service Whitney Bank, and Aveda day spa are available as well.
The Law School
Tulane Law School
Located on the main campus of Tulane University in uptown New Orleans, Tulane Law School is the 12th oldest law school in the United States and has been accredited by the American Bar Association since May 1925.
The Tulane Law School student body comprises approximately 700 J.D. students, 55 LL.M. students, and 6 S.J.D. students. At least 45 states are represented in the student body as well as 34 countries.