University Catalog 2021-2022

Law Non-Classroom Courses (NCLS)

Law Non-Classroom Courses (NCLS)

NCLS 9010  Law Review  (0-2)  

Founded in 1916 as the Southern Law Quarterly, the Tulane Law Review is published five times annually and is managed and edited by students of the Tulane University Law School. The Review is recognized as a preeminent forum for scholarly publication in the areas of Civil Law, Comparative Law, and Admiralty Law. The Review has a significant international circulation and is on a select list of minimum holdings for courts and law libraries in the United Kingdom. The Review maintains a wide European readership. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.

Maximum Hours: 4

NCLS 9020  Moot Court  (0-2)  

Tulane Moot Court is one of the largest student-run organizations at Tulane University Law School and among the oldest programs of its kind in the nation. The Tulane Moot Court program was founded in 1929 by a small group of Tulane Law students, including the legendary U.S. Fifth Circuit Judge John Minor Wisdom. Alumni include state and federal judges, members of Congress, U.S. Ambassadors, and state governors. Tulane Moot Court is comprised of four Interschool teams: Mock Trial, Appellate, Alternative Dispute Resolution, and Willem C. Vis International Arbitration. The Appellate team consists of four sub-teams: International Criminal Court, John R. Brown Appellate Admiralty, Pace Environmental Appellate, and Black Law Students Association (BLSA) Appellate. Throughout the year, all of these teams earn academic credit by competing in a number of national and international moot court competitions. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.

Maximum Hours: 4

NCLS 9030  Maritime Law Journal  (0-2)  

The Tulane Maritime Law Journal is a biannual, student-edited law journal that includes scholarly works written by academics, practitioners, and students concerning current topics in Admiralty and Maritime Law. In addition, the Journal publishes annual sections in Recent Developments and International Law for the United States and the international community, as well as periodic symposia on relevant topical areas in the field and quantum and collision surveys every other year. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.

Maximum Hours: 4

NCLS 9040  Environmental Law Journl  (0-2)  

The Tulane Environmental Law Journal is a biannual legal periodical produced and edited by students of Tulane Law School with the support of the faculty and administration of Tulane Law School. The Journal contains timely articles written by professors and practitioners, as well as commentary on recent cases written by journal members. Featured scholarly articles rigorously analyze a broad range of environmental issues affecting individuals, communities, and the nation at large. Course may be repeated 4 times for credit.

Course Limit: 4

NCLS 9050  Law & Sexuality Journal  (0-2)  

First published in 1991, the Tulane Journal of Law & Sexuality is the first student-edited law review in the country devoted solely to covering legal issues of interest to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community on a wide variety of subjects, including constitutional, employment, family, health, insurance, and military law. The Journal also publishes the winning article of the annual National LGBT Bar Association Michael Greenberg Student Writing Competition. Course may be repeated 4 times for credit.

Course Limit: 4

NCLS 9060  Jrnl Int'l & Comparative Law  (0-2)  

The Tulane Journal of International and Comparative Law was founded at Tulane University Law School in New Orleans, Louisiana as an outgrowth of that institution's historical tradition as a signpost in the academic world for international and comparative law. Published biannually, the Journal is dedicated to discussing and debating all facets of international law, from human rights to transnational commerce to the historical evolution of current global law. Course may be repeated 4 times for credit.

Course Limit: 4

NCLS 9070  Tech & Intell Property Journal  (0-2)  

The Tulane Journal of Technology & Intellectual Property (JTIP) is a student-edited, subscription-based, scholarly publication of Tulane University Law School. JTIP examines legal issues relating to technology, including topics such as patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, antitrust, information privacy, computer law, constitutional law, contracts, torts, and all other policy implications of law and technology in our society. Course may be repeated 4 times for credit.

Course Limit: 4

NCLS 9080  Sports Law Journal  (0-2)  

The Sports Lawyers Journal is a national legal journal edited by Tulane law students and published by the Sports Lawyers Association (SLA). Every member of the SLA, currently nearly 1,500 practicing lawyers, professors, law students, and other professionals, receives the publication annually. Since the Journal is composed of articles authored by American, Canadian, and European law students, it provides a unique view of sports issues and an unparalleled opportunity for students to have their works published and read. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.

Maximum Hours: 4

NCLS 9100  Directed Research  (1-3)  

Directed Research is a way for students to receive one, two, or three hours of credit for research papers completed under the supervision of a member of the full-time faculty. The faculty member must approve the topic and scope of the paper and determine the number of pages required for the credit granted. Students may receive a maximum of three credits during their entire degree program. Course may be repeated 3 times for credit.

Course Limit: 3

NCLS 9110  Seminar Work  (1-3)  

Out of class work component for 3 credit law seminar courses Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.

Maximum Hours: 99

NCLS 9150  Immigrant's Rights Practicum  (3)  

The course is an experiential course integrating lawyering theory, skills and doctrine in the context of representing noncitizens (seeking nonimmigrant U or T status) in partnership with the community group, the New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice (NOWCRJ). Students will be as-signed to work in pairs, under the supervision of a NOWCRJ attorney and Prof. Hlass, on one U nonimmigrant status application for a NOWCRJ client. Students will learn the substantive law of Nonimmigrant Status, as well as ethics and professional-ism, as they develop lawyering skills including: client-centered interviewing, investigating facts, researching and analyzing relevant law, case planning, developing a theory of the case, creative problem-solving, strategic decision-making, collaborating, legal storytelling, cross-cultural lawyering and consequences of implicit bias, and legal writing, including affidavits and advocacy-focused letter briefs.

NCLS 9300  Senior Fellow  (2-4)  

Legal Research and Writing Senior Fellowship.

Maximum Hours: 4

NCLS 9400  Law Externships  (0-6)  

The Externship courses provide legal education and skills development in real-life settings. Students work and learn in a variety of workplaces: public interest or nonprofit organizations; courts or government offices at the federal, state or local level; and corporate counsel offices. The Externship courses allow students to gain expertise in professional skills and problem-solving; study professionalism and the lawyers’ ethical requirements; examine lawyers’ roles in the delivery of justice and ensuring justice for all; develop specific lawyering skills or learn a specific area of law; explore career interests in a variety of legal fields and build a professional network; and provide service to the community and to the public at large. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.

Maximum Hours: 18

NCLS 9410  Advanced Summer Externship  (3)  

Upper-class summer externship.

Maximum Hours: 6