Tulane University Online Student Experience
At Tulane University Law School, we are committed to providing you with a rigorous academic experience befitting our status as one of the premier law schools in the U.S. As a student in the online Master of Jurisprudence in Labor & Employment Law (MJ-LEL) program, you will receive a world-class legal education taught by highly respected professors and working attorneys, all while benefiting from the flexibility of an online program specifically designed for full-time professionals.
Explore the many advantages of the online experience at Tulane University.
An Intuitive Online Experience
Through our easy-to-use online learning platform, you will view assignments and readings, watch recorded lectures, communicate with faculty and classmates, and track your progress throughout each course and the program.
The Best of Both Worlds: Live and Recorded Classes
As a student in the online MJ-LEL, you will view recorded (asynchronous) lectures on your own schedule and participate in live (synchronous) classes with your cohort. This setup recognizes the need for flexibility while encouraging students to engage in more challenging and robust conversations in real time. If you cannot attend a live class for any reason, you can access a recording after the class ends.
“The Tulane program offers the best of both worlds. You sit down and listen to the recorded lectures...taking notes just like you would in the classroom. And then the live classes offer virtual networking that you would never get other than in a traditional classroom.”
Tap Into the Knowledge of Faculty and Classmates
The online MJ-LEL allows you to expand your network as you expand your knowledge, no matter where you live. Gain insightful feedback in a timely manner from your faculty—highly experienced law professors, attorneys and top human resource professionals—and engage in lively discussions with your peers—other HR professionals, business owners and executives.
You will communicate with faculty and peers through the following methods:
- Live classes
- Discussion boards
- Immersion Weekend
While you’ll complete 100 percent of your coursework online, we also require students to attend one Immersion Weekend on campus in New Orleans, giving you the chance to connect with faculty and classmates on a more personal level.*
“It’s critical to keep up with the coursework and keep yourself accountable each and every week. You get from the program what you put into it.”
"The online classroom really is a flexible and functional system."
Watch three students from the MJ in Labor & Employment Law program discuss how the online experience at Tulane helped them learn HR law on their own time.
How to Succeed in Online Courses at Tulane Law School
Like any graduate program, success in the online MJ-LEL requires time management and focus. Here’s an approximate breakdown of what to expect each week along with tips for how to succeed in the program:
- Expect to devote between five and eight hours per week per course
- Make every effort to complete one module each week; it is hard to catch up if you fall behind
- Complete the three modules assigned to each live class prior to class in order to benefit from the discussion in that live class
- Turn in your assignments in a timely fashion
- Check your Tulane email account frequently; it is the only way in which instructors and administrators communicate with you