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Tulane Legal Assistance Program: Immigration Counseling

The Tulane Legal Assistance Program is currently open for the 2017/2018 school year. TULAP is a legal services program funded by the Tulane University Associated Student Body.  They provide free legal advice and low-cost representation to current Tulane University students, staff, and faculty.  Recently TULAP has added an immigration program to their already existing civil and criminal programs.

Working under the direct supervision of an attorney, law students at TULAP’s Immigration Consultation program provides legal assistance sessions bimonthly during the semesters, and provides a free initial consultation to individuals seeking immigration advice. Consultations are confidential as mandated by lawyers’ professional code. All Tulane staff, faculty and students seeking immigration advice are welcome to make an appointment with TULAP.

If you are in F, J, H or TN status, please note that the Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) is your primary point of contact for questions related to your current status. However, you are welcome to seek immigration counsel at TULAP for questions that fall outside the scope of OISS immigration services. For more information about when to seek advice from the OISS vs. TULAP’s Immigration Legal Assistance Program, please read this FAQ.You can make an appointment at https://global.tulane.edu/tulapimm.

During the summer, the Immigration Program will not conduct consultations on the Tulane campus. Instead, the Tulane community is asked to contact Marco Balducci's office at 504-708-5400 or to email him at marco@peltonbalducci.com and to indicate that they are requesting a consultation through TULAP. Summer consultation dates on campus will be announced at a later date.

TULAP also provides free notarial services and information regarding legal rights.