The rich heritage of New Orleans, our award-winning faculty, the outstanding history resources on our campus, and Tulane University's tradition of excellence make history a vital part of "the Tulane experience."
If you would like to learn more about Tulane's Department of History majors and programs of study, please contact me. I will be happy to send you information, arrange for you to tour our campus, and introduce you to our faculty. I hope to hear from you soon.
F. Thomas Luongo
Chair, Tulane History Department
The Department of History is pleased to offer a host of courses focused on law, including HISU 2910, Law and US History. This course surveys the history of the United States through legal cases from the revolutionary era to the present day. Through sensational murder trials and major Supreme Court precedents, students will explore the intersections of history and law. HISU 2910 is especially recommended for pre-law students, but all of our courses emphasize the kinds of skills students go on to use in law school. Don’t just take our word for it! Brandon Sprague, Class of 2019 and winner of the Tulane Law 34 Award: “My studies as a history major prepared me immensely for my time in law school. Law school requires reading sources of law, evaluating arguments, and articulating your conclusions persuasively, either orally or in writing, but I came to law school with a leg up, having already learned these skills through my history classes. My history assignments regularly asked me to read historical sources, come to a position about a certain question, and advocate for that position, whether through papers or seminar discussions.”