In 2023, the Law Center received a total of 1,047 applications for the J.D./C.L. program for an enrolled class of 206.
In Fall 2023, the first-year class includes graduates from over 70 colleges and universities throughout the nation. Men make up 48% of the class; 52% are women. 22% of the class members are students of color. The median LSAT score of entering students is 157, while the median GPA is 3.65. They have 48 different undergraduate degrees, with the most popular being political science, psychology, business, biological sciences and communications.
Notably, 23 students are enrolled in the 3+3 Program, which provides eligible students from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Manship School of Mass Communication and the College of the Coast and Environment to be admitted to the Law Center prior to completing an undergraduate degree.
LSU Law’s unique focus on the civil and common law systems means attorneys trained in the program can and do come from anywhere—and practice successfully in any venue.
The class of 2026 represents 26 different states or countries.
LSU Law students are active in campus life, the community, and academic associations. The Law Center sponsors and encourages student participation in national trial and appellate competitions throughout the school year, with outstanding success. Student accomplishments are a result of the emphasis placed on training in litigation, practice, and procedure.
LSU graduates excel in their performance on bar examinations, whether in Louisiana or in other states. One of the most important reasons LSU students have attained such a high level of competence and success is the work ethic fostered by the school’s demand for educational excellence. The process begins with the extremely high standards set by faculty for the quality of legal work in the classroom. Students meet these high standards, are challenged by the quality and quantity of work demanded, and are introduced at an early stage to the pressures characteristic of the practice of law.