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Any student who is not continuously enrolled at the Law Center (except for summer terms) and students who have been academically excluded may petition the Admissions Committee for readmission. Law students applying for reentry are not guaranteed admission. Applicants who have not made satisfactory academic progress and/or do not show sufficient promise for success in the law curriculum may be denied permission to reenter.


Applications for readmission should be completed by applicants who have been previously enrolled at the Law Center and received grades. Applicants must complete the following steps:

  1. Submit a complete application with the $50 application fee (nonrefundable). The deadline to apply for readmission in the fall semester is July 15.  The deadline to apply for readmission in the spring semester is December 13.
  2. A petition for readmission must be submitted along with any additional supporting documents. You may wish to submit a personal résumé in addition to this information.
  3. Applicants are required to submit two letters of recommendation, but the Law Center will accept up to three. You must submit your letters through the Credential Assembly Service (CAS) of LSAC.  The letters should be from teachers, employers or others who have a personal knowledge of your academic ability and aptitude for the study of law. Strictly personal letters of recommendation do not assist Admissions Committee members in assessing your potential aptitude for the study of law.
  4. Applicants for readmission must request that an official transcript of any work taken since their last enrollment in the Law Center be sent directly through the Credential Assembly Service (CAS) of LSAC.
  5. Applicants must have a current LSAT record. LSAT scores more than five years old will not be considered.


An application for readmission should be submitted by applicants who wish to return to the Law Center after enrolling at the LSU Law Center and receiving grades. A completed application should be submitted by the application deadline along with the $50 application fee. A petition must be submitted by applicants applying for readmission explaining their requests for readmission. Applicants should also include letters of recommendation and may submit a resumé. Official transcripts of any work attempted after LSU Law Center enrollment are also required. Applicants must also have a current LSAT record (LSAT scores more than five years old will not be considered).