Frequently Asked Questions
How many J.D. applications does LSU Law receive each year?
For the fall 2023 entering class, the Law Center received more than 1040 applications. The LSU Law Center enrolled 206 students in the fall 2023 incoming class.
When is the application deadline?
The application deadline for the fall 2024 incoming class is June 1, 2024. Earlier applications are, however, advisable, and the Law Center recommends submitting a complete application as soon as possible.
Does LSU Law offer rolling admissions?
Yes, we offer rolling admissions. We begin sending decision notifications in late fall.
What is the deferral policy?
Deferrals are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. To request a deferral, please send a letter of request to the Director of Admissions (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as you know you will have a need to defer.
What is the application fee?
For new applications for the fall 2024 JD/DCL entering class that are submitted before the deadline of June 1, 2024, the Law Center waives the $50 application fee. The Law Center also waives the fee for transfer or readmission applications submitted on or before June 1. Transfer or readmission applications submitted after June 1 are subject to the $50 fee.
Does LSU Law offer application fee waivers?
See answer to question above.
How do I apply for admission?
To apply for admission visit www.lsac.org.
What is the median LSAT/GPA?
The median LSAT of the fall 2023 entering class is 157 and the median GPA is 3.65.
How are the LSAT and GPA weighted in the application process?
The Admissions Committee weighs the LSAT and GPA equally; however, there are other factors considered. Your grades and grade trends are important. The courses you selected during your undergraduate education are also important, and we pay close attention to your leadership abilities, time management skills, personal statement, and letters of recommendation. We also consider your work and life experiences and any obstacles you have overcome.
What should I write about in my personal statement? Is there a required length?
Your personal statement should not exceed three pages. Our personal statement is an opportunity to share your voice, perspective, and values.
Does LSU have an early decision process?
No, we do not offer an early decision process. We have rolling admissions. The earlier you apply, the better your chance of receiving an early decision. It is recommended that you apply on or before the March 1st priority deadline.
How long is my LSAT score valid?
Your LSAT score is valid for five years.
Does LSU Law offer a part-time or evening program?
No, we do not offer a part-time or evening program.
Can I request an interview?
The admissions officers will be happy to meet with you to discuss LSU Law. We do not have personal, evaluative interviews unless specifically requested by the admissions committee. Any information you would like to share with the committee should be included in your application for admission.
How do I schedule a campus visit?
You may schedule a virtual meeting with a member of our Admissions team by filling out our scheduling form, or contact the Office of Admissions at 225/578-8646 or via email at email@example.com for more information.
How much will an education at LSU Law cost per year?
The resident tuition for the fall 2023 entering class is $19,750; for nonresidents $35,190. For more information, see Tuition, Fees & Expenses.
How do I apply for scholarships?
Scholarships are available to first-year and upper-class students. First-year students are automatically considered for scholarships upon admission. More than 75% of our fall 2023 incoming class received merit-based aid, with scholarships ranging from partial to full tuition.
What is the percentage of residents vs. non-residents enrolled in the first-year class?
The fall 2023 incoming class includes 65% residents, and 35% non-residents.
Once admitted, how do I secure a space?
Once admitted, you are required to pay a seat deposit. Instructions and deadlines will be outlined in your acceptance package. Payment of your seat deposit also confirms your scholarship, if applicable. Your seat deposit will be credited toward your tuition. The seat deposit is nonrefundable.
With a degree from LSU Law, do I have to practice in Louisiana?
No. Your LSU Law degree will allow you to practice in any state. LSU Law alumni currently practice in 50 states, 3 U.S. Territories and more than 33 foreign countries. Graduates are well prepared to sit for any bar exam. 90% of graduates from the class of 2022 (most recent data available) were employed within 10 months of graduation.
What types of jobs are available to students who are not from Louisiana who want to practice in another state?
LSU Law alumni work in all areas of the legal profession. For placement statistics, please visit our Career Services website at law.lsu.edu/careerservices.
Am I able to pursue dual degree opportunities at LSU?
Yes. In addition to earning a law degree and a diploma in comparative law, LSU Law students may earn a J.D./M.M.C. (Masters in Mass Communication), a J.D./M.S.W. (Masters of Social Work), a J.D./M.B.A. (Masters of Business Administration), J.D./M.S.F. (Master of Science in Finance) or J.D./M.P.A. (Masters of Public Administration). You must apply to each program separately. Learn more about the Dual Degree Programs.
Are students allowed to study abroad while pursuing their law degrees?
Students at the LSU Law Center may spend a semester abroad at one of our partner institutions in Europe or South America, including France, England and Argentina. For more information on study abroad opportunities and a full list of partner institutions, please visit Semester Abroad.
Are there co-curricular activities for students?
Yes. The Law Center has more than 40 student-run organizations to choose from and invite all students to participate.