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An education from LSU Law prepares you for whatever road you travel.

Since 1906, the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center has combined the civilian legal traditions with the breadth of the common law. The result is a unique legal heritage that fuses the best of both worlds. It is an education as unique as Louisiana itself.

LSU Law students learn every facet of the common law to prepare them for opportunities throughout the country. They are immersed in the values and system of comparative law to give them a more well-rounded legal education necessary for today’s global legal environment.

The result is a list of accomplishments and honors LSU Law is proud of, including:

  • The No. 12 Best Value Law School by preLaw Magazine (October 2019)
  • 91 percent of 2019 graduates employed as of 10 months after graduation (with 98 percent reporting)
  • Traditionally, the No. 1 state bar passage rate in Louisiana, with a first-time test taker passage rate of 85.6 percent for the Class of 2019 
  • The No. 11 ranked Advocacy Program in the nation (2018-19), with some 200 students participating each year
  • Multiple national championship-winning moot court teams 
  • A faculty who place their students above all else.

As Louisiana’s leading law school, LSU Law reflects the extraordinary talents of the faculty, administrators, staff and, most importantly, the students who have graced the campus since its beginning.

Wherever you want to go with your legal education, LSU Law will get you there.

In The Spotlight

Kristen Amond discusses how the people at LSU Law set the program apart from others.

Since our founding in 1906, LSU Law has been recognized for academic excellence, an outstanding faculty, and integrated programs in civil and common law. When combined with an international and comparative law focus, we offer a truly global legal education. Ranked among the top law schools in the country, LSU Law provides a rigorous yet personal legal education while providing students with the practical knowledge needed in today’s competitive legal market.

Students at LSU Law are trained rigorously in the same common law and federal law subjects that are taught at other leading American law schools. The curriculum prepares LSU Law students for practice or service in the state, national and global arenas.

Law school life can be stressful, so LSU Law has numerous opportunities for students to enjoy their time here, whether it’s being a part of Saturday nights in Death Valley or a summer abroad in Lyon, France. LSU Law welcomes and encourages meaningful student involvement as well as student and family fun. Join tiger tailgate parties, Family Days, academic pursuits or whatever suits your interest.

The LSU Law admissions office recruits and selects exceptionally academically qualified and broadly diverse students from a rich cross section of backgrounds, talents, experiences and perspectives. LSU Law students hold undergraduate degrees from universities throughout the country and many students originate outside of the United States.

There are several ways to finance your legal education. At LSU Law, we offer merit based scholarships and grants to first-year and upperclass students. Approximately one-third of our law students receive some form of scholarship assistance, and admitted first-year students are automatically considered for scholarship assistance.

Students are also able to apply for federally funded need based loans by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).