LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center

Mission Statement

From its founding in 1906, the Law Center has offered its students a legal education recognized for its high standards of academic excellence, an outstanding teaching and research facility, and integrated programs in Louisiana civil law and Anglo-American common law. 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 also reflects the Law Center’s role as a curator of the civil law.

As a law school that strives to embody excellence in legal education, the Law Center seeks to create a vibrant, stimulating, diverse, and challenging educational environment through the admission of an exceptionally well-qualified and broadly diverse student body drawn from a rich cross section of backgrounds, talents, experiences, and perspectives from the State, the nation, and other jurisdictions, including those that share our Civilian heritage.  The quality of the intellectual community and the experiences of the student body are enriched by the commitment of the Law Center to support and assist in the continuing professional endeavors of our alumni; to serve members of the legal profession of the State, the nation, and the global community; to provide scholarly support for the continued improvement of the law; to promote the use of Louisiana’s legal contributions as reasoned models for consideration by other jurisdictions; to develop the Law Center as a bridge between the civil law and the common law; to facilitate the exchange of ideas among legal scholars; and to embrace the responsibilities of a public law school to the varied segments and regions of the State.

The LSU Law Center is accredited by the American Bar Association and the Southeastern Association of Colleges and Schools and is classified as a SREB Specialized institution.

All LSU Law graduates receive a Juris Doctor, and students may also earn the optional Graduate Diploma in Comparative Law in recognition of extensive, optional coursework in the civil law.

Statement of Accreditation

The LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) to award the Juris Doctor degree, the Graduate Diploma in Comparative Law degree, and the Master of Laws degree.

Accreditation for the ABA is administered and monitored through the Office of the Consultant on Legal Education/Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar. The address is 321 N. Clark Street, 21st Floor, Chicago, IL 60654; telephone (312) 988-6738.

The LSU Paul M. Hebert Law School is a member school of The Association of American Law Schools (AALS). The address for AALS is 1201 Connecticut Ave., N.W. Suite 800, Washington, D.C. 20036-2717; telephone (202) 296-8851.