Admitted Students

Congratulations on your admission to the LSU Law Center, and welcome to the community!  Below you will find information that you should review as you make preparations to enroll at LSU Law.  You are welcome to contact us with questions or concerns.  Please feel free to email our office at admissions@law.lsu.edu, or call us at 225-578-8646.

First year class selection
You will automatically be  enrolled in classes for your first of law school at LSU.  The Admissions Office will notify you of your section assignment in June.  You will have greater flexibility with course selection during your second and third-year, including opportunities to pursue academic credit in other academic disciplines at LSUWith approval from the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, approved coursework in other disciplines can be applied towards your JD degree.

Character and Fitness

Standard 504 of the American Bar Association requires us to notify you that:

In addition to a bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction. Applicants are encouraged to determine the requirements for any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission by contacting the jurisdiction. Addresses for all relevant agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

You may consult the website of the NCBE at www.ncbex.org. Prior to enrolling at LSU Law, we encourage you to determine what those character and fitness requirements are in the state or states that you intend to practice law after graduation. Students who are intending to enroll in law school should consult with an official of the bar to discover whether any past conduct could keep you from becoming admitted to the bar upon graduation from law school. Unfortunately, the LSU Law Center is unable to provide any insight into a state bar’s interpretation of a particular candidate/student’s character and fitness qualifications.

Housing Information
2016 Housing Guide – Read student reviews of housing options in and around Baton Rouge
For additional information on housing options, please view the housing page on our website or contact Admissions Coordinator Laurel Miceli.

Financing Your Legal Education
If you have questions regarding financial aid, please the LSU Office of Student Aid at 225/578-3103 or visit the website: www.lsu.edu/financialaid.  When you are connected to the office, please identify yourself as an enrolling law student.

Office of Disability Services
If you have a disability that may require accommodation, please contact Mr. Benjamin Cornwell in the Office of Disability Services, 112 Johnston Hall, LSU, at 225/578-5919.

Student Health Insurance
LSU sponsors various levels of optional Student Health Insurance that provide coverage for students and their dependents. For more information, visit the Student Health Center, corner of West Chimes and Infirmary Road, or reach them at www.lsu.edu/shc or 225/578-6271.

Admitted Students Events/Important Dates
March 11, 2016 – Dean’s Reception for Admitted Students at the School of the Coast and the Environment
March 12, 2016 – Admitted Student Visiting Day I
April 15, 2016 – Admitted Student Visiting Day II
April 16, 2016 – LSU Law Center tailgate before the LSU football spring game (location to be determined)
August 11-12, 2016 – Mandatory Orientation for the Class of 2019 (optional for transfer students)
August 15, 2016 – Classes begin

Important Links:
Fall 2016 First Year Book List
Student Organizations
Academic Calendar

Contact Information:
LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center
Office of Admissions
202 Law Center
110 LSU Union Bldg.
Baton Rouge, LA  70803-0106
admissions@law.lsu.edu
phone:  225/578-8646
fax:  225-578-8647

jbgoode@law.lsu.edu