"LSU Law prepared me for the future by investing in the appellate advocacy and trial competitions. My experience with those, particularly the appellate advocacy competition, will most certainly make my first appearances before a judge more comfortable."
During the FY 2011, some 75% of LSU Law students financed their education with student loans. The average amount borrowed by 2010-11 J.D. graduates was $69,750.
The LSU Law Center established a joint J.D./D.C.L. program under which its graduates receive the J.D. (Juris Doctor) and a D.C.L. (Graduate Diploma in Comparative Law) upon completion of the 94 credit hour, six-semester course of study. To graduate, all students must satisfy the requirements for both degrees. Both the J.D. and the D.C.L. are first-level professional school degrees.
The Joint Degree Program is designed to strengthen the Law Center's leadership role as curator of the Louisiana Civil Code and of the Civil Law generally; extend recognition to Law Center graduates, who, in order to master both the Civil and the Common Law Systems, must satisfy one of the nation's highest course credit hour requirements; and position the Law Center as a leader among American law schools in the globalization of its curriculum.
The joint degree is a further step toward the enrichment of the curricular opportunities afforded to - and requirements imposed upon - LSU Law students.