"Everyone at LSU is geared towards the success of the students. Everyone is open and accessible—from the librarians to the admissions and student records office to Chancellor Jack Weiss with his regular town hall meetings."(more)
The National Jurist magazine recognized LSU Law as the #1 school in the nation in terms of first-time bar passage ratios in a predictive statistical model based on LSAT scores. (February 2012)
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.