Class of 2011
"This isn't a place where you will study all day and then go home. There are so many functions throughout the year that allow everyone to get to know one another. Other than socials and student clubs, intramurals and the annual Barrister's Bowl are great ways to meet other students. This is the only law school I know of that hosts a full-contact, regulation football game to raise money for a designated charity."
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Congratulations on your admission to the LSU Law Center, and welcome to our community! Below you will find important information needed as you make your final preparations to enroll in law school. You are always welcome to contact us with questions or concerns.
Elimination of Required Summer School
LSU Law students are no longer required to attend a seventh semester of law school in order to graduate. Students will continue to have the option for summer study in our unique program in Lyon, France. Also, for interested students, the Law Center plans to retain a limited summer school offering in Baton Rouge.
Additional Flexibility in Upperclass Course Selection
Second and third-year law students will now have greater flexibility to choose between international/comparative law courses and Louisiana civil law courses. The LSU joint law degree (JD/DCL) is now changed to the joint degree of Juris Doctor and Graduate Diploma in Comparative Law (JD/CL). The joint degree will remain a signature feature of the LSU Law Center’s academic program.
A previous study of the Law Center’s grading system revealed that our grades were lower than those assigned at comparable law schools. As a result, we have adjusted our grading system to bring it into line with peer law schools. Compliance with the revised grading system and anonymous grading of exams are now mandatory on the part of the entire faculty.
For more details on these major changes, or to answer any questions you may have, please contact the Office of Admissions at 225/578-8646.
Character and Fitness
Standard 504 of the American Bar Association requires us to remind you that you will have to satisfy character and fitness qualifications to be admitted to the bar. Prior to matriculating, you should determine what those character and fitness requirements are in the state or states in which you intend to practice law after graduation. To do so, you may consult the website of the National Conference of Bar Examiners at http:www.ncbex.org/. Students who are matriculating 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.
For additional information on housing options, please contact Admissions Coordinator Laurel Miceli.
Financing Your Legal Education
For information on “Financing Your Legal Education,” please contact the central Office of Student Aid at 225/578-3103 or visit the website: www.lsu.edu/financialaid
Office of Disability Services
If you have a disability that may require accommodation, please contact 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.
March 22, 2013 - Admitted Student Reception at the home of Chancellor & Mrs. Jack M. Weiss
March 23, 2013 - Visiting Day I
April 11, 2013 - Admitted Student Scholarship Dinner (by invitation only)
April 12, 2013 - Visiting Day II
Office of Admissions and Student Records
202 Law Center
1 East Campus Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70803