"The accessibility of the faculty really sticks out, both regarding class material and outside interests. Whether it was playing a round of golf with Professor Chris Pietruszkiewicz or talking college football with Professor Bill Corbett, I always felt at ease in my interactions with the faculty."
The first-year class in Fall 2013 includes graduates from 64 colleges and universities throughout the nation. The median LSAT of entering students is 156; average GPA is 3.45.
To attract and retain a talented student body at the LSU Law Center, we must offer meaningful and nationally competitive scholarships. Every major law school in the country attracts top students through scholarships, and the LSU Law Center is a part of this very competitive environment.
By offering scholarships, the LSU Law Center can remain competitive among its peers, particularly in attracting highly qualified Louisiana applicants who are being pursued by other institutions.
In years past, LSU’s modest tuition afforded many students an opportunity to pursue and achieve their dream of becoming outstanding legal professionals. As of the 2011-12 year, our state funds provide only 30 percent of the cost of a legal education. Resident tuition and fees have increased to over $17,000 for first year students, as of the 2011-12 academic year. With fees, room and board, personal costs and transportation, costs of a legal education may exceed $35,000 per year.
The Law Center works diligently to attract outstanding students, and private scholarship funds are critical to our efforts to provide financial assistance to deserving students.
We hope you will consider making a gift to the Law Center’s Scholarship program.
Endowed and Annually Funded Scholarships
Named, endowed scholarships begin with a base level of $40,000. Contributions to Law Center scholarship endowments in increments of $40,000 are eligible for a special $30,000 Matching Gift Incentive Program (pending availablity of funds) created via gifts by a number of devoted LSU Law alums.
Annually funded scholarships are another way to support students. The minimum named annual scholarship is $5,000. Lesser contributions may be made to the General Scholarship Fund.
Annual Scholarship Donor and Student Recipient Reception
Each spring, donors of our named endowed and named annual scholarships are invited to attend a reception to “meet your student.” This annual event is a highlight of the year, where students and their benefactors are able to meet and connect with one another.
For additional information, call Jane Hansen Dunn, 225/578-8644, or email Jane.Dunn@law.lsu.edu.
We are grateful to all of our scholarship donors.