In 2013, the Law Center received approximately 1,070 applications for the J.D./C.L. program for an enrolled class of 178.
The first-year class in Fall 2013 includes graduates from 64 colleges and universities throughout the nation. Women make up 42% of the class, 58% are men. The median LSAT of entering students is 156; average GPA is 3.45.
LSU Law's unique focus on the civil and common law systems means attorneys trained in the program can and do come from anywhere—and practice successfully in any venue.
Approximately 24% of the class of 2016 came from outside Louisiana representing 14 other states and countries.
LSU law students are active in campus life, the community, and academic associations. The Law Center sponsors and encourages student participation in national trial and appellate competitions throughout the school year, with outstanding success. Three LSU Law Moot Court teams emerged as national champions in 2006, and two others placed nationally. The winning tradition has continued to present day. Student accomplishments are a result of the emphasis placed on training in litigation, practice, and procedure.
LSU graduates excel in their performance on bar examinations, whether in Louisiana or in other states. One of the most important reasons LSU students have attained such a high level of competence and success is the work ethic fostered by the school’s demand for educational excellence. The process begins with the extremely high standards set by faculty for the quality of legal work in the classroom. Students meet these high standards, are challenged by the quality and quantity of work demanded, and are introduced at an early stage to the pressures characteristic of the practice of law.