In 2020, the Law Center received more than 1,000 applications for the J.D./C.L. program for an enrolled class of 206.
The first-year class in Fall 2020 includes graduates from 76 colleges and universities throughout the nation. Men make up 48% of the class; 52% percent are women. Nineteen percent of the class members are students of color. The median LSAT of entering students is 155; average GPA is 3.45. They have 50 different undergraduate degrees, with the most popular being political science, history, English, finance, sociology, psychology, economics, business and biology.
Notably, 11 students are enrolled in the 3+3 Program, which provides eligible students from the Humanities and Social Sciences, and the Manship School of Mass Communication, to be admitted to the Law Center prior to completing and undergraduate degree.
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.
The class of 2023 represents 23 states and two foreign 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. 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.