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Each fall a new class of students is admitted to the Law Center. The following admission materials should be on file with the Office of Admissions no later than July 1 of the year in which admission is sought:

Application for Admission—Applications should be on file no later than July 1.

Application Fee—A nonrefundable application fee of $50 must accompany the application.

Personal Statement—Each applicant is required to submit a personal statement. The personal statement provides an opportunity for the applicant to describe his/her personal and educational background.

Resume- Applicants are required to submit a resume with their application.

LSAT—All applicants must take the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT). The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is an integral part of law school admission in the United States, Canada, and a growing number of other countries. The LSAT is administered in two parts. The first part of the test is a multiple-choice exam that includes reading comprehension, analytical reasoning, and logical reasoning questions. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Law School Admission Council has been delivering the multiple-choice exam in the form of the LSAT-Flex, which is online and remotely proctored. The second part of the test is a written essay, called LSAT Writing. LSAT Writing is also administered online using secure proctoring software that can be installed on the candidate’s own computer; LSAT Writing can be taken as early as eight (8) days prior to the multiple-choice exam. LSAT scores more than five years old will not be considered in the admissions process. Applicants may contact Law Services, Box 2001, Newtown, PA 18940 for details.

The Credential Assembly Service—The Law Center requires its applicants to subscribe to the Credential Assembly Service (CAS).  The Office of Admissions will request this report, which includes LSAT scores, a writing sample, copies of all academic transcripts, and a summary of all undergraduate grades. CAS website:  http://www.lsac.org/jd/apply/cas.asp

Transcripts—Admitted applicants are required to arrange for the submission of official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work directly from all institutions to the Office of Admissions no later than July 1. The copies provided to LSU by LSAC are photocopies, and as such do not satisfy ABA and University requirements for enrolling students.

Letters of Recommendation—The LSU Law Center requires two letters of recommendation, and will accept up to three.  Letters of recommendation must be submitted through the Credential Assembly Service (CAS) of LSAC. Letters of recommendation should be written by teachers, employers, or others who have a significant personal knowledge of the applicant’s academic ability and aptitude for the study of law. Strictly personal letters do not assist Admissions Committee members in assessing potential aptitude for the study of law and should be avoided.

Prospective students are encouraged to call the Office of Admissions at 225/578-8646 with questions. We can also be reached by e-mail at lawadmissions@lsu.edu.