Support Scholarships

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 2013-14 year, our state funds provide merely 30 percent of the cost of a legal education.  Resident tuition and fees have increased to over $18,900 for first-year students.  With fees, room and board, personal costs and transportation, the cost 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.

For additional information, please contact Karen Soniat of the Office of Alumni Relations at 225/578-8645 or

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.

We are grateful to all of our scholarship donors.