"I am an Assistant District Attorney with the Bronx County District Attorney's Office. LSU helped to prepare me for this job by offering the Trial Advocacy program, advanced trial classes, and the Juvenile Representation Clinic."
LSU currently ranks among the top 30 public universities in total research awards. The University's total federal funding; from agencies such as the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and the Department of Homeland Security; has increased 86 percent or more than $90 million over the last five years.
The LSU Law Center established a joint J.D./D.C.L. program under which its graduates receive the J.D. (Juris Doctor) and a D.C.L. (Graduate Diploma in Comparative Law) upon completion of the 94 credit hour, six-semester course of study. To graduate, all students must satisfy the requirements for both degrees. Both the J.D. and the D.C.L. are first-level professional school degrees.
The Joint Degree Program is designed to strengthen the Law Center's leadership role as curator of the Louisiana Civil Code and of the Civil Law generally; extend recognition to Law Center graduates, who, in order to master both the Civil and the Common Law Systems, must satisfy one of the nation's highest course credit hour requirements; and position the Law Center as a leader among American law schools in the globalization of its curriculum.
The joint degree is a further step toward the enrichment of the curricular opportunities afforded to - and requirements imposed upon - LSU Law students.