The LSU Law Center has been ranked the No. 23 Best Value Law School in the nation by National Jurist Magazine, a legal education publication. LSU Law is the only Louisiana law school, public or private, included in the Best Value rankings.
The Best Value Law School rankings is designed to find the law schools where graduates have excellent chances of passing the bar and getting a legal job without taking on a ton of debt, according to the publication.
Law schools are ranked using a formula of percentage of graduates who pass the bar exam (15 percent), employment rate (35 percent), tuition (25 percent), cost of living (10 percent) and average indebtedness upon graduation (15 percent). All data comes from the ABA with the exception of average indebtness, which comes from U.S. News & World Report.
Published for the 11th time since 2004, the Best Value Law Schools ranking “is designed to recognize the law schools where graduates have excellent chances of passing the bar and getting a legal job without taking on a ton of debt” according to National Jurist Magazine.
LSU Law students traditionally achieve the state’s highest bar exam passage rate, and employment numbers for the school have remained strong. For the Class of 2016, 91 percent of LSU Law graduates were employed as of 10 months after graduation, with 95 percent reporting. More than 82 percent of the graduates were employed in positions where bar passage was required, and an additional 12 percent were employed in positions where J.D. was an advantage.
About LSU Law Center
From its founding in 1906, the LSU Law Center has offered its students a legal education recognized for its high standards of academic excellence, an outstanding teaching and research facility, and integrated programs in Louisiana civil law and Anglo-American common law. Students at LSU Law are trained rigorously in the same common law and federal law subjects that are taught at other leading American law schools. The curriculum also reflects the Law Center’s role as a curator of the civil law.