For the tenth consecutive year, the LSU Law Center has been named a Best Value Law School by the legal publication preLaw Magazine. LSU Law is ranked the No. 19 in the latest figures.
LSU Law is the only Louisiana law school, public or private, included in the Best Value rankings.
“It is exciting to be recognized for being a great value,” LSU Law Dean Tom Galligan said. “While our focus is always on the students, their education, and preparation for the legal world rather than the rankings, it is nice to be honored for providing an excellent legal education at a reasonable cost.”
The Best Value Law School ranking 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 indebtedness, which comes from U.S. News & World Report.
Published for the 12th 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 2017, 93 percent of LSU Law graduates were employed as of 10 months after graduation, with 96 percent reporting. More than 93 percent of the graduates were employed in positions where bar passage was required.
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.