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Your Gifts at Work: Katherine Dukes

Katherine Dukes

Third-year LSU Law student Katherine Dukes

New Orleans native Katherine Dukes could have attended any law school she wanted to after earning her undergraduate degree in sports management from Howard University in 2016. Though she didn’t plan on returning to Louisiana when she left for college, she missed home and toured every university in the state when she decided to pursue an advanced degree.

She chose to attend LSU Law because of the warm welcome she received from the faculty and staff here—and how helpful the school has been with scholarships.

The scholarships she has received are especially significant because Dukes is also pursuing an MBA at LSU while she earns her law degree. Her first two years were spent in law school, last year was all business and this year is a mixture of both as she works to graduate with both degrees this spring.

“So the scholarships are really helpful this year because I’m paying fees at both schools,” Dukes says. “Without the scholarships, it would have been so much tougher and I don’t know how I would be able to afford it.”

At LSU Law, Dukes is an heavily involved in the Black Law Students Association, she has done pro bono work with the Public Interest Law Society and she’s currently the president of the Sports Entertainment Media Law student organization.

Support LSU Law scholarships

To attract and retain a talented student body at LSU Law, 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.

Resident tuition has increased to over $23,000 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.

Learn more about how you can support scholarships at LSU Law.