LSU Law School

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The Paul M. Hebert Law Center is a law school in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, part of the Louisiana State University System and located on the main campus of Louisiana State University. Because Louisiana is a civil law state, unlike its 49 common law sister states, the curriculum includes both civil law and common law courses, requiring 97 hours for graduation, the most in the United States. In the Fall of 2002, the LSU Law Center became the sole United States law school, and only one of two law schools in the Western Hemisphere, offering a course of study leading to the simultaneous conferring of a J.D. (Juris Doctor), which is the normal first degree in American law schools, and a B.C.L. (Bachelor of Civil Law), which recognizes the training its students receive in both the Common and the Civil Law. The Paul M. Hebert Law Center is unique among university-affiliated law schools because it is an autonomous campus of, rather than a dependent college of, its larger university. This structure has been criticized for impeding the development of joint degree programs and indirectly lowering the university's rankings due to a lowering of aggregate aid to the university system. Its designation as a Law Center, rather than Law School, derives not only from its campus status but from the centralization on its campus of J.D. and post-J.D. programs, foreign and graduate programs, including European programs at the University of Lyon III School of Law, Lyon, France, and Louvain Belgium, and the direction of the Louisiana Law Institute and the Louisiana Judicial College, among other initiatives.

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LSU Law School Admissions

LSU Law School is considered a Somewhat Competitive law school, which accepts only 60% of its applicants. Comparatively, Lsu is Lower than the average cost for law school.

Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2026 715 423 (59.16%) 172 (24.1%)
25% Median 75%
GPA 3.12 3.48 3.70
LSAT 153 155 158

Tuition And Financial Aid

In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $21,947 $41,297
Part Time N/A N/A

Living Expenses

  • Living on-campus: $21,049
  • Living off-campus: $22,036
  • Living at home: $17,046

Important Dates

  • Early Decision 1: N/A
  • Early Decision 2: N/A
  • Regular Decision: N/A
  • Application Fee: $50

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LSU Law School Community

LSU Law School is considered to have a Somewhat Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Above Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Lsu is Below Average.

Student body

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Faculty Statistics

  • Full Time: 30
  • Part Time: 32


  • # Female Faculty: 17
  • # Minority Faculty: 7


17.8 Students

1 Faculty

Housing Options

  • On Campus Housing: No
  • Graduate Housing: No
  • Law Specific Housing: No

LSU Law School Curriculum

The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. LSU Law School 1L section size is equal to law schools in Louisiana and 6% smaller than all PUBLIC law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

LSU Law School: 124
Louisiana Average: 124
PUBLIC School Average: 132

Positions Available in Advanced Courses

  • Simulation Courses: 606
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics: 104

Students Involved in Advanced Activities

  • Field Placements: 170
  • Law Journals: 89
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials: 0

Attrition Rates

  • First Year: 11.1%
  • Second Year: 0.0%
  • Third Year: 0.0%
  • Fourth Year: 0.0%

LSU Law School Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The LSU Law School class of 2021 had an employment rate of 94% with 3% pursuing an additional degree.

Employment Comparison

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In 2021, 72.3%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 50.0%
  • Business: 15.0%
  • Government: 11.0%
  • Public Interest: 5.0%
  • Academia: 3.0%
  • Louisiana: 67%
  • Texas: 16%
  • Georgia: 3%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 72.3%
  • First Time Takers: 213
  • Average School: 84.4%
  • Average State: 69.7%
  • Pass Difference: 14.8%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • Louisiana: 69.7%
  • Passed: 130 of 154 (84.4%)
  • State Average: 69.7%
  • Difference: 14.8%