LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center

Mission Statement

The mission of the Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center is to prepare, through a demanding and comprehensive program of legal education, a well-qualified and diverse group of men and women to be highly competent and ethical lawyers; to be leaders in private practice, public service, and commerce; and to be capable of serving the cause of justice and advancing the common good, consistent with the rule of law.

As a law school that strives to embody excellence in legal education, the Law Center seeks to create a vibrant, stimulating, diverse, and challenging educational environment through the admission of an exceptionally well-qualified and broadly diverse student body drawn from a rich cross section of backgrounds, talents, experiences, and perspectives from the State, the nation, and other jurisdictions, including those that share our Civilian heritage.  The quality of the intellectual community and the experiences of the student body are enriched by the commitment of the Law Center to support and assist in the continuing professional endeavors of our alumni; to serve members of the legal profession of the State, the nation, and the global community; to provide scholarly support for the continued improvement of the law; to promote the use of Louisiana’s legal contributions as reasoned models for consideration by other jurisdictions; to develop the Law Center as a bridge between the civil law and the common law; to facilitate the exchange of ideas among legal scholars; and to embrace the responsibilities of a public law school to the varied segments and regions of the State.

The LSU Law Center is accredited by the American Bar Association and the Southeastern Association of Colleges and Schools and is classified as a SREB Specialized institution.   Because of the civilian heritage of the State of Louisiana, graduates of the Law Center receive both the Juris Doctor degree and a Diploma in Comparative Law, recognizing the unique training of its student body in both the American common law and the civil law that governs the majority of jurisdictions in the global community.

Statement of Accreditation

The LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) and the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS-COC) to award the Juris Doctor degree, the Graduate Diploma in Comparative Law degree and the Master of Laws degree.

Accreditation for the ABA is administered and monitored through the Office of the Consultant on Legal Education/Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar. The address is 321 N. Clark Street, 21st Floor, Chicago, IL 60654; telephone (312) 988-6738.

Accreditation for the SACS-COC is administered and monitored through the Commission of Colleges. The Commission’s address is 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033; telephone 404-679-4500 at

The LSU Paul M. Hebert Law School is a member school of The Association of American Law Schools (AALS). The address for AALS is 1201 Connecticut Ave., N.W. Suite 800, Washington, D.C. 20036-2717; telephone (202) 296-8851.