Congratulations on your admission to the LSU Law Center, and welcome to our community! Below you will find important information needed as you make your final preparations to enroll in law school. You are always welcome to contact us with questions or concerns.
Additional Flexibility in Upperclass Course Selection
Second and third-year law students will now have greater flexibility to choose between international/comparative law courses and Louisiana civil law courses. The LSU joint law degree (JD/DCL) is now changed to the joint degree of Juris Doctor and Graduate Diploma in Comparative Law (JD/CL). The joint degree will remain a signature feature of the LSU Law Center’s academic program.
Character and Fitness
Standard 504 of the American Bar Association requires us to remind you that you will have to satisfy character and fitness qualifications to be admitted to the bar. Prior to matriculating, you should determine what those character and fitness requirements are in the state or states in which you intend to practice law after graduation. To do so, you may consult the website of the National Conference of Bar Examiners at www.ncbex.org. Students who are matriculating in law school should consult with an official of the bar to discover whether any past conduct could keep you from becoming admitted to the bar upon graduation from law school.
2013 Housing Guide – Read student reviews of housing options in and around Baton Rouge.
For additional information on housing options, please contact Admissions Coordinator Laurel Miceli.
Financing Your Legal Education
For information on “Financing Your Legal Education,” please contact the central Office of Student Aid at 225/578-3103 or visit the website: www.lsu.edu/financialaid
Office of Disability Services
If you have a disability that may require accommodation, please contact Benjamin Cornwell in the Office of Disability Services, 112 Johnston Hall, LSU, at 225/578-5919.
Student Health Insurance
LSU sponsors various levels of optional Student Health Insurance that provide coverage for students and their dependents. For more information, visit the Student Health Center, corner of West Chimes and Infirmary Road, or reach them at www.lsu.edu/shc or 225/578-6271.
Admitted Students Events
March 28, 2014 – Admitted Student Reception at Chancellor Weiss’ House
March 29, 2014 – Admitted Student Visiting Day
April 11, 2014 - Admitted Student Visiting Day II
August 14-15, 2014 – Mandatory Entering Class Orientation
August 18, 2014 – Classes begin
LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center
Office of Admissions
202 Law Center
110 LSU Union Bldg.
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-0106
225/578-8646, ph., 225/578-8647, fax