Checklist

Each fall a new class of students is admitted to the Law Center. The following admission materials should be on file with the Office of Admissions no later than March 1 of the year in which admission is sought:

Application for Admission—Applications should be on file no later than March 1. Late applicants are at a competitive disadvantage for admission when compared with timely applicants.

Application Fee—A nonrefundable application fee of $50 must accompany the application.

Personal Statement—Each applicant is required to submit a personal statement. The personal statement provides an opportunity for the applicant to describe his/her personal and educational background.

Resume- Applicants are required to submit a resume with their application.

LSAT—All applicants must take the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT). The test is administered four times per year at numerous testing centers throughout the world. LSAT scores more than five years old will not be considered in the admissions process. Applicants may contact Law Services, Box 2001, Newtown, PA 18940 for details. 

The Credential Assembly Service—The Law Center requires its applicants to subscribe to the Credential Assembly Service (CAS).  The Office of Admissions will request this report, which includes LSAT scores, a writing sample, copies of all academic transcripts, and a summary of all undergraduate grades. CAS website:  http://www.lsac.org/jd/apply/cas.asp

Transcripts—Admitted applicants are required to arrange for the submission of official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work directly from all institutions to the Office of Admissions no later than June 30. The copies provided to LSU by LSAC are photocopies, and as such do not satisfy ABA and University requirements for enrolling students.

Letters of Recommendation—Letters of recommendation must be submitted through the Credential Assembly Service (CAS) of LSAC. Letters of recommendation should be written by teachers, employers, or others who have a significant personal knowledge of the applicant’s academic ability and aptitude for the study of law. Strictly personal letters do not assist Admissions Committee members in assessing potential aptitude for the study of law and should be avoided.

Prospective students are encouraged to call the Office of Admissions at 225/578-8646 with questions. We can also be reached by e-mail at admissions@law.lsu.edu.

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