J.D./D.C.L. Admission

Procedure

To apply to the LSU Law Center for the Juris Doctor/Graduate Diploma in Comparative Law, you must complete the following steps:

  1. Submit a complete application with the $50 application fee (nonrefundable).
  2. All applicants are required to take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) and register with the Law School Admissions Council’s Credential Assembly Service (CAS). LSAT scores more than five years old will not be considered. Transcripts should be sent directly to the CAS. For more information, please refer to www.LSAC.org or write to LSAC, Box 2000, Newtown, PA 18940.
  3. Applicants are required to submit a personal statement. The personal statement provides an opportunity for applicants to describe their personal and educational backgrounds. Resumés are also required.
  4. Applicants are required to submit two letters of recommendation, but the Law Center will accept up to three. All letters must be submitted through the Credential Assembly Services (CAS of LSAC). The letters should be from professors, employers, or others who have a personal knowledge of your academic ability and aptitude for the study of the law. Letters of recommendation from persons who lack such knowledge do not assist Admissions Committee members in assessing your potential aptitude for the study of the law, and thus, may not be considered.
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