Compliance with House Concurrent Resolution 69

The Louisiana Legislature passed House Concurrent Resolution 69 in the 2011 Legislative Session, replacing House Concurrent Resolution 197 of 2010. House Concurrent Resolution 69 urges and requests “each public institution of postsecondary education to report annually certain information to the House Committee on Education and the Senate Committee on Education and on its website.”

(1) A profile of the institution and its students.
(a) The purpose and mission of the institution. Please refer to: LSU Law Catalog, page 6.
(b) The institution’s admissions standards. Please refer to: J.D./D.C.L. Admission.
(c) A clear, accurate, and comprehensive description, annually updated, of the student body profile, which shall include but not be limited to the number and percentage of students enrolled by state or nation of residency and the average American College Test score or Scholastic Aptitude Test score. Please refer to: Student Demographics.
(d) Information regarding the institution’s tuition, fees, and total cost of attendance. Please refer to: Cost of Attendance, Tuition, Fees & Expenses.
(e) Information relating to affordability, including but not limited to the average amount of student loans, the percentage of students receiving financial aid, and the average amount of financial aid dollars awarded. This information is not provided on our website. However, the total amount of student loans, average amount borrowed, number of students borrowing, and grant amount of aid per recipient at 75th, 50th, and25th percentile is reported on the annual American Bar Association Questionnaire.
(f) The institution’s statistics regarding on-campus crime. Please refer to: LSU Crime Statistics.
(2) Indicators of student and faculty engagement
(a) The percentage of lower-level classes taught by full-time faculty. N/A
(b) The average teachingload by discipline, including the average number of credit hours taught per-student. The average faculty-to student ratio and class size information is provided at the following link: Standard 509 Information Report.
(c) The number and type of general education courses required for each degree program. N/A
(d) Criteria for transferring to the institution. Please refer to: Transfer Admission.
(e) The process for evaluating the effectiveness of each program. Consistent with other law schools, this information is not provided on our website. However, the information is documented in the Law Center’s latest report to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
(f) A clear explanation of student outcomes expected for each program and how such outcomes are measured. Consistent with other law schools, this information is not provided on our website. However, the information is documented in the Law Center’s latest report to Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
(g) A definition of what constitutes satisfactory academic progress for students. Please refer to LSU Law Catalog 2014-15, pages 29-31.
(h) The percentage of faculty members who possess the highest degree possible in their given fields of study. The percentage of faculty members who possess the highest degree possible in their given fields of study is not provided on website. However, all faculty members have earned a Juris Doctor degree in the United States or the equivalent outside of the United States. Profiles on each faculty member are provided on our website: Faculty Biographies.
(3) Measurements of academic achievement
(a) The freshman to sophomore student retention rates. N/A
(b) The institution’s four-year, five-year, and six-year graduation rates. N/A
(c) The percentage of students enrolled in remedial courses. N/A
(d) The average time it takes for a student to earn a degree. Consistent will other American Bar Association (ABA)-approved law schools, the average time for earning a degree is three years. The maximum time to earn a degree is four years. Please refer to: LSU Law Catalog 2014-15, pages 22-23.
(e) The average scores on externally validated, nationally benchmarked, outcome assessments in core areas including writing, mathematics, and general education, if applicable. Please refer to: Bar Passage Rate.
(f) Measurements of student satisfaction. While this information is not provided on our website, students submit faculty evaluations annually, and evaluations are available to all students. The Law Center is also a voluntary participant in the Law School Survey of Student Engagement (LSSSE), a national survey of students designed to provide information about the quality of the law student experience. The survey assists the Law Center in identifying aspects of the law school experience that can be improved and how those experiences compare with other law schools.
(g) Measurements of employee satisfaction. While this information is not provided on our website, employee comments are documented in annual personnel evaluations.
(h) The average scores on graduate school admission tests and licensure exams. Please refer to: LSAT/GPA.
(i) Admission rates of baccalaureate degree recipients into graduate programs. N/A
(j) Job placement rates by discipline. Please refer to: Employment & Salary Statistics.
(4) Indicators of institutional efficiency and fiscal conditions
(a) The percentage of the institution’s educational and general budget spent on the following:
(i) Instruction and academic support.
(ii) Research and public service.
(iii) Student services.
(iv) Administrative support.
(v) Operation and maintenance of facilities.
Consistent with other law schools, this information is not provided on our website. The National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) function expenditures are provided in the annual operating budget (Note: the percentage of budget is not specifically provided).
(b) The ratio of administrative staff to total staff. Consistent with other law schools, this information is not provided on our website. The Administrative staff information is provided in the annual operating budget and is reported in the LA Board of Regents (BOR) salary database (Note: ratio of administrative staff to total staff is not specifically provided).
(c) Measurements of classroom and laboratory space utilization. Please refer to the Classroom Utilization report on the LA Board of Regents website: Classroom Utilization.
(d) General fund appropriations per in-state full-time equivalent student. Consistent with other law schools, this information is not provided on our website. General fund expenditures per in-state full time equivalent (FTE) are not provided on our website. Direct expenditures per FTE are reported on the annual ABA Questionnaire. Appropriations per FTE are calculated by the LA Board of Regents for formula funding purposes.
(e) Total expenditures per full-time equivalent student. Consistent with other law schools, total expenditures per full-time equivalent student (FTE) are not provided on our website. Direct expenditures per FTE are reported on the annual ABA Questionnaire. Appropriations per FTE are calculated by the LA Board of Regents for formula funding purposes but are not specifically reflected on the BOR website.
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