“I am delighted to report that the LSU Law Center has been accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award the J.D./D.C.L. (Graduate Diploma in Civil Law), and LL.M. degrees,” said Chancellor Jack Weiss upon receiving the news of the initial accreditation on December 7.
SACS is a private, nonprofit, voluntary organization founded in 1895 and located in Atlanta. The Commission on Colleges, as part of the Association, accredits higher education degree-granting institutions. The process for initial and continued accreditation involves a collective analysis and judgment by the institution’s internal constituencies; informed review by peers external to the institution; and a decision by elected members of the Commission on Colleges.
The Law Center accreditation was a multi-year process. The Law Center is deeply indebted to all who worked so hard to make our independent accreditation a reality.