COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY

LSU Law is committed to diversity. Geographically our students hail from 28 states, including Louisiana, and eight foreign countries. We are an engaged community made up of citizens from the U.S. and abroad, culturally diverse with students of varying ethnic backgrounds and roughly half female and half male. Our students have served in the military, they’ve worked as teachers, journalists, social workers, and in government, politics, and other areas of interest. They are athletes, pilots, chefs, activists, comedians, and more. They bring a wealth of life and work experiences to our community and they enhance our classrooms with their differences. Our community is vibrant, inclusive, and intellectual. We pride ourselves on this accomplishment.

We invite you to join our community. For more information on admission, please contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@law.lsu.edu, or call 225/578-8646.

LSU Community—Diversity Statement

Diversity is fundamental to LSU’s mission and the entire University System is committed to creating and maintaining a living and learning environment that embraces individual difference. Cultural inclusion is of highest priority.

As a member of the LSU community, all campuses recognize that achieving national prominence depends on the human spirit, participation, and dedicated work of the entire University community. Our collective national flagship agendas will be realized by bringing together diverse ideas, perspectives, skills, and talents of the nation’s pre-eminent scholars, brightest students, and leading higher education professionals.

Through its Commitment to Community, the LSU community strives to create an inclusive, respectful, intellectually challenging climate that embraces individual difference in race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, spirituality, socio-economic status, disability, family status, experiences, opinions and ideas.

The LSU community proactively cultivates and sustains a campus environment that values open dialogue, cooperation, shared responsibility, mutual respect, and cultural competence—the driving forces that enrich and enhance cutting edge research, first-rate teaching, and engaging community outreach activities.

LSU Community Diversity Links

Diversity Links in Higher Education

Alliance for Equity in Higher Education

American Association of University Professors (AAUP)

American Council on Education (ACE)

Annual Status Report on Minorities in Higher Education by William B. Harvey

American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Association of American Colleges and Universities & the University of Maryland Diversity Web

Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU)

Center for Research on Education, Diversity & Excellence (CREDE)

College Board

Diversity Web

Economicdiversity.org

Education Commission of the States (ECS)

Ford Foundation

Kellogg Foundation

Pathways to College Network

Public Education Network

Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network

Russell Sage Foundation

State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO)

U.S. Census Bureau: Minority Links for Media

U.S. Department of Education

Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE)

LSU Law Student Organizations— Commitment to Diversity

  • Black Law Student Association
  • The LSU Law ACLU
  • The Christian Legal Society
  • The Federalist Society
  • The Legal Association of Women
  • SBA Amnesty International Legal Support Network
  • The International Law Society