Louisiana State University--Baton Rouge (Hebert)

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400 Paul M. Hebert Law Center
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

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per year (full-time, out-of-state)

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The Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University--Baton Rouge has an application deadline of March 1. The full-time program application fee at the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University--Baton Rouge is $50. Its tuition is full-time: $19,816 per year (in-state) and full-time: $38,118 per year (out-of-state). The student-faculty ratio is 18.7:1. The Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University--Baton Rouge has 52 full- and part-time faculty on staff.

The Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University—Baton Rouge’s law school, is located on LSU’s main campus and recruits a student body made up of about 65 percent Louisianans. At LSU Law, students earn a J.D./C.L. at graduation—a law degree as well as a graduate diploma in comparative law. Law students can also earn another concurrent degree through a variety of dual degree program options, including a J.D./C.L./M.B.A. or a J.D./C.L./Master of Finance, both offered through LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business.

Students can get focused legal training through the school’s four clinics: the Juvenile Representation Clinic, the Domestic Violence Protection Clinic, the Immigration Legal Services Clinic, and the Family Mediation Clinic. The Hebert Law Center also houses a variety of research centers and institutions, including the Mineral Law Institute, the Louisiana Law Institute, and the Pugh Institute for Justice.

The law school student body balances school work with extracurricular activities, from the TGIF celebrations held on the Law Center steps each Friday to Assault and Flattery, an annual roast of Law Center professors. There are also a variety of student organizations to check out, including the Louisiana Oil and Gas Society and the Civilian Student Society. Journals at LSU Law include the Louisiana Law Review and the Journal of Energy Law and Resources.

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Year founded 1906
Public/private Public
Law school designation Regional


Application deadline March 1
Full-time program application fee $50
Part-time program application fee N/A
Admissions phone (225) 578-8646
Admissions email admissions@law.lsu.edu
Website http://www.law.lsu.edu


Full- and part-time faculty 52
Student-faculty ratio 18.7:1
Total faculty 72

Student Body

Enrollment (full-time) 585
Gender distribution (full-time)
Gender distribution (full-time)
J.D. candidates graduating in 2012-2013 218


Tuition and fees

full-time: $19,816 per year (in-state)
full-time: $38,118 per year (out-of-state)

Room and board $15,020


Employed at graduation2 36.8%
Median private sector starting salary $55,000
Median public service starting salary $41,500


Total volumes and volume equivalents 854,545

* Law School Overview details based on 2013 data

2. Represents the percentage of all 2012 graduates who had a full-time job lasting at least a year for which bar passage was required or a J.D. degree was an advantage. These employment rates are part of the data on placement success used to determine a school’s ranking.

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