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Southern University Law Center

We are proud to say that we are one of the most diverse law schools in the nation, in both our faculty and student body and have consistently been recognized for awarding law degrees with the most value at graduation. We have been successful in training more than 3,000 lawyers who have made their mark in all aspects of the legal profession. Our graduates are practitioners in large and small law firms, members of the judiciary, and are leaders in local, state, and national government. We are also proud of our history that's inextricably tied to the civil rights struggle dating back to the 1950s, and note that our graduates are still in the forefront of litigating cutting-edge civil and human rights issues of today. The mentoring approach that we take at the Southern University Law Center creates a special environment that undergirds the teaching and learning process and enriches our student's matriculation during law school and life beyond. Not only are we equipping our students with the tools to become outstanding lawyers, but we are also equipping them with the tools to become leaders in society.

Contact Info

Address: 2 Roosevelt Steptoe Dr, Baton Rouge, LA 70813
Admission Phone: (225) 771-4976
Admission Email: [email protected]

2016 Quick Overview

The Below Data Compiled By: The American Bar Association 

Student-faculty ratio26:1
Tuition $14,956 per year (full-time, in-state)
$26,556 per year (full-time, out-of-state)
$13,200 per year (part-time, in-state)
$24,800 per year (part-time, out-of-state)
Tuition Guarantee Program0
Estimated Living Expenses$18,921
Founded In1953
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadline05/01/17
Full-time program application fee$ 50
Financial Aid Deadline04/15/17
Can first years start other than fall?No

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Real Time Applicant Admissions Data

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Real Time HIC User Applicant Status Admissions Data


Username LSAT GPA Status Scholarship Sent Received Decision Updated
ramosj488 143 A 3.24


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Sanderson 145 P 2.80

Interested In Applying

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BredricB 143 A 2.94

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ccaffe4 147 A 3.00

Interested In Applying

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tylerabrice 150 P 3.25

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
Emily2018 144 P 3.20


12/28/17 12/28/17 - 3 months ago
sonta01 143 A 2.23


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Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants606428164
Number of Offers402300102
Number of Matriculants17110764
75% GPA3.163.282.98
Median GPA2.862.962.6
25% GPA2.522.682.3
75% LSAT141142140
Median LSAT143144142
25% LSAT146146144
2016 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students618
Total Students Receiving Grants69
% of Students Receiving Grants11.2
75% Grant Amount$5,700
Median Grant Amount$3,800
25% Grants Amount$1,900
Scholarships awarded based on maintaining a certain academic performance
Offering Conditional Scholarships:Yes
Students Entering With a Scholarship26
Eliminated (Students who lost scholarship)12
% of Students Who Lost Scholarship46%

  • % of Total Less Than Half Tuition (6.3)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (4.7)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (0)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (0.2)

2016 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (192)
  • Hispanics (12)
  • Black or African American (320)
  • Asian (4)
  • American Indian / Native (4)
  • Other (28)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (0)
  • Two or more races Total (23)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (0)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (5)

  • Total Women% (55.9)
  • Total Men% (44.1)
Southern University Law Center Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2015 197 53.19% 68.63% -15.44%
2014 161 55.75% 69.65% -13.90%
2013 168 46.62% 58.72% -12.10%

Total Graduates 2016

  • Employed Bar Exam Required (128)
  • Employed J.D. Advantage (43)
  • Employed Other (14)
  • Unemployed (76)
  • Pursuing Graduate Degree (1)

The Above Data Compiled By:  The American Bar Association