Law Schools in Louisiana
Law schools in Louisiana are competitive, resulting in limited space and requiring high Law School Admission Test (LSAT) scores, a high GPA, and a bachelor's degree, preferably in an associated field. A law program generally takes three years to complete, resulting in a Juris Doctor (J.D.). Graduates wishing to practice law in Louisiana must pass the Bar Examination, which grants licensure and allows the graduate to become a lawyer. The law school page provides additional information regarding education and careers for interested individuals.
Average attorney salaries in Louisiana range between $42,000 to $132,000. The variety of employment options available to lawyers can result in a very broad pay range, however here is a list of average salaries from areas across Louisiana.
- New Orleans, Metairie, Kenner: $129,000
- Baton Rouge: $114,000
- Lafayette: $112,000
- Shreveport, Bossier City: $107,000
- Lake Charles: $70,000
Detailed List of Law Schools in Louisiana (4 Schools)
Only law schools accredited by the American Bar Association - Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar are listed below. Other law schools may also exist in Louisiana, however they are may not listed here.
Schools are sorted by size with the largest school first, based on the number of law students graduating each year.
Tulane University of Louisiana in New Orleans, LA
Visit the website for Tulane University of Louisiana at http://tulane.edu
- Law program accredited since 1925
- About 240 students graduate per year
- Estimated tuition & fees are about $46,000 per year
Louisiana State University (LSU) in Baton Rouge, LA
Visit the website for Louisiana State University at http://www.lsu.edu
- About 230 students graduate per year
- Estimated tuition & fees are about $20,000 per year
Loyola University - New Orleans in New Orleans, LA
Visit the website for Loyola University - New Orleans at http://www.loyno.edu
- Law program accredited since 1931
- About 220 students graduate per year
- Estimated tuition & fees are about $43,000 per year
Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, LA
Visit the website for Southern University Law Center at http://www.sulc.edu/
- About 180 students graduate per year
- Estimated tuition & fees are about $13,000 per year
Notes: Tuition & fee amounts are for both Louisiana in-state residents and out of state students, unless noted otherwise. The tuition information displayed is an estimate, which we calculated based on historical data and should be solely used for informational purposes only. Please contact the respective law school for information about the current school year.
Source: IPEDS Survey 2008-2014: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.