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Your perfect law school in Louisiana is a click away with the full list of colleges below or by utilizing our proprietary matching tools found here. Our vast digital library of nearly 8,000 schools was designed with you in mind. You can quickly sort schools by size, student to teacher ratio, financial aid trends, tuition, and take a tour of hundreds of schools virtually. Law schools in Louisiana are very competitive institutions requiring students to have a high GPA & LSAT along with a bachelor’s degree in a related field of study like public policy, criminology, economics, or criminal justice. Once accepted, students can expect to invest around 3 years before earning a Juris Doctor (JD). After graduation, you will then be eligible to take the Louisiana state bar examination prior to practicing law in any public capacity.

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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.

Visit the website for Tulane University of Louisiana at

Program Details

  • Law program accredited since 1925
  • About 240 students graduate per year
  • Estimated tuition & fees are about $49,000 per year

Visit the website for Loyola University - New Orleans at

Program Details

  • Law program accredited since 1931
  • About 200 students graduate per year
  • Estimated tuition & fees are about $43,000 per year

Visit the website for Southern University Law Center at

Program Details

  • About 200 students graduate per year
  • Estimated tuition & fees are about $12,000 per year

Visit the website for Louisiana State University at

Program Details

  • About 190 students graduate per year
  • Estimated tuition & fees are about $20,000 per year

Average attorney salaries in Louisiana range between $40,000 to $124,000. 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.

  • Lafayette: $103,000
  • Shreveport, Bossier City: $102,000
  • Monroe: $89,000
  • Lake Charles: $64,000
  • Hammond: $65,000

Lawyer's in Louisiana Compared to Median Income Averages

+146% Above State Median Income

+185% Above National Median Income

Lawyer's in Louisiana take home an average 50.84 per hour. Annual earnings for Lawyer's working in the State of Louisiana average $105,740 which is 146% above the state median income and 185% above the national median income for all occupations. Employment for a Lawyer makes up just 0.36% of the working population in Louisiana and is limited due to the specific qualifications required along with the schooling involved in this career path. The increasing demand for qualified Lawyers coupled with the educational barrier to enter the field is met with a steady supply of eager college graduates anxious to make a long-lasting impact in the lives of others in and around Louisiana.

Average Income for a Lawyer in Louisiana

Employment Median Hourly Wage Median Annual Wage
Louisiana Lawyer 6,840 $50.84 $105,740
State Average 2,749,100 $20.68 $43,014.40
National Average 153,156,000 $17.82 $37,040
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
MEDIAN: $50.84
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, NCES, O*NET Online

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 lawyer school for information about the current school year.

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.