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Why Attend SULC


To prepare students for the practice of law, the program of study is designed to ensure that students graduate with a comprehensive knowledge of civil law and common law. Though emphasis is given to the substantive and procedural law of Louisiana, with its French and Spanish origins, Anglo-American law is well integrated into the curriculum. The civil law system of Louisiana offers law students a unique educational opportunity. The program of instruction examines the historical background of the civil law system and its development in the United States. Fundamental differences in method and approach and the results reached in the two systems are analyzed.

You will be trained in the art of advocacy, legal research, writing and analysis, legal theory and the social purposes of legal principles. Techniques to strengthen your abilities in legal reasoning are an integral part of the educational objectives of the Law Center. You will also be instructed in the ethics of the legal profession with emphasis on the professional responsibility of the lawyer to society. We develop leaders, and the program of study at the Southern University Law Center will prepare you for varied career opportunities as lawyers in government service, private enterprise, and non-traditional legal-related professions.