Admission Procedures

Students beginning the study of law are admitted only in the fall semester. The following information and materials must be filed with the Law Center Admission office:

Formal Application: Applications may be completed online at Applications, together with current official transcripts and letters of recommendation, should be filed before the end of the fall semester of the year prior to admission, unless the deadline is extended. Any application received later than March 31 for the Day Division and May 1 for the Evening Division will not be processed for admission in August.

Application Fee: A $75 nonrefundable application fee will be required of all persons seeking admission.

Official Transcripts: Transcripts showing credits earned at a college or university must be forwarded to the Law Center. If courses of study in a college or university are taken after the application is submitted, official supplemental transcripts must be submitted to cover the subsequent study. First year students will not be permitted to register for the fall semester without producing an official transcript showing degree(s) earned  before enrolling in the Law Center. 

The Law School Admissions Test: All applicants are required to take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) prior to admission. LSAT and CAS information may be obtained from any law school, university campus testing center, or from the Law School Admission Council. Applicants can register for the test online, by telephone or by obtaining a form from LSAC. To use LSAC’s online registration service, go to, or call (215) 968-1001.

The Law School Admission Council (LSAC) provides two important and primary services to law school applicants: The Credential Assembly Service (CAS) and the LSAT. The Southern University Law Center requires the 12-month subscription service with LSDAS. Fees for these services may vary from year to year.

The results of the examination are certified to all schools selected by the applicant. The examination is administered nine times a year at designated centers throughout the United States.

Confirmation: The applicant is responsible for submission of supporting documents to the LSAC on or before the deadline of March 31 for the Day Division and May 1 for the Evening Division. Notification of the committee’s decision will be mailed to the applicant and made accessible online.

Immunization Policy: An applicant accepted for admission must submit proof of immunization to the Law Center prior to registration in accordance with Louisiana Revised Statute 17:170.

Seat Deposit: Applicants who have been accepted for admission must pay a $200 seat deposit to secure a seat in the incoming first-year class. The seat deposit amount is subject to change and is non-refundable.