How to Apply
Select from one of the programs below to view application instructions and apply. The application deadline date for all programs is May 1. The Office of Admissions is here to guide you through every step of the application process.
- Register with the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) at LSAC.org.
- Take the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT). The LSAT is offered several times a year. Register to take the test by clicking here.
- Subscribe to the Credential Assembly Services (CAS) by clicking here. At this step don’t forget to gather your transcripts and request your letters of recommendation. If you completed and received your undergraduate degree or any post-graduate courses after submitting your application, please send a final official transcript indicating the conferring of the degree and the completion of such courses directly to SULC as soon as it is available.
- Submit your electronic application to SULC (with a $75 non-refundable fee) by clicking here.
Dual Degree Programs
In conjunction with Southern University-Baton Rouge, SULC is proud to offer students the opportunity to earn more than one degree through a dual degree curriculum. Students applying for admission to the JD/Masters of Public Administration Dual Degree Program must submit all of the documentation required of a first year student outlined above, as well as submit a separate application to the Graduate School of Southern University-Baton Rouge with an official copy of your GRE report. You have to be a full-time student to apply to the dual degree program.
The Law Center awards only one degree, the Juris Doctor Degree. However, through collaborative agreements with two of the graduate schools at Southern University and A&M College, which is also a part of the Southern University System, Law Center students may earn dual degrees: the JD/MPA (Master of Public Administration) degrees and the JD/MBA (Master of Business Administration) degrees. Students are allowed to earn credits toward both degrees concurrently.
The JD/MPA (Master of Public Administration) degrees require a minimum of four years to complete. Students take classes in both the Law Center and the Southern University A&M Baton Rouge (SUBR) College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. A minimum of 84 hours of law coursework and 36 hours of public administration coursework are required for graduation. Separate applications to both the Law Center and the Graduate School of SUBR must be made [Southern University Law Center 2020-2022 Catalog JD/MPA]. A successful candidate of the JD/MPA dual degree program will be awarded a Juris Doctor degree from the Law Center and an MPA degree from Southern University-Baton Rouge. (Southern University Law Center 2020-2022 Catalog JD/MPA).
The JD/MBA (Master of Business Administration) degrees require at a minimum, four years to complete. Students take classes in both the Law Center and the SUBR College of Business (COB). At the end of the fourth year, students who have earned a minimum of 84 credit hours at the Law Center and 36 hours at SUBR COB MBA program and who have satisfied all other requirements for graduation at both institutions, will be awarded the J.D. degree from the Law Center and the MBA degree from the SUBR COB. Separate applications to both the Law Center and the Graduate School of SUBR must be made. [Southern University Law Center 2020-2022 Catalog JD/MBA].
Law Center students may earn a certificate in public law by completing a specific course of study that includes classes that are designated as public law courses. These additional 15 hours make up the public law curriculum and must be completed by maintaining a minimum of a 3.00 GPA average in the specific courses. [Southern University Law Center 2020-2022 Catalog Public Law Certificate]. Law Center students may earn a certificate in tax law by completing a specific course of study that includes classes that are designated as tax law courses. These additional 15 hours make up the tax law curriculum. [Southern University Law Center 2020-2022 Catalog Tax Law Certificate]; [Tax Law Certificate Courses].
SULC welcomes students from other law schools. Students applying for admission to the Southern University Law Center as transferees must submit (1) all of the general documentation described above; (2) a letter from the dean of the ABA-approved law school previously attended certifying academic good standing and completion of the required first year curriculum; (3) an official transcript from the law school previously attended; and (4) a letter of recommendation from a law professor.
For more information or questions on any of the information contained above feel free to contact the Admission and Recruitment Department at 1-800-537-1135 (out of state) 1-800-552-5106 (in state).