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Southern University Law Center, a campus of the Southern University System, opened for instruction in September of 1947. Its concept was born out of a response of a lawsuit by a black resident, Charles J. Hatfield, III, seeking to attend law school at a state institution. On December 16, 1946, Louisiana State Board of Education took steps to establish a Law School for African-Americans at Southern University to be in operation for the 1947-1948 session.
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|(Location) Baton Rouge, LA|
Southern Law School is considered a Somewhat Competitive law school, which accepts only 70% of its applicants. Comparatively, Southern is Significantly Lower than the average cost for law school.
|Class of 2024||588||407 (69.22%)||210 (35.7%)|
|Living at home:||$18,888|
Early Decision 1 : 09/01
Early Decision 2 : N/A
Regular Decision : 06/10
Application Fee : $50
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Southern Law School is considered to have a Somewhat Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Above Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Southern is Above Average.
The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. Southern University 1L section size is 32% smaller than law schools in Louisiana and 40% smaller than all PUBLIC law schools.
Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The Southern University class of 2019 had an employment rate of 76% with 1% pursuing an additional degree.
In 2019, 70.2%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.