Southern University Law Center Personal Statement

APPLICATION CHECKLIST 

 

Register with the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) at LSAC.org.

The application deadline for all programs is May 1, 2018.

Take the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT). The LSAT is offered four times a year, in February, June, October, and December. 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 $50 nonrefundable fee) by clicking here.

 


Dual Degree Students

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.

Transfer Students

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 Admissions Office at 1-800-537-1135 (out of state) 1-800-552-5106 (in state).

Students Say

“This school is probably the most diverse school in the country in terms of the student body,” gushes a 2L. SULC is a historically black institution, and some 60 percent of the students are African American. Students come here “from all over the country,” and they “have very interesting backgrounds.” The range of ages is vast as well.
“Southern charm is alive and well at SULC.” A “kind and friendly” “family atmosphere” reigns supreme, and “a strong sense of camaraderie and support is evident in every aspect.” “Some people are competitive,” says a 1L, “but I don’t get that extremely competitive vibe from Southern.” “It’s a smaller law school,” explains a 2L, “which allows students to work more cooperatively, instead of against each other as at most law schools.” Most everyone “goes out of their way to help.” The biggest social divide is probably between the day program, which is generally composed of younger students, and the evening program, which is “mostly older professionals.”
During the school day, “the school regularly has speakers and attorneys come in during the noon hour to give practical advice on the practice of law.” Students are split when it comes to life beyond the confines of campus. Some tell us that Baton Rouge—the state capital and the second largest city in Louisiana—is a student’s Shangri-la, especially if you like music and food. Baton Rouge is home to unique art and culture, tons of festivals, and mouthwatering cuisine of every kind. When students take a break from hitting the books, a good number of bars and clubs and a raging live music scene keep life interesting. Other students aren’t feeling the cultural love, though. “The main chances for socialization seem to be at a bar or a church,” suggests a 2L. “What if you don’t drink or believe?”

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