By: Robert Glueck
The LSU Law Center has been ranked as the #8 Best Value Law School in the nation according to The National Jurist magazine. These rankings are designed to identify law schools where graduates have the highest chance of passing the state bar examination and obtaining legal employment without taking on a large amount of debt.
According to results released in October 2014 by the Committee on Bar Admissions of the Louisiana Supreme Court, LSU students once again had the highest bar passage rate in Louisiana. In addition, 94% of the LSU Law Class of 2014 was employed within 10 months of graduation with 98% of that class reporting.
Interim Co-Dean Corbett says the Law Center is “proud and gratified” of its #8 ranking, noting that LSU Law has landed among the Top 20 Best Value Schools for many years. Interim Co-Dean Corbett also notes that the formula used by The National Jurist takes into account “tuition levels, cost of living, student indebtedness, employment rate, and bar passage rates.”
President F. King Alexander points out that LSU Law was also ranked as one of the top 10 underrated law schools in the nation and believes that its most recent ranking is “a testament to the hard work of our faculty, staff, and students on campus.”