Southern University Law Center

Overview of Southern University Law Center

The main campus of Southern University Law Center is in Baton Rouge, LA (a medium-sized city). The school is a public school.

Areas of Study

Southern University Law Center tends to concentrate its instruction in a few key disciplines. The school students most commonly major in a field related to law.

Southern University Law Center Selectivity

Southern University Law Center does not accept everyone who applies.


The school's faculty/student ratio compares favorably with most colleges. Southern University Law Center offers tenure to reward and retain some professors. Salaries for full-time faculty at the school are higher than most, allowing the school to afford quality teaching.

Student Body

Southern University Law Center has a larger minority student population than most schools.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"The Southern University Law Center is dedicated to offering students from diverse backgrounds a quality legal education in civil and common law that will prepare them to be highly effective, competent, ethnical professionals who possess a deep sense of community. The Law Center reaffirms its historical commitment of providing legal educational opportunities to under-represented racial, ethnic, and economic groups in pursuit of the Juris Doctor Degree."

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Southern University Law Center

Southern University Law Center
Baton Rouge , LA 70813
General Phone: (225) 771-2552

Southern University Law Center Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]

Number of programs and degrees for Southern University Law Center in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
First-professional degree1251

Southern University Law Center Student Body

In 2007-2008, Southern University Law Center had a total enrollment of 493 students.

Students By Class:

Group Percent
First Professional 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 40%
Black 58%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
22-24 40%
25-29 38%
30-34 8%
35-39 5%
40-49 5%
50-64 3%

Southern University Law Center Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Baton Rouge, Louisiana for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Louisiana Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Southern University Law Center Admissions and Selectivity

Application Requirements:

Years of College Work Before Admittancenot required

Southern University Law Center Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount

Financial Aid:
Southern University Law Center participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 002025A1)

Southern University Law Center Faculty

Southern University Law Center has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track14
Non-tenured and not on tenure track56

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year2*1*
Assistant professorcalendar year0*3$74,993
All faculty totalcalendar year2*4$81,430

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year8$118,7315$108,951
Associate professoracademic year3$95,3850*
Assistant professoracademic year5$76,9107$71,267
Instructoracademic year1*1*
All faculty totalacademic year17$98,26713$85,579

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Southern University Law Center Degree Programs (2007)

Law (LLB, JD)

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Southern University Law Center Highlights

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What Sets Southern University Law Center Apart:

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Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
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Top 11%Southern University Law Center Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
Minority % of student body
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 18%Southern University Law Center Minority % of student body

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