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Building Leaders Across the Gulf Coast

Earn Your Juris Doctor Degree at Loyola College of Law

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law is a bridge between those committed to justice and the communities that need them.

Between a group of dedicated learners and the experts who can shape them into lawyers. Between a world that's ready for change and the ones who are going to change it. When you choose Loyola Law for your legal education, you’ll prepare to practice the law with excellence and a deep commitment to justice.  

92% of our graduates from the class of 2022 were employed within 10 months of graduation.

Lale Brown

Build Meaningful Connections

“I think the small size allows for forming more meaningful connections—you can't help but get to know people. You’re studying all the time, but it’s nice to have people that can readily reach out to you.”

—Lale Brown, JD '24

Committed to You

Loyola Law is just the right size to help you achieve your goals. Our faculty and staff will get to know you and invest in your success. Your peers will challenge you to grow and see the world from new perspectives. The city of New Orleans will provide you with energy, inspiration, and a reason to celebrate your accomplishments. 

We know that great lawyers come from all backgrounds, disciplines, and industries. That’s why we’ve expanded our application options to remove barriers to applying to law school and help recruit a more diverse community of students—including you!

Explore all the ways you can apply to Loyola Law. 

JD Program Details 

The full-time day program has two curricular tracks:

  • Civil law, geared for students who will practice in Louisiana or other civil law or mixed tradition jurisdictions.
  • Common law, geared for students who are likely to practice in other states or other common law jurisdictions.

JD students complete 90 academic hours in civil law or common law. The full-time curriculum is sequenced over a period of six semesters of resident study; this is a minimum time frame, and the program may not be completed by acceleration in two and one-half years. Full-time first-year students will be scheduled by the administration in required foundational courses totaling 15 hours in the first semester and 14 hours in the second semester.

The part-time day program offers a common law or civil law track. The part-time curriculum is sequenced over a period of eight semesters of resident study.

Part-time first-year students will be scheduled by the administration in required foundational courses totaling 12 hours in the first semester and 11 hours in the second semester. Any student who begins in the part-time program must remain in that program for the first academic year.

Loyola Law’s flexible evening JD program combines two evenings of in-person learning with asynchronous online coursework that can be completed from anywhere, on any schedule. Students graduate with a JD in just four years.

Evening classes meet in-person on Tuesday and Thursday evenings between 5:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Students will earn 8-10 credits in the fall semester and another 8-10 credits in the spring semester, with an additional 3-6 credits taken over the summer semester.

Please visit our evening JD program page for details and application information.

A student who has pursued law study at another law school may apply for transfer or advanced standing admission by utilizing Loyola Law’s Transfer & Select Foreign Attorneys Application available through LSAC. Transfer applicants must also present evidence of eligibility required of entering students the year in which they began the study of law and present evidence of above-average academic study in their prior law record. 

Documents which must be submitted directly to the Office of Law Admissions (via prior to evaluation for transfer are:

  • Most recent CAS report (applicant must have completed 15 credit hours at current law school)
  • Two letters of recommendation; one letter must be written by a law professor
  • Letter of good standing from previous law school
  • Official copy of most recent law school transcript 
  • Explanation for transfer

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Experiential Learning at Loyola

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Madison Tuck

Challenge Yourself

“I have learned more in my first year of law school than any other year of my life, inside the classroom and outside the classroom. My classmates have challenged me to think in new and different ways and to confront beliefs I didn't even know I held.”

—Madison Tuck, JD ‘23 

You belong at Loyola Law.

Once you’re here, you’ll know for sure.

Start the conversation.

The answers you need to reach your goals.

Brylon Batiste

Define Success on Your Terms

“It’s wonderfully surprising that Loyola Law gives its students so many avenues for success. No one is left behind; everyone is given a fair chance to prove themselves as well as a variety of tools to do so.”

—Brylon Batiste, JD ‘26

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Tailor your law school experience to your needs.

At Loyola Law, our faculty and staff will partner with you to provide holistic services and resources to help you achieve your goals. We offer individual support and programs to support you inside and outside of the classroom.  

Giovani Pimentel-Galvan

Find Your Place

“I chose Loyola Law because when I came to visit and tour, I felt very comfortable and at home when I spoke with faculty and students. I immediately felt as if we were working together towards the ultimate goal of earning my Juris Doctor degree.”

—Giovani Pimentel-Galvan, JD ‘22 

Take the Lead in Your Career

Find out if Loyola Law is a good fit for you.