Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University | Baton Rouge, United States
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University View All Law Schools
- Location: Paul M Hebert Law Ctr
- Parent School: Louisiana State University
- Year Founded: 1906
- Enrollment: 225
The Paul M. Hebert Law Center is a law school in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States, part of the Louisiana State University System and located on the main campus of Louisiana State University. Because Louisiana is a civil law state, unlike its 49 common law sister states, the curriculum includes both civil law and common law courses, requiring 94 hours for graduation, the most in the United States. In the Fall of 2002, the LSU Law Center became the sole United States law school, and only one of two law schools in the Western Hemisphere, offering a course of study leading to the simultaneous conferring of a J.D. (Juris Doctor), which is the normal first degree in American law schools, and a G.D.C.L. (Graduate Diploma in Comparative Law), which recognizes the training its students receive in both the common and the civil law.