The Southern University Law Center says it is on track to begin classes in January 2022 at a new off-campus instructional site in downtown Shreveport with an inaugural class of eight students.
The Shreveport extension of the Southern University Law Center has been established within a newly renovated space at Shreve Memorial Library in downtown Shreveport.
It is the first phase of a plan more than in two years in the making to establish a pathway to legal education opportunities in the North Louisiana region, beginning with a “Semester in Shreveport” that will consist of third-year law students completing up to 16 hours of coursework during their final year in Spring 2022 and 2023.
Known as a “Semester in Shreveport,” it will consist of third-year law students completing up to 16 hours of coursework in Shreveport during their final year in Spring 2022 and 2023.
The next phase is the expansion of the off-campus instructional site in Shreveport-Bossier and piloting a “Year in Shreveport” for 3rd-year students. The plan also calls for the establishment of a second location in the region. The final phase will be an expansion to a branch campus and a full four-year, part-time, evening/weekend, 90-hour program designed to serve non-traditional students in the Shreveport-Bossier, Northwest, and Northwest Louisiana regions.
According to SULC’s plan, the inaugural targeted first-year branch campus class would commence in fall 2025 with an initial enrollment of 40 to 50 students. Ultimately, the university expects a total target enrollment of 150 to 200 students by fall 2029.