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.
Good news! The Shreveport extension of the Southern University Law Center will begin classes in the renovated Shreve Memorial Library starting January 2022! The inaugural class will be eight #SULC students who are in their final semester.#WeAreSouthern #SUSLA pic.twitter.com/CnOqqh2VHW
— SU Law Center (@SouthernULaw) November 23, 2021
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.