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A Place Where You Belong

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, it’s our mission to create an inclusive community where you feel supported and welcomed from your first day on campus. As a Jesuit institution, Loyola has been committed to social justice issues, rooted in service to others, since its founding more than a century ago. 

We ask our students to bring their whole, authentic selves to their studies. In return, we work hard to create a safe space where students can grow, ask hard questions, and challenge assumptions. These are not only the qualities of a great lawyer, they are also the values that will help us create a more just and fair society. 

Learn more about the diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives and resources available to students at Loyola Law.

Loyola Law Diversity at a Glance

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Law Professor Blaine LeCesne

Loyola Law's DEI Leadership

Professor Blaine LeCesne, J.D. serves as the College of Law’s Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. As a member of Loyola Law’s leadership team, Professor LeCesne works closely with law faculty and students, as well as Loyola’s Office of Equity and Inclusion, to create and expand diversity-focused programming and help realize the university’s Strategic Plan for Inclusive Excellence.

About Professor LeCesne

Phone: 504-861-5676


Read His Bio

A Welcoming Environment

When you’re at Loyola Law, you have a team of faculty, staff, and peers supporting your goals and inspiring your success.
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Removing Barriers to Law School

We encourage students from all backgrounds and experiences to apply to law school. From doctors and nurses to entrepreneurs and journalists, a legal education can enhance and benefit leaders from every industry. No matter where you start from, Loyola Law can help you achieve your next step. 

We’re taking action to remove barriers that prevent qualified candidates from choosing law school. That’s why we accept three options for admission to all of our Juris Doctor programs: GRE, LSAT, and JD-Next. Accepting different test scores means that those who might never have considered applying to law school may now do so. It reduces the time and financial burden of taking multiple exams, increases the diversity of thought and experience within the classroom and, ultimately, within the profession.

GRE Frequently Asked Questions

JD-Next Frequently Asked Questions


Every student requires different support to succeed. Our resources and support services cater to the diverse study body at Loyola Law.
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