Southern University Law Center adds Shreveport site

November 27, 2021 GMT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — The Shreveport campus of the Southern University Law Center will begin classes in a renovated library in January.

The inaugural class will be comprised of eight Southern University Law students who will be in their last semester, The Shreveport Times reported.

There are plans for another group of students to take their final semester at the Shreveport campus in spring 2023, officials said.

The long-range goal is for the Shreveport campus to serve professionals who are seeking law degrees on four-year tracks during nights and weekends, the newspaper reported.

“I meet people all the time who say I want to go but all of the law schools are in southern Louisiana,” said Deleso Alford, off-campus instructional site director. “What I say is you’re closer now. We’re going to remove all excuses to say if you want it, we’re here.”