SULC Graduation 2019

Last Updated on January 18, 2023

Greetings, one and all! Welcome to the official SULC Graduation 2019 website. The main purpose of this site is to keep you up-to-date with information related to the event, including information on how to apply for graduation, how to register as a speaker/performer/performer, where and when the event will be held, and much more.

There were no special effects, no fireworks, and no gourmet dinner when SULC students graduated on a beautiful June evening. Instead, there was a sense of pride and accomplishment for the 25 SULC students who graduated that nigh

SULA is celebrating its graduates this year and will hold the graduation ceremony on Wednesday, June 12th. The keynote speaker for this ceremony is Paulo Coelho, a Brazilian novelist, lyricist and journalist who gained fame with his 1986 novel The Pilgrimage. Click here to view the full details of the event.

The Student Union leadership council is comprised of students who have achieved the highest GPA in their respective SENs (School of Environment and Natural Sciences) or CSS (College of Science Students) and led in taking to action student concerns on a higher level. The ULC is the highest honor for student leaders at the University of Virginia, and only sixteen are selected each spring to serve as members. However, this honor does not stop there. Once you have served as ULC member, you have then gone on to be considered as a potential officer position within your senate or council.

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2019 Commencement Photo Gallery


Southern University Commencement

These resources are provided to help prepare degree candidates and their guests for the commencement ceremony, which is under the direction of the Office of Academic Affairs and the SUBR Commencement Committee.


  • Due to COVID-19, this in-person ceremony is open only to graduates and up to five ticketed guests each, and other participants.
  • All participants and guests must wear face coverings/masks for the duration of the ceremony and while on campus. 
  • All participants and guests are subject to temperature checks before entering the stadium.
  • No outside congregation will be allowed after the commencement ceremony.

National Comparison: Overview of Facts

#3 in Presence of Minority Faculty

SULC ranks #3 in terms of the highest percentage of faculty who are racial or ethnic minority (75.2%).

#8 in Presence of Minority Students

SULC ranks #8 in terms of the highest percentage of students who are racial or ethnic minority (68.3%).

#27 in Presence of Female Faculty

SULC is tied for #27 in terms of the highest percentage of faculty who are female (47.8%).

#175 in Bar Passage Rate

SULC ranks #175 in terms of bar passage rate among first-time test takers (57.8%), and it underperforms by -18.8% the state of Louisiana’s overall bar passage rate of 76.6%. (A national comparison on this metric should be taken in a qualified sense and with caution, because every state has a different bar passage rate.)

#185 in Acceptance Rate

SULC ranks #185 in terms of student selectivity with an acceptance rate of 65.2% among those who applied for admission.

#189 in Student to Faculty Ratio

SULC is tied for #189 in terms of lowest student to faculty ratio (17.0:1).

#191 in Median LSAT

SULC is tied for #191 in terms of the median LSAT score (144) among those applicants granted admission who enrolled as full-time students. The LSAT measures reading comprehension, analytical reasoning, and logical reasoning.

#193 in Median Undergraduate GPA

SULC ranks #193 in terms of highest median undergraduate GPA (2.83) among those applicants granted admission who enrolled as full-time students.

#213 in Highest Tuition (out-of-state)

#268 in Highest Tuition (in-state)
SULC ranks #213 in terms of highest tuition among full-time law students for its out-of state tuition of $29,090, and it ranks #268 in terms of highest tuition among full-time law students for its in-state tuition of $16,490. We rank from a total of 283 tuition rates from 194 law schools, ranking twice those law schools that have different in-state and out-of-state tuition rates. Room and board expenses average $14,000 per year.

About this Report

This report was released in spring 2019.


References to the lowest, median, and highest GPA and LSAT scores reflect those of the 25th, 50th, and 75th percentile, respectively, among those applicants granted admission who enrolled as full-time students in fall 2018.

Acceptance Rates

The acceptance rate is that of applicants granted admission as full-time students for classes commencing in fall 2018. The acceptance rate of the applicants does not reflect actual enrollment rates, a subset figure.

Student-to-Faculty Ratios

The student-to-faculty ratio shows the number of students for that class per faculty member. This ratio reflects the applicants granted admission who enrolled as full-time students in fall 2018.

Bar Passage Rates

The bar passage rates reflect those among first-time test takers for the winter and summer 2017 administrations of the bar examinations. The state noted is that in which the greatest number of the law school’s graduates took the bar exam for the reported period.

Employment Rates

The employment rates shown are those of the 2017 full-time graduates at the time of graduation and ten months after graduation.

Law Library Volumes

The data indicate the number of print and microform volumes, as well as volume equivalents.

Gender, Race & Ethnicity

The data shown indicate the percentage of the faculty that are male and female, respectively, and the percentage of the faculty and students that are racial or ethnic minority (Hispanics of any race, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Black or African American, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, multiracial, non-resident alien, or unknown race).


The salary statistics are those of full-time, long-term employed law graduates for the class of 2017 at the time of graduation and within ten months after graduation (approximately spring 2018 ), as self-reported by the graduates.

The salaries indicated for “Median Salary Private” reflect those salaries of the 50th percentile, among those graduates working in private practice as law firm associates. The salaries indicated for “Median Salary Public” reflect those salaries of the 50th percentile, among those graduates working in government jobs or judicial clerkships at the federal or state level.

In determining median salaries, jobs classified as “JD advantage” have been excluded (i.e., positions in which the employer requires a JD or considers it an advantage to hold such a degree, but in which admission to the bar is not required).

Fall 2020 Application Information
Application Deadline:February 28
Application Fee:$50
Admissions Statistics20202017
Acceptance Rate65.2%69.4%
LSAT Score (Median)144144
LSAT Score (25th-75th percentile)142-146141-147
GPA (Median)2.832.85
GPA Range (25th-75th percentile)2.55-3.132.53-3.16
Bar Exam Statistics20202017
State in which most graduates took bar exam:LALA
School’s bar passage rate:57.8%55.8%
State overall bar passage rate:76.6%69.3%
School bar pass rate vs. state bar pass rate:-18.8%-13.5%

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