Why is the process so long and detailed? What are the steps I need to take to get admitted in Louisiana?
The Louisiana Supreme Court, the Louisiana Supreme Court Committee on Bar Admissions and the LSBA are all committed to having the highest standards for the profession. That begins and ends with the quality of individual admitted to the Bar.
In summary, acceptance to the Bar of Louisiana is NOT a one tier process. Instead there are multiple tiers including:
Getting accepted and attending an ABA accredited law school;
Registering with Louisiana Supreme Court Committee on Bar Admissions by October 1st of your second year;
Submitting a character and fitness report to the NCBE by October 1st of your 2nd year;