Cooper Term refers to students entering in fall. Henry refers to students entering in spring.
Since it's part time, we do 12 per year and go a 4th year.
But it is $10k a year for FT then? Wouldn't this imply around $60k debt load if fully financed? (assuming 10k tuition x 3rs = 30k, 10k living x 3 yrs =30k).
but I also won't have the $50-150k debt when I am done.
I understand that you are part time, so this doesn't apply to you. But it does appear someone going FT would indeed have over 50k in debt.
Also, if you only do 12 credits/yr and go 4yrs, wouldn't that mean that PT students graduate with only 48 credits while FT students need 72?
Another note: it's a bit disingenuous to say there are federal judges on the faculty. The website lists only one magistrate
judge. There are no full on life-tenured federal judges on the faculty.
BTW: none of this is in the interest of hating. Just trying to spread accurate information to prospective students.
No one attends NSL full time. It is a part-time, night program only. Everyone takes 12 credit hours per year, and you either commence during the Cooper term or the Henry term but not both. There are a total of 48 credits to graduate which takes four years. If one cuts back his hours, it can take longer, but no one can take more than 12 credit hours per year.
The cost is significantly lower than most law schools which is very appealing to working adults, especially those who wish to remain in TN and practice law or use their degree for advancement in business. NSL is not for everyone. It will not get you an offer from Baker Donelson or Waller Landsen, but for those not seeking that type of employment post law school, it may be a perfectly suitable choice. Whether someone chooses to attend NSL, Vandy, Harvard, John Marsall or other, they still deserve respect for their decision just as you deserve respect for yours. On that, I think we can all agree.