rad lulz wrote:mighttransfer wrote:compared to many many schools. Richmond cost of living is very low--you can find extremely cheap housing. and tuition at sticker (34k?) isn't horrible.
34k? For some regional school that plays second fiddle to some bigger/better names in VA. Yes, it's terrible.
Tuition at sticker for relevant VA law schools (i.e., those to which UR "plays second fiddle" as you claim):
1. UVA--49.6K for non-residents of VA
2. WM--36.2K for non-residents of VA
As you can see, UR's sticker price is not "terrible" when compared to those schools with which it directly competes. Perhaps your subjective estimation of what is "terrible" is different than mine. But I would hardly use that word to describe the cost of attending UR. As I see it, the school is perhaps slightly over-priced (indeed it is roughly the same price as WM, which is a superior school), but the price is far short of being "terrible." I would deem the price of NYLS at 46.2K to be "terrible," considering that such price is essentially the same as those of NYU and Columbia, but with extremely poor employment prospects. At bottom, my point is just that the UR sticker price isn't ridiculous. Perhaps I overstated that in my original post. Nonetheless, my ultimate point--that you should attend UR over Wake if you want to practice in VA--still holds true.