Is it just me... or is law school tuition is a SCAM

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General Tso
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Re: Is it just me... or is lawl skool tuition is a SCAM

Postby General Tso » Fri Apr 02, 2010 2:06 am

splay wrote:Ugh. I can't believe how much you silly Americans pay for education. It IS a scam.


in before Republican trolls retort: "can't believe how much u silly Europeans/Canadians pay in taxes..now THAT's a scam."

We just have a different moral compass -- ours says that the young and poor should be heavily indebted to the ruling class for life.

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Re: Is it just me... or is lawl skool tuition is a SCAM

Postby clintonius » Fri Apr 02, 2010 2:13 am

Is you is or is you ain't my (sugar) baby?

Also, where the figgityfuck are you getting your med school tuition figures? Johns Hopkins was $39,500 this year and Harvard was $42,500. + COL. Work it out.

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Re: Is it just me... or is law school tuition is a SCAM

Postby uwb09 » Fri Apr 02, 2010 9:00 pm

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average debt of a med student upon graduation: $154,607


http://www.abanet.org/lsd/studentlawyer/sept07/debt.shtml

The average 2005 graduate of a private law school carried over $78,000 in debt from law school alone, according to an Equal Justice Works report released last year.

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Re: Is it just me... or is law school tuition is a SCAM

Postby mbv » Fri Apr 02, 2010 9:04 pm

Don't know if this is relevant, but if anyone's interested, I have been told that law schools are big revenue generators for their larger university (meaning a big chunk of your tuition goes to the university, not back into your law school).

NYU Law is the only T14 that has this deal with the larger university where they keep the money they make on tuition. UCI has gotten this deal with the University of California as well.

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Re: Is it just me... or is law school tuition is a SCAM

Postby MJMD » Fri Apr 02, 2010 9:07 pm

Doctors (even dentists) are perceived as fulfilling a vital function in the community, and so there is less support for imposing onerous costs on medical school students; law students are perceived as people who are just interested in a bigger paycheque. They always shoulder the largest burden in any general tuition increase.

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Re: Is it just me... or is law school tuition is a SCAM

Postby soullesswonder » Fri Apr 02, 2010 9:17 pm

oh, for the days when UCLA only charged 30k :P

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Re: Is it just me... or is law school tuition is a SCAM

Postby General Tso » Fri Apr 02, 2010 9:24 pm

uwb09 wrote:--LinkRemoved--

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average debt of a med student upon graduation: $154,607


http://www.abanet.org/lsd/studentlawyer/sept07/debt.shtml

The average 2005 graduate of a private law school carried over $78,000 in debt from law school alone, according to an Equal Justice Works report released last year.


Med students know that they will definitely have high salaries, most law students don't even know if they will have a job at all. If I was reasonably certain of a 150k-190k salary, I might borrow 150k too.

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Re: Is it just me... or is law school tuition is a SCAM

Postby uwb09 » Fri Apr 02, 2010 10:04 pm

Just responding to the initial claim that law school cost more than med school, when it clearly doesn't.

And just realized this thread is over a year old :lol:




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