Is law school a good value, in a general sense?

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Geat27
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Is law school a good value, in a general sense?

Postby Geat27 » Sun Jul 04, 2010 6:07 pm

I'm interested in the question of whether law school is a good value, broadly speaking. Is the education, combined with the job opportunities opened by a law school degree (such as they are), worth the tuition charged by the schools?

I wondered if folks could assess the value of the two schools below, considered as representatives of certain types of schools:


Levin College of Law at the University of Florida
Tuition Fee for 30 Credit Hours for an In-State Resident: $16,386.60

Penn Law
Tuition and Fees: $48,362

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Re: Is law school a good value, in a general sense?

Postby kalvano » Sun Jul 04, 2010 6:14 pm

Too broad a question. It entirely depends on the person's circumstances.

But you're asking people on a forum specifically devoted to attending law school, so everyone has decided that law school is worth it for them.

As to schools, it's hard to judge a T10 Ivy versus a regional T50. It's going to come down to what school costs. UF at $16K a semester is probably a pretty good bargain. I don't know much about Florida.

But paying full sticker for any school outside T6 or so seems a mistake.




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