cattleprod wrote:No13baby wrote:I don't know to what extent the law school is self-supporting, but the discrepancy between in-state and out-of-state tuition is MUCH smaller for law students than for undergrads.
This is not a degree that travels really well. Don't expect Biglaw $160,000 even if you are top 10%. The top students from the class will be lucky to make $100,000. More typical is $60,000.
I certainly don't believe all the "99% employment" stats the schools themselves release, but even LST has 30% of 2009 grads making $90k or more in private practice, as well as an additional 15% or so in clerkships. Obviously not everyone is getting a job, but that's almost half of the class right there.
Also, most people ITT seem like they're local and would likely stay in the area after graduating (myself included). I don't see anyone here claiming they're going to aim for NYC.