wvuchip wrote:BattleshipDon wrote:Hey guys - just got 16k. I'm afraid its only competitive with Wake Forest (36k) if I can get instate the final two years. Is it difficult to get instate?
If you can be financially independent I think it's relatively easy. This looks like the best link I can find for it: http://registrar.osu.edu/Residency/Guidelines.asp
This link is the best place to start, especially because this is something that is determined at the university level and isn't handled by the law school. Compared to other schools/states, it's easier to actually get residency for 2L and 3L in Ohio. That said, it's not necessarily "easy" on its own - it can be a pain in the ass (according to my friends who are currently trying to do it). However, I think it's definitely worth it in the end. Some of the more difficult things I've heard people complain about - you cannot leave Ohio, including for summer jobs (unless you're doing either the Oxford or DC summer program); you cannot accept money from out-of-state sources (including parents or other family); you cannot use your tax return money from other states. Those are the biggest complaints I've heard - but remember, OSU in-state is one of the cheapest law school options available!