wheatbar wrote:Does anyone know if you can get in-state status for tuition purposes if you are from out-of-state after your first year (or during your first year)? I used to live in Philly but have lived in California for the past few years so I'm assuming I don't qualify.
Unless you have an offer of employment from a Philly law firm, it's realistically impossible. Pennsylvania is one of the hardest states to achieve in-state for once enrolled. I couldn't even get it for undergrad unfortunately.
I also saw some questions about travelling. Within the scope of Philly law schools, Temple, Villanova, and Rutgers all fall within each other employment numbers-wise. There's some variance (Rutgers has higher big law), but it's mostly a wash. Temple definitely has a reputable alumni program, and has a higher percentage of people going out of state, but Villanova's alumni base is nothing to scoff at. As far as reputation, it'll carry across Pennsylvania no-problem.