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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

What Will Law School Tuition Be in 2022 -- $78,000?

Matt Leichter, Full-Time Private Law School Tuition Projections for 2017, 2022:

It’s the season for the LSTB’s perennial full-time private law school tuition projections. This is the third year I’ve made such projections, and I always try to improve the methodology to produce accurate and precise forecasts. ... You can read about my test of the methodologies here.

Here are the ten highest private law school tuition projections for 2022-23:

1 Cornell 78,188
2 Columbia 76,191
3 Yale 74,100
4 Northwestern 73,943
5 Penn 73,190
6 USC 72,633
7 Baylor 72,169
8 Duke 71,323
9 Harvard 70,241
10 Cardozo 69,923

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Good lord. If this rate of increase continues, an Eloi will be paying $1.4 billion for one year's tuition for law school.

Posted by: Bob Lawless | Oct 15, 2013 1:04:39 PM

I believe these projections are in 2013 dollars too. So the real numbers will be significantly higher.

Posted by: JM | Oct 15, 2013 1:22:03 PM

Might not go that high. An overt price war may be breaking out. If Iowa cuts tuition, who might follow?

Posted by: Anonymous | Oct 16, 2013 7:14:39 AM

"If Iowa cuts tuition, who might follow?"

Things could get *so* out of control that *audiedt*, honest placement figures might be widely published by *many* schools!

Posted by: cas127 | Oct 18, 2013 4:36:28 PM