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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Most and Least Expensive BigLaw Feeder Schools

GoTo Following up on Monday's post, Law School Rankings by BigLaw Jobs: National Law Journal, Chicago, Howard Are the Best Buy 'Go-To' Law Schools:

The University of Chicago Law School and Howard University School of Law gave their 2010 graduates the most big-firm bang for their tuition buck. Those schools had the highest percentage of graduates taking first-year associate jobs at NLJ 250 law firms for the lowest tuition price. ...

The law school with the highest tuition compared to its percentage of graduates taking NLJ 250 first-year associate jobs was Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Of its 2010 graduates, 12.6% landed NLJ 250 jobs, for a ranking of No. 34 on the Go-To list. Cardozo's tuition was $45,170, making it the 14th most expensive school among the 50. ...

Here are the 10 Cheapest and 10 Most Expensive law school among the NLJ's Go-To Law Schools, along with their corresponding NLJ rank for percentage of 2010 graduates landing BigLaw jobs:

10 Cheapest

  1. BYU ($19,960) (#47)
  2. North Carolina ($20,835) (#41)
  3. Howard ($24,490) (#31)
  4. Houston ($28,439) (#42)
  5. Temple ($29,516) (#46)
  6. Georgia ($30,226) (#45)
  7. William & Mary ($31,846) (#28)
  8. Georgia State ($32,862) (#32)
  9. Rutgers-Newark ($33,740) (#49)
  10. Maryland ($35,041) (#38)

10 Most Expensive:

  1. Cornell ($49,020) (#2)
  2. Yale ($48,340) (#15)
  3. UC-Berkeley ($48,152) (#7)
  4. Columbia ($48,004) (#3)
  5. Northwestern ($47,472) (#8)
  6. Pennsylvania ($46,514) (#4)
  7. USC ($46,264) (#19)
  8. Michigan ($46,250) (#10)
  9. NYU ($46,196) (#9)
  10. UCLA ($45,967) (#14)

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Comments

Note that some of the schools can be far cheaper. For example, Temple's tuition is about half of this amount if you are in state (Pennsylvania). Now that is a bargain!

Posted by: Sam | Mar 4, 2011 11:48:04 AM