Paul L. Caron

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Memphis Law School Cuts Its Out-of-State Tuition By 25% (To $24,000)

Memphis Business Journal, U of M Law School Reduces Out-of-State Tuition by 25%:

Memphis LogoOn Dec. 4, the University of Memphis Board of Trustees approved a plan to lower the college’s out-of-state tuition by 25%, which will move yearly costs for non-Tennessee residents from $31,076 to $24,008. The decision gives it the most affordable out-of-state law school tuition in Tennessee, and one of the five cheapest out-of-state law school tuitions in the country, according to the U of M.

"We want to attract more people to law school — period — and to our law school, specifically," said Katharine T. Schaffzin, dean of the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. "Our class size has been increasing over the past couple of years, but there's still room to grow within our existing size. We hope to attract applications from potential students in markets that haven't traditionally applied to the University of Memphis. In doing so, we're hoping that we will be attracting students with strong, academic profiles." ...

Currently, 76 of the law school’s 345 full-time students are out-of-state, according data on the U of M website.

Here are Memphis' 1L enrollment numbers for the past ten years:


Memphis Law Lowers Tuition By 25% For Out-of-State Students

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I'm a partner at a big law firm in Memphis. We hire graduates of the U of M all the time, & they do very well. It's a great value for the $, especially at 25% off. I didn't attend law school there, but I am proud of the school for doing this & good on the Taxprof for publicizing it.

Posted by: J | Dec 19, 2019 7:25:49 AM

Since 2011 they've produced 933 law school graduates but only 561 lawyers. 60.12%. A very low D minus. Maybe they should focus more on output than input, eh? But of course the revenue only comes from the inputs, so...

Posted by: Unemployed Northeastern | Dec 17, 2019 7:32:17 PM