Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Law Applications Slide Nationwide, But Rise at Iowa

While the Law School Admissions Counsel predicts an 11.6 percent decrease in law school applicants nationwide, the University of Iowa College of Law is predicting a 13 percent increase.

 What’s its secret? Compared to most surrounding law schools, its tuition is relatively cheap--$24,154 for in-state students and $42,922 for out-of state students—about $6000 lower than Minnesota and $11,000 lower than Michigan, though Wisconsin is about $6,000 less expensive. The school also offers a number of scholarships.

A comment by Iowa Professor Herbert Hovencamp is telling: “When I went to school in the ’70s, the older generation paid for the younger’s education,” he said. “We’ve moved to a system where the young are expected to pay their way.”

Here’s the story in The Daily Iowan.

(ljs)

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