Wednesday, March 30, 2011
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.