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Five of the Best Law Schools to Attend
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The economy is trashed after the recession of 2007 and 2008, and many have bided their time in the limbo of unemployment by seeking further education. But lo! The legal market is the weakest in recovery, and those hoping to use their undergrad degree to foist them into lawyerdom, with assured wealth and influence, should have a second think on the probability that their aspirations will fructify. Nevertheless, for those who have it in them to practice law, and would see justice done, no matter how long the road, they would be wise to try to get into the most competitive law school possible. This, after all, makes a great difference in the likelihood of getting hired once one has his J.D. and passes the bar.

That being said, there are 5 programs, identified by PolicyMic, that are especially smart choices for lawyers-to-be.


First, the University of Virginia Law School has one of the best JD programs in the nation. And with 98 percent of its 2012 graduates finding employment in law, with median salaries of $112,500, it’s a certain thing. The average employment across the board is about a 50 percent chance you will get into law after 9 months of graduation. Further, they offer a $25,000 median grant amount, the highest in the nation.

Second, The University of Texas is among the least expensive for how highly it is ranked, and has a 62 percent job success rate with median salaries over $100,000.

Three, the Law School at University of Minnesota – Twin Cities has a low in-state tuition of $40,00, with 73.8 percent of their students receiving grants of $18,000. Starting salaries were at $102,000.

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Fourth, The School of Law at the University of Alabama as an especially low tuition, at $20,000, with over 95 percent of the 2012 graduating class finding employment in 9 months.

Fifth, Indiana University Maurer School of Law also has a low price tag at $30,000, with 96 percent receiving a grant of $18,000.



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