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Summary: Law school is an expensive endeavor with the average yearly tuition being the same amount as a starting salary, but there are some less expensive options.

Paying for college is no easy or cheap task. Paying for higher education such as law school is even more difficult. Private and public colleges can carry steep price tags with public requiring out-of-state fees and private being able to charge more.

  
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Columbia Law School carries the highest yearly tuition rate of the 99 private law schools that are ranked by U.S. News & World Report. The school has a cost of $62,700. Typically the higher the school is rated, the higher the tuition costs are.

Brigham Young University’s Clark Law School is on the opposite side of the spectrum as the lowest-costing school. They charge $23,940 for non-church members or $11,970 for members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

For public law schools, the University of Virginia School of Law has an in-state tuition charge of $54,000.  They also hold a No. 8 spot on the rankings, tied with the University of California – Berkeley and the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor. The University of Connecticut School of Law has the highest out-of-state tuition for students at $57,852.

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The University of North Dakota School of Law is the public school with the lowest-cost for in-state tuition, being only $11,161. The lowest rate of out-of-state tuition at a public school is at the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law. They charge $22,402.

The average tuition of the 99 ranked private law schools is $45,467. The average tuition for students at the 80 ranked public law schools is $25,890 for in-state and $38,885 for out-of-state.



Source: http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/which_law_schools_charge_the_most_and_least/

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