Public Law School Residency Tuition Info

LSAT Blog Public Law School Residency Tuition Info
Want to know whether you can establish in-state residency to save money on public law school tuition?

I was recently forwarded the following description of a list containing such information (in Google Docs spreadsheet form).

(Last admission cycle, Elisabeth sent me information about a list of law school application deadlines, law schools offering application fee waivers, and regular decision dates.)

Here's what Elisabeth sent over this time:

Aloha Steve! 
We created another spreadsheet for our university's pre-law advising center.   
I am a non-resident. May I establish residency in your state while/by attending your state law school?  -- 
Please feel free to share the spreadsheet URL. 

Photo by aresauburnphotos


  1. I think it's only prudent for people to know that law school is not a good investment at this time. I was able to score in the 96th percentile on the LSAT this June, but I made the tough choice not to apply to law schools.

    I don't regret the preparation I put into the LSAT and the immense help of this site, but it would be imprudent to go into law school at this time. Consider reading articles from the NYT, Forbes and AbovetheLaw on Employment rates for recent law grads (51%), and starting salaries for recent law grads (~45k).

    I recommend that others who are considering law school really think about their choice. Even if you get a good financial package, that may not be enough to justify the years you will spend in law school, as well as what seems to be a paltry salary thereafter.

    However, I recommend LSAT preparation for everyone. You don't need to spend that much money to attain a great score either. This site is awesome, as well as Powerscore materials. But what is most beneficial is going through the Preptests. There is no substitute for the real thing.

  2. I think it's imprudent for anyone to get any degree, grad or otherwise, without a plan as to what they will do with it. But, let's face it, your prospects are much better as a law school grad than as someone with a bachelors. And quite frankly, there are stats both for and against going to any school depending on where you look.

    Law was, is, and always will be a solid investment if you have a plan.

  3. You're failing to consider the amount of debt one would incur from going to law school and the bleak chances of employment thereafter. Not to mention the opportunity cost of those three years, which you could spend making money or attaining an education that is in demand in today's society