Everyone watches Law & Order and thinks at one point, “Hey, maybe I should be a lawyer, too!”. Commitment and expenses often deter us from making that jump, but not all law schools are created equal. Here is a list of the most affordable law schools in the top fifty that you should consider:
1. Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr. School of Law at The University of Alabama
Alabama Law is is one of the few law schools that guarantees every student an opportunity to work at one of their clinics to gain hands-on experience before graduation. It also produces the most amount of publishing works by promising emerging scholars. Their in-state tuition is $23,290 and their out-of-state tuition is $42,180.
2. Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law (ASU Law)
In 2006, ASU renamed its law school after retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. It is one of the few law schools in the nation that offers an L.L.M. in Indian Law. ASU Law has three campuses; one in Pheonix, one in Los Angeles, and one in Washington D.C. Their out-of-state campuses help ASU Law graduates find job placements in those cities before graduation. Their in-state tuition is $24,471 and their out-of-state is $38,595.
3. University of Iowa College of Law
Built on diversity, Iowa Law continues to create opportunities for students from different backgrounds and experiences. It has one of the best international law programs that help students find job placements in London, France, and Germany. Their in-state tuition is $21,964 and their out-of-state tuition is $39,500.
4. Fredric G. Levin College of Law
University of Florida’s most highly ranked law school boasts one of the best tax programs in the country. It also hosts six academic centers that serve as a platform to help students cultivate diverse experiences to foster communities. Their in-state tuition is $26,070 and their out-of-state tuition is $38,039.
5. University of Georgia School of Law
Founded in 1859, UGA is among one of the oldest law schools in the United States. It offers the Georgia Law’s Mentorship Program where first-year students are matched with a faculty member, upperclassman peer, a career development office counselor, and/or alumnus professional as their mentor. Their advocacy program is one of their most highly ranked programs in the nation. Their in-state tuition is $17,430 and their out-of-state $37,558.