Campus News Blog: Do you want to go to law school?

December 3, 2010 by · Comments Off 

Posted by Aileen Garcia

Are you thinking about going to law school? Do you want to be a lawyer? Three SMU law students give their advice and experience to help you make your decision.

If you still are undecided, you might want to check out Susan Basalla’s article, Should I Go to Law School?

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Campus News Blog: Is Law School Worth the Sky Rising Tuition

September 29, 2010 by · Comments Off 

Posted by Aileen Garcia

During these tough economic times there seems to be no mercy on the price of law schools. Tuition rates vary between public and private institutions and whether the student is local or from out of state.

Experts say that the main factor to the increase in tuition is due to competition among schools for higher rankings, which has students relying heavily upon education loans.

For a list on what to expect regarding schools tuition rates and school rankings visit the U.S. News & World Report.

In your search for that prestigious university, keep in mind that price will always play factor. Full-time tuition at a public schools averages from $4,711 to $35,502 and almost doubles for private schools. Before embarking yourself on mountains pilled high in debt, justify the cost of law school and a lawyer’s average salary.

Financial assistance is also available to students who qualify in the forms of scholarships, grants, loans and work-study, so make sure you fill out a FASFA application. For more information about law school financial aid you can contact your pre-law adviser.