Law school tuition goes up as number of applicants falls

August 23, 2012 The average tuition for law school in the US has increased by more than double the rate of inflation, despite a drastic decline in the number of applicants over the past two years.

Average tuition and fees at private law schools have increased by arround 4 per cent over last year to $40,585, according to a report by The National Law Journal. And in-state resident students at public law schools see a 6 per cent increase in fees, to around $23,590.

Meanwhile, the number of applicants has declined by 25 per cent during the past two years, with many law schools drastically reducing the size of their incoming classes.


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