From time to time we take a look at the numbers around law schools, whether enrollment, default rates, or job-placement statistics. While we normally throw out some goofy numbers, this week we start off our latest set with a few basics.
$50,275. Tuition for students enrolling at Yale Law School in 2011.
$41,070. Tuition for full-time students at the Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center at Touro College for 2011-12.
$12,000. Cost of tuition and books for the California Desert Trial Academy College of Law, a new law school opening in September 2012.
$100,000. Law school’s cost of a tenured professor’s time spent pursuing publication of one law review article.
559. Total number of first-year students enrolled at Harvard Law School for the 2011-12 academic year.
210. Total full-time student enrollment of all students at the University of South Dakota School of Law (2010).
$144,000. Average indebtedness of a 2010 graduate of California Western School of Law in San Diego, California.
$18,000. Average indebtedness of a 2010 graduate of Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
$15,799. Average credit card debt per household in the U.S., among those with credit card debt.
18.1. Percent of 2010 Harvard Law School graduates employed in a judicial clerkship by an Article III federal judge.
18.0. Percent of 2010 law school graduates from the University of Washington in Seattle employed in a judicial clerkship by an Article III federal judge.
4.8. Percent of 2010 graduates from the Liberty University School of Law employed in a judicial clerkship by an Article III federal judge
3.0. Percent of 2010 graduates from the Washington University in St. Louis School of Law employed in a judicial clerkship by an Article III federal judge.
18. Overall rank of Washington University in St. Louis School of Law by U.S. News & World Report.
30. Overall rank of University of Washington School of Law (Seattle) by U.S. News & World Report.
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