Law school for free

October 22, 2008
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Want to go to law school for free? That’s the pitch one new California law school is using to attract students from competing schools.

The University of California Irvine School of Law is planning to offer the students who enroll in the fall of 2009 – its first class – free tuition for all three years. According to a National Law Journal article, the tuition will come in around $33,000 a year, making the scholarships pretty attractive.

It’s a smart move to offer free tuition to students who take a blind leap and enroll in a brand new law school. Unlike law schools that are more established, have well-known and respected faculty, and a track record of graduating top attorneys, UC Irvine School of Law will be a complete unknown to its first few classes.

Dangling free tuition in front of prospective students may be enough to fill its first class of 60 students. Those who don’t want to go into massive debt to become an attorney or who may be confident of the law school based on other schools at UC Irvine may just be able to overlook the unknown of starting of your legal career with a brand new law school and the fact it doesn’t have ABA accreditation yet. What do you have to lose besides three years of your life and living expenses, right?

There’s been talk in Indianapolis about starting a new law school. If that ever comes to fruition, I wonder if the administrators at the proposed Abraham Clark School of Law would consider offering free tuition in order to lure students away from the other four law schools in state. It just might make that new school a bit more attractive to some students.
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