Law school costs a lot more than it used to, ABANET.org has a chart:

http://www.abanet.org/legaled/statistics/charts/tuition.pdfTHe summary is as follows:

Type of School Tuition-1985 Tuition 2005 Percentage Increase

Public-Resident $2,006 $13,145 87% Increase

Public-Non-Resident $4.724 $22,987 79% Increase

Private School $7,526 $28,900 74% Increase

Not sure if I did the calculations right at the CPI, but here is what the tuition (assuming it has following general rises in cost of living, etc.) should be today:

$2,006, has the buying power of $3,793.86

$4,724, has the buying power of $8,934.29

$7,526, has the buying power of $14,233.58

With this last statistic I was trying to figure out what (if it has followed the normal trend in rises of cost of living) law school would cost--any actual math wiz can help me out with this one!!!

Oyyy, how do law schools get away with charging so much?