I have been looking at the cost of law school and I have read the range of law school debt for an elite law school is typically 100k to 120k. This seems extremely low to me and I'd like to get some feedback from people who know more about the financial aspects of going to law school. Here is my rudimentary analysis of law school costs (not including opportunity costs):

1. cost of tuition is approximately 45k per year --> 135k total for 3 years

2. cost of apartment per year --> about 1,500 (more or less) per month; 54k for 3 years

3. cost of food, and miscellaneous costs --> at least 1000 per month; 36k for 3 years

Somebody please tell me that this analysis is incorrect. Of course this is assuming no scholarship, which happens to a lot of students. But let's assume a relatively small scholarship of 15-30k and you're still looking at a whopping 200k in debt. How come I keep reading that the total debt is only 100-120k? How much money do you get each summer assuming you intern at a large firm?

1. cost of tuition is approximately 45k per year --> 135k total for 3 years

2. cost of apartment per year --> about 1,500 (more or less) per month; 54k for 3 years

3. cost of food, and miscellaneous costs --> at least 1000 per month; 36k for 3 years

**Grand Total**: 225kSomebody please tell me that this analysis is incorrect. Of course this is assuming no scholarship, which happens to a lot of students. But let's assume a relatively small scholarship of 15-30k and you're still looking at a whopping 200k in debt. How come I keep reading that the total debt is only 100-120k? How much money do you get each summer assuming you intern at a large firm?