I know that here at Clemson, it's pretty easy for out-of-staters to get in-state tuition beginning their second or third years by establishing South Carolina residency. How difficult a process is this for law school? Specifically in Alabama?
My dilemma... I've got in-state here in South Carolina, and USCar has offered me a half-tuition scholarship. I'm in at Alabama, significantly higher ranked, but with no money. That makes tuition ~$7,500/yr vs. ~$20,000/yr, give or take. If I could get in-state for 2L/3L at Bama and cut that $20k in half, my decision would be pretty easy. Without that, I'm looking at $30k less to stay in-state.
On a semi-related note, I plan to visit USCar next week. Any tips on what to do to leverage for higher scholarship offers (I got 10k/yr from Kentucky and 23k/yr from Miami, as well as acceptances at other considerably higher-ranked schools... see LSN)? I'd really like to somehow pull full tuition from USCar, and I have to believe it's not TOTALLY out of the question. I don't think I could get anything out of Alabama, since USCar isn't exactly a peer school.