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1L Cost of Books

gobob2000

1L Cost of Books
« on: March 09, 2004, 11:01:19 AM »
Anyone have a rough estimate for cost of books for class for the first year of law school?

I imagine it's about the same all over the country.

Re: 1L Cost of Books
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2004, 11:22:21 AM »
Go to www,barristerbooks.com and browse the case books.  That will give you an idea.  I would say about $60-$80 per class if you don't buy study aids.

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Re: 1L Cost of Books
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2004, 12:58:12 PM »
It depends a little bit on who your professors are.  Some have their own reader so costs are cheaper.  Books for my section were around $600 my first year.  Other sections in the same class paid a lot less though - around $300.

Those are the prices for new books.  Law books are common enough that you can buy and sell them on ebay, half.com, amazon, etc.

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Re: 1L Cost of Books
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2004, 08:15:03 AM »
My school budgets $1500 per year for books... I hope to not spend all that - but I guess I'll have to wait and see.

jgruber

Re: 1L Cost of Books
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2004, 09:22:41 AM »
My school said in a letter about registration that books will run around 450.00

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Re: 1L Cost of Books
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2004, 11:03:03 PM »
My school budgets $1500 per year for books... I hope to not spend all that - but I guess I'll have to wait and see.
That's my budget too, but it includes school supplies, etc.

Ginatio

Re: 1L Cost of Books
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2004, 11:56:12 PM »
Penn has $950 budgeted... i'm guessing that doesn't include hornbooks and commercial outlines, though

jgruber

Re: 1L Cost of Books
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2004, 11:23:17 AM »
My school said in a letter about registration that books will run around 450.00

I should have mentioned that this is for a part time program.