UC Irvine School of Law offers another class-wide tuition break
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
The UC Irvine School of Law, which put itself on the legal education map by offering free tuition to all members of its first entering class this year, will offer another price break to students who enter in August 2010. Dean Erwin Chemerinsky announced this week all 80 members of the Class of 2013 will have at least 50% of their tuition covered by scholarship for all three years of law school.
The 60 members of the Class of 2012 are each getting three years of free tuition. That offer made UCI, in its first year of operation, the hardest law school to get into in the nation. Only 4% of applicants were accepted, and school officials say the students are “comparable to classes of top 20 law schools in terms of median grades and LSAT scores.”
As was the case with the scholarships for the Class of 2012, the scholarships for the Class of 2013 will be funded by private donations. “We are seeking and receiving generous support from the entire Southern California legal community for these scholarships,” Chemerinsky said.
Next year’s sticker price for tuition, including professional fees and other campus fees, is expected to be about $40,000 for California residents and about $50,000 for out-of-state students. Students will be responsible for their own housing and living expenses, and other forms of financial aid will be available to cover costs beyond the 50% tuition scholarship.