University of Tennessee College of Law

University of Tennessee College of Law

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For in-state residents, the University of Tennessee College of Law, located in Knoxville, Tenn., is the most affordable option with tuition at just $19,638. That, along with low debt, helped the school earn an A- from preLaw magazine for Best Value law schools in 2012.

“We have a really strong sense of community that it is supportive and encouraging,” said Dean Doug Blaze. “We are committed to making sure everyone succeeds. It’s about as pleasant of a place to go to law school.”

Although Vanderbilt University is the most competitive law school in the state, University of Tennessee’s student-to-faculty ratio is almost identical with 13.8-to-1 compared to 13.1-to-1 at Vanderbilt. Additionally its median LSAT score is only 9 points behind Vanderbilt’s and tuition is much more affordable.

U.S. News & World Report recently ranked University of Tennessee No. 8 in efficiency in 2013. That ranking considers the quality of education in conjunction with cost of attendance.

“It’s a good bargain with a quality legal education,” Blaze said. “We also have a strong commitment to pro-bono work. This past year our students set a goal of providing 800 hours service, and they ended up providing 7,000 hours. I am very proud of that.”

Stories in Back to School 2013

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75th Percentile1603.77
25th Percentile1543.3
Financial Profile
Tuition Part-time
Living Expenses
Median grant$12500
Percent receiving grants73.00%
Estimated net tuition
Employment & Bar Exam Profile
Post-grad employment 95.00%
NJ Employment86.36
Bar Passage85.30%
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