Can 1L Grades Impact How Much I Pay For Law School?

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Can 1L Grades Impact How Much I Pay For Law School?

Postby LawPreview » Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:03 pm

Unfortunately, yes. It’s well documented that the vast majority of law firm recruiting takes place during the fall semester of law students’ second year, and first year (1L) grades are all that legal employers have at their disposal at the time when deciding which students to hire into their summer associate programs. What may not be as obvious, though, is that 1L grades can also directly impact your overall cost of attendance — often increasing the tuition you pay.

So maybe some rather sketchy math factored into your decision to go to law school. That’s to be expected. It’s why I’m here to explain how 1L grades can impact one of the largest investments of your life — your law school tuition. No need to worry, the information won’t cost you a dime.

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