Cpt Zapp Brannigan wrote:Out of state people: does anyone of anyone know if there are any tricks towards eventually getting in-state tuition 2 or 3L? From what I've read online there seems to be no way to achieve that.
I grew up in Seattle but moved away for a few years. Was curious if any weird loopholes exist. I imagine this is unlikely, but one can dream
I'm not an out-of-state person but I can tell you that 1) residency determinations are made outside of the law school at UW, at a separate office, and 2) they are very, very, very strict. Some of my classmates at UW Law who grew up here and moved away for a short time with plans to move back and clear ties to the area were not granted residency for purposes of in-state tuition. They've all tried contesting it and so far they have been totally unsuccessful.
Also, the standard for being granted residency is you can't have moved back or be here for "educational purposes," which means not being enrolled in more than a handful of credits. You wouldn't be able to overcome that presumption as a 1L because even if you were working, you wouldn't be working 30 hours a week because UW doesn't offer a part-time program. That makes it almost impossible to pay in-state tuition your 2L or 3L year unless you take a leave of absence from the program after 1L, or defer and work for a year.
http://www.washington.edu/students/reg/ ... icile.html