Thursday, July 31, 2008

Top Ten Most Mormon Friendly Law Schools

Top Ten Most Mormon Friendly Law Schools 2008

1. Arizona State University- Tempe, Arizona
75 Mormon Law Students
Cost of living $13,000
Cost of tuition $26,000
Distance to the nearest Temple 10 miles
Prestige 52 points
Total: 389



2. University of Nevada at Las Vegas (UNLV) School of Law - Las Vegas, Nevada
100 Mormon Law Students
Cost of living $14,460
Cost of tuition $20,000
12 Miles to the nearest Temple
Prestige 0 points
Total: 338



3. Creighton University School of Law- Omaha, Nebraska
50 Mormon Law Students
Cost of living $16,530
Cost of tuition $25,000
Distance to nearest Temple: 7 miles
Prestige: 0 points
Total: 318



4. Gonzaga University School of Law- Spokane, Washington
40 Mormon law students
Cost of living: $14,375
Cost of tuition: $29,000
Distance to nearest Temple: 11 miles
Prestige: 0 points
Total: 304 points

5. University of Idaho School of Law- Moscow, Idaho
100 Mormon students
Cost of Living $15,2703
Cost of Tuition $20,0004
Distance to nearest Temple – 85 Miles
Prestige 0 points.
Total: 290


6. George Washington University School of Law- Washington D.C.
70 Law Students
Cost of living: $20,500
Cost of tuition $38,000
Distance to nearest Temple: 18 miles
Prestige: 20 points
Total: 283 Points


7. Harvard Law School
36 Mormon law students
Cost of living: $21,469
Cost of tuition: $41,000
Distance to Temple: 4 Miles
Prestige: 99 Points
Total: 256 Points




8. Georgetown Law School -
33 Mormon law students
Cost of living: $20,210
Cost of tuition: $39,000
Distance to nearest Temple: 22 Miles
Prestige: 87 points
Total: 248 Points




9. Columbia University School of Law- New York City, New York
19 Mormon Law students
Cost of living: $19,705
Cost of tuition: $43,000
Distance to nearest Temple: 5 Miles
Prestige: 97 Points
Total: 236 Points



10. New York University School of Law- New York City, New York
18 Mormon Students
Cost of Living: $22,305
Cost of tuition: $39,000
Distance to nearest Temple: 4 Miles
Prestige: 96 Points
Total: 235 Points




Honorable Mention:
University of Dayton School of Law
– Dayton, Ohio
6 Mormon Law Students
Cost of living: $11,700
Cost of tuition: $33,000
Distance to nearest Temple: 68 miles
Prestige: 0 points

The University of Dayton School of Law has been awarded an honorable mention on the first annual most "Mormon friendly" law schools because it is the only ABA approved law school in the country where a J.D. can be received in only 24 months instead of the typical 36 months. The extra year in law school not only costs law students another year of living off of loans but they also lose a year income. For example if a law student is married, and has one child they might need to borrow $30,000 in loans to pay for their living expenses during their third year. They also are losing out on a year's worth of income. For argument's sake let's say their first year income would have been $70,000. That is a $100,000 difference between a student who studies at the University of Dayton School of Law and who studies at a traditional three year school. Additionally, one year less of law school is reason enough to look seriously at the University of Dayton School of law.