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Victor Medina

Chuck -

I'm shocked and insulted that PreLaw Magazine did not include the University of Puerto Rico School of Law in its rankings of best Bang for Your Buck law schools. For that matter, neither did the Princeton Review.

Without giving it too much thought, allow me to propose the following. First, UPR law school is ABA-accredited. That's right, folks, you can go sit for any bar in the country when you're done. Second, the annual tuition and fees are under $4,000 - unless you include health insurance and textbooks and then it's a whopping $7,007.

Other than the pesky item of having to speak Spanish fluently to attend class, the education is wonderful in that you get to learn all about a civil-code system.

But all in, you get to live in Puerto Rico for 3 years, increase your chances of marrying a Puerto Rican women (I recommend them highly), and graduate with nearly zero debt and the chance to sit for any bar in the US.

I would recommend you feature it sometime soon!



Incredible! The first thing I'm going to do with this post (other than sit here in amazement, wondering what I was thinking when I picked a law school in 1989 based primarily on the location of my child's grandparents without fully thinking through the implications of quiting my day job, and other options) is forward it to my daughter. That same child from my law school days wants to go to law school someday, but is worried about quiting her day job). Thanks, Chuck. Phil

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Many of my colleagues regret not pursuing an option like this.

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NCCU definitely has a "standout" law program. I attended and graduated from NCCU's School of Law with less debt than many of my counterparts. I have gone on to build a successful North Carolina personal injury practice. NCCU aka "Central" has a great reputation for establishing public service lawyers.


Just clearing something up. If you are applying to NCCU law as an out of state student if you stay for the following years, does NCCU offer instate tuition for these students. Or do you need to re-apply to get instate? How does it work? What if you are residing at NCCU's dorms are you still eligable for instate after the first year??



Yes VICTOR,...but what YOU FORGOT to CONVENIENTLY TELL EVERYONE ELSE is that to enter an ABA law school in P.R., you have to pass the EXADEP exam as well,which is a Spanish proficiency exam,and that UNLESS you speak perfect Spanish,it is HIGHLY UNLIKELY a regular everyday American will get in. And the UPR asks that you score 600+ out of 800 on the exam. The price yes is good,but please be more upfront next time and not lead people on. Soy de Mayaguez y se como es!

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As a graduate of NCCU (undergrad and law school), I am very proud of my alma mater. The tuition costs are low, it is a smaller school - so the teachers have an open door policy, AND they know your name and care about your success!

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