A law school education is expensive because it’s valuable.
From its earliest days, Buffalo’s law school has tried to
make a legal education accessible to talented students from all
walks of life. But excellence comes at a cost – among other
expenses, for star-quality faculty and modern facilities.
A look at annual tuition rates for in-state students over SUNY Buffalo Law School’s 125-year history graphically demonstrates that scholarship support is vital to keeping a legal education within reach. (These figures have not been adjusted for inflation.)
In 1890, a daily newspaper for 2 cents
In 1900, "tooth soap" for 25 cents
In 1940, a Philco refrigerator for $239
In 1960, "Talking Barbie" for $7.97
In 2000, a personal computer for $3,000