If you are interested in pursuing law, you may want to consider attending one of the 3 law schools in Durham, North Carolina. With an overall population of 187,035 and a student population of 29,266, approximately 28,515 of Durham students attend one of Durham's schools that offer law programs.
The largest law school in Durham, by student population, is Duke University. Approximately 296 students graduated in 2010 from Duke University with credentials in law.
A reported 647 students graduated with credentials in law in Durham in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Durham's law schools was $34,147 per year for instate students and $39,182 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,310 for law related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,842 per year, on average, for room and board at Durham-based law schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $6,606.
After graduating with your credentials in law, if you decide to work as a law professional in Durham, your job prospects are not very good. There were 19,370 law professionals working in North Carolina and 790 working in the greater Durham area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of law professionals is expected to increase by 4% in Durham. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for law professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a law professional in Durham is $38,190 per year, which is higher than the average for law professionals state-wide.
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