It's not cheap to go to law school. The GU law school website warns prospective students the “typical” year there will run $53,049. The law school's tuition comes to $1,212 per credit hour. All living costs (food and lodging) come to around $14,429 per year.
Which explains in part why GU today (Sept. 30) announced it's creating an accelerated two-year law degree program. It won't replace the three-year program; it will add, next year, the choice of going to law school three terms per year, instead of the traditional two (with summers in the traditional schedule used for jobs or internships.)
The full GU press announcement on the change is here.