Same old story: Textbook prices are completely ridiculous, but some have it worse than others. At the University of Nebraska, business law students take the largest hit—with one new required textbook costing $170. One law student claims the cost of her books for the year equaled $1,400. That, plus tuition, and the whole eating and living thing? No wonder there are so many corporate lawyers: Textbook companies need them to fend off angry grad students.