Why Alabama?

Unsurpassed Program Value

  • Accelerated Option: Select students have the option to earn both the JD and MBA degrees on an accelerated basis.  Students who wish to follow a more relaxed timetable can pursue the degrees in four years. Generally it takes five years to complete the programs separately.
  • Affordable Tuition:

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  • Alabama Law: The school is consistently recognized as a “Best Value” by National Jurist magazine. Best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell also recognized Alabama Law for its value in the February 14-21, 2011 issue of The New Yorker.
  • Manderson School of Business: The MBA program is consistently recognized for its Return on Investment.
  • Strong Commitment to Student Financial Support: Almost 50% of law students and at least 50% of MBA students have some aid from scholarship assistance or fellowships.

Innovative, Expansive Curriculum

Alabama Law offers a wide variety of joint degrees for students interested in business. Students can choose from the JD/MBA, the JD/LLM with a concentration in Tax Law or the JD/LLM with a concentration in Business Transactions.

The presence of the LLM courses at the Law School offers a unique opportunity for JD students interested in business. In addition to taking the regular business-related courses that are part of the JD curriculum, JD/MBA students may also enroll in up to 12 hours of coursework from the LLM curricula, providing them with an expansive array of business-related elective courses. Available elective courses offered through the LLM curricula include Choice of Business Entities, Principles of Accounting, Intellectual Property for Technology and Business Development, International Tax, Business Drafting, Technology Licensing, Advanced Business Planning and others.

More information about JD/LLM degrees is available here.

Connected, Personable Academic Environment

  • Internationally Recognized Faculty: Numerous renowned legal and business scholars call The University of Alabama home. Widely-published and active in their own specific concentrations of law and business, these faculty members are available to students and can serve as mentors to JD/MBA graduates for years to come.
  • Access:
    • Alabama Law: The Law School regularly hosts an extraordinary array of visitors. In addition to visitors with expertise in business law topics hosted by organizations such as the Business Law Society, eleven U.S. Supreme Court justices have addressed Alabama’s Law students.
    • Manderson School of Business: Through the Executive Speaker Series, JD/MBA students receive numerous opportunities to engage with outstanding speakers who visit campus throughout the year.
  • Small Class Sizes:
    • Alabama Law: The faculty/student ratio at the Law School is about 10:1. Upper level courses average about 15 students.
    • Manderson School of Business: Core class size averages 40 students. Elective courses typically are smaller, with 15 to 20 students per class.

Competitive Post-Graduation Placement

  • Strong Placement Opportunities: Alabama’s outstanding Career Services team connects JD/MBA graduates with thriving corporations and prestigious law firms all across the United States.
  • Real World Success: JD/MBA graduates are succeeding in a diverse range of fields across the public and private sectors, including banking and finance, insurance, healthcare, higher education and various posts with both state and federal governments.