Admissions

UA Honors Admissions Program

For the first-year law class beginning in Fall 2015, the Law School offers a streamlined application program for select Alabama resident students in good standing at the Honors College at The University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa).  The program and its specific criteria are subject to American Bar Association standards and annual approval, and, for that reason, are subject to change from one academic year to the next.  The streamlined application process normally will result in an admission decision within approximately 24 hours of the Law School’s receipt of the completed application.  A personal statement and letters of recommendation are not required. 

Eligibility criteria for the UA Honors Admissions Program are as follows:

For Students of the Honors College at The University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa) 

  • Resident of Alabama
  • Senior in good standing at the Honors College at The University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa)
  • Current Overall University of Alabama undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.80
  • ACT score of at least 27 or SAT score (mathematics and critical reading) of at least 1220
  • Completed Honors Admissions Program application, including Signed Authorization to Access Records

An LSAT score is not required, but an LSAT score may be necessary for the applicant to apply to another law school as an incoming first-year or to apply to transfer to another law school after the first year.

If you have any questions, please contact the Admissions Office at admissions@law.ua.edu, or (205)348-5440.

UA Honors Admissions Program Instructions and Application

ABA Required Information

Honors Program Applicant Profiles
Entering
Class Year
Applications
Admitted
Mean ACT Admitted
Mean SAT  Admitted
Mean UGPA Admitted
Mean LSAT
Admitted[1]
2009
40
40
29
1340
3.90
 
2010
40
39
30
1370
3.90
 
2011
53
53
29
1276
3.91
 
2012
36
35
29
1257
3.95
 
2013
25
24
30
1302
3.94
156
2014
14
11
30
1320
3.98
159
Aggregate Admission Applicant Profiles (Includes Honors Program Admission Profiles and Profiles of Regular Admission Applicants)
Entering
Class Year
Applications
Admitted
Mean ACT Admitted[2]
Mean SAT Admitted[3]
Mean UGPA Admitted
Mean LSAT Admitted[4]
2009
1403
459
28
1300
3.58
164
2010
2384
543
29
1282
3.61
165
2011
1872
473
29
1326
3.62
165
2012
1679
423
29
1266
3.62
165
2013
1849
454
29
1330
3.64
163
2014
1896
521
29
1303
3.61
163
 
1For 2009 to 2012, no information is available for students admitted through the Program.  For 2013, the number does not include five students who enrolled but did not take the LSAT and the admitted students who did not enroll.  For 2014, the number excludes six students who did not take the LSAT.

2The mean ACT represents the students admitted through the Honors Program and a portion of the other part of the class for whom information was available.

3The mean SAT represents the students admitted through the Honors Program and a portion of the other part of the class for whom information was available.

4For 2009 to 2012, the numbers do not include the students admitted through the Honors Program.  For 2013, the number does not include the LSAT scores of the students who were admitted through the Honors Program but did not enroll.  For Fall 2014, the number does not include scores for four students who did not sit for the LSAT.