Admissions

Quick Facts

DEGREES OFFERED
- Juris Doctor (JD)
- JD/MBA (Joint Program)
- JD/MA, PhD in Political Science (Dual Enrollment Program)
- JD/MPA (Dual Enrollment Program)
- JD/PhD in Economics (Dual Enrollment Program)
- JD/MS in Civil Engineering (Dual Enrollment Program)
- JD/MSW in Social Work (Dual Enrollment Program)
- JD/LLM in Taxation (Dual Enrollment Program)
- JD/LLM Concentration in Business Transactions (Dual Enrollment Program)
- Master of Laws (LLM) in Taxation
- Master of Laws (LLM) Concentration in Business Transactions
- Master of Laws (LLM) – International Graduate Program
- Doctor of Juridical Sciences (JSD)

2013-14 TUITION
- $20,770 Resident
- $34,840 Nonresident
Named the #1 “Best Value Law School” by National Jurist for two years in a row (2012 and 2013)

SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AID
Law School applicants are considered automatically for first-year scholarships. Many students also receive loans through the University’s Student Financial Aid Office. Students interested in seeking financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon after January 1 as possible. The FAFSA may be completed online at fafsa.ed.gov.

STUDENT BODY AND FACULTY
- Approximately 475 JD students
- 50 full-time faculty
- Student-to-faculty ratio is 10.7 to 1
- Over 150 Electives offered

CLASS OF 2016 PROFILE
- 1849 applications received (312 resident/1537 nonresident)
- 454 candidates admitted
- 76 undergraduate institutions represented
- 25 states and 2 countries outside of the U.S. represented
- LSAT*: Median – 164; 75th percentile – 166; 25th percentile – 157
- UGPA: Median – 3.86; 75th percentile – 3.94; 25th percentile – 3.42
*Does not include 5 UA Law-Honors students, whose UGPA mean was 3.91 and ACT mean was 31

SPECIAL FEATURES AND ACADEMIC PROGRAMS
- Governmental Affairs Certificate
- Public Interest Law Certificate
- Public Interest Institute
- Summer and Academic Year Externship Programs
- Semester-Long Federal Externship Program in Washington, D.C.
-17 Trial Advocacy and Moot Court Teams
- Summer Academic Support and Excellence Program

CLINICAL PROGRAMS
- Capital Defense Clinic
- Civil Law Clinic
- Community Development Clinic
- Criminal Defense Clinic
- Domestic Violence Law Clinic
- Elder Law Clinic
- Mediation Law Clinic
- Foreclosure Relief Clinic
Every Alabama Law student is guaranteed a clinical experience

JOURNALS
- Alabama Law Review
- The Journal of the Legal Profession
- Law & Psychology Review
- Alabama Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Law Review
About 40% of our graduates have journal experience

STUDY ABROAD
University of Fribourg (Fribourg, Switzerland)
The Australian National University (Canberra, Australia)
Tel Aviv University (Tel Aviv, Israel)
The University of Delhi (New Delhi, India)

AFTER GRADUATION
- For our Class of 2013, the Alabama State Bar passage rate is 97.8%.
- 91% of our Class of 2013 were employed in J.D. required or preferred positions or pursuing advanced degrees within 9 months of graduation.
- 2013 marks the sixth consecutive year that 10 or more Alabama Law graduates have been placed in federal judicial clerkships.
- Alumni include U.S. Supreme Court Justice Hugo L. Black; Morris Dees, Co-Founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center; former ABA President Tommy Wells; Judge Frank Johnson; Habitat for Humanity Founder Millard Fuller; and U.S. Senators Howell Heflin, Richard Shelby, and Jeff Sessions.

(Updated March 2014)