Admissions

Quick Facts

1Ls at Orientation

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)

2015-16 TUITION
– $22,020 Resident
– $37,360 Nonresident
– A “Best Value” Law School, according to the National Jurist

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 433 JD students
– 50 full-time faculty
– Student-to-faculty ratio is 9.5 to 1
– Over 150 Electives offered

CLASS OF 2018 PROFILE
– 1584 applications received
– 581 candidates admitted
– 74 undergraduate institutions represented
– 24 states and 2 countries outside of the U.S. represented
– LSAT**: Median – 163; 75th percentile – 164; 25th percentile – 156
– UGPA: Median – 3.76; 75th percentile – 3.93; 25th percentile – 3.29
**Does not include 7 students without an LSAT score, whose UGPA mean was 3.93 and ACT mean was 30

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
– Civil Law Clinic
– Community Development Clinic
– Criminal Defense Clinic
– Domestic Violence Law Clinic
– Elder Law Clinic
– Mediation Law 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

STUDY ABROAD
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 2014, the Alabama State Bar passage rate is 95.7%. Our national bar passage rate is 94%.
– 91.8% of our Class of 2014 were employed in bar-passage-required or J.D.-advantage positions or pursuing advanced degrees within 10 months of graduation.
– 2014 marks the seventh consecutive year that eight or more Alabama Law graduates have been placed in federal judicial clerkships. Alabama Law has the 11th highest percentage of graduates with Federal Clerkships in the nation, as reported by U.S. News and World Report in June 2014.
– 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 September 2015)