Why should you choose Alabama Law? Whether it’s the low student-to-faculty ratio, high bar passage and employment rates, stellar placement in federal clerkships, opportunities in public interest and public service, numerous advocacy teams and journals, clinical experiences, or international programs, the list of wonderful things happening at our law school seems to never end. And having all this at an affordable cost in an exciting and collegial environment makes Alabama Law the destination for outstanding students, faculty and staff.
– 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)
– $22,760 Resident
– $38,820 Nonresident
– A “Best Value” Law School, according to the National Jurist
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.
– Approximately 409 JD students
– Through our clinics and Public Interest Institute, our students provided more than 20,000 hours of community service last year.
– More than 30 student organizations
– 8.7 to 1 student to faculty ratio
– 1624 applications received
– 511 candidates admitted
– 64 undergraduate institutions represented
– 20 states and 2 countries outside of the U.S. represented
– LSAT**: Median – 163; 75th percentile – 165; 25th percentile – 157
– UGPA: Median – 3.82; 75th percentile – 3.92; 25th percentile – 3.45
**Does not include 6 students without an LSAT score, whose UGPA mean was 4.03 and ACT mean was 30
– 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.
– Over 150 Electives
– 23 Trial Advocacy and Moot Court Teams
– Academic Support Programs
– Civil Law Clinic
– Criminal Defense Clinic
– Domestic Violence Law Clinic
– Elder Law Clinic
– Mediation Law Clinic
Every Alabama Law student is guaranteed a clinical experience
– Alabama Law Review
– The Journal of the Legal Profession
– Law & Psychology Review
– Alabama Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Law Review
- The Australian National University (Canberra, Australia)
- Tel Aviv University (Tel Aviv, Israel)
- The University of Delhi (New Delhi, India)
--For our Class of 2015, the Alabama State Bar passage rate is 92.9%. Our national bar passage rate is 90.8%.
– 90.3% of our Class of 2015 were employed in bar-passage-required or J.D.-advantage positions or pursuing advanced degrees within 10 months of graduation.
– Alabama Law ranked 12th for percentage of law graduates with federal clerkships according to Business Insider in August 2016.
– 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.
[Quick Facts Updated December 2016]