Why Alabama Law?
The University of Alabama School of Law offers you:
- Affordable Cost: This year, tuition is $19,660 for Alabama residents and $32,920 for nonresidents. Also, the cost of living in Tuscaloosa is very reasonable.
- Low Student-Faculty Ratio: Alabama’s student-to-faculty ratio approximately is approximately 10:1.
- Employment Rate: 96% of the Class of 2011 was employed or attending graduate school within nine months of graduation.
- Bar Passage Rate: For our Class of 2011, the Alabama State Bar passage rate was 94%.
- Public Interest & Public Service: The Law School offers a certificate program in Public Interest Law and provides you with a resource center for gaining public interest experience.
- Atmosphere: Alabama Law offers you an exciting and progressive legal education in a collegial environment.
- Access: Ten U.S. Supreme Court justices have addressed Alabama Law’s students. Chief Justice John Roberts, Justice Clarence Thomas, and Justice John Paul Stevens visited in 2009, 2010, and 2011, respectively. Aharon Barak, former President of the Israeli Supreme Court, delivered the Law School’s Albritton Lecture in 2007. He returns in Fall 2012 to teach at the Law School, which will be his third consecutive year here as a Visiting Professor. The Chief Justice of Australia’s High Court delivered a lecture to Alabama Law’s students in January 2011.
- Advocacy Teams: Alabama has nearly 20 outstanding moot court and trial advocacy teams, including the 1st place team at the 2009 National Trial Advocacy Competition.
- Legal Experience: Alabama is one of the few law schools in the country that guarantees every interested student the opportunity to participate in at least one law clinic before graduating. Our clinical program includes: Domestic Violence, Criminal Defense, Capital Defense, Elder Law, Civil Law, Community Development, and Mediation Law. Our students provide approximately 15,000 hours of free legal assistance each year.
- International Programs: The Law School offers semester-long programs in India and Israel, as well as summer programs in Switzerland and Australia. Alabama Law also offers a one-year LL.M. degree for international lawyers.
Alabama Law offers its students a high quality-of-life coupled with an exciting, challenging educational environment.
Contact the Admissions Office at (205) 348-5440 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about The University of Alabama School of Law.