Why Alabama Law?

The University of Alabama School of Law offers you:

  • Affordable Cost: Alabama Law is a “Best Value” law school according to the National Jurist. This year, tuition is $22,760 for Alabama residents and $38,820 for nonresidents. Also, the cost of living in Tuscaloosa is very reasonable.
  • Low Student-Faculty Ratio: Alabama’s student-to-faculty ratio is 9.5 to 1.
  • Employment Rate: 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.
  • Federal Clerkships: Alabama Law ranked 12th for percentage of law graduates with federal clerkships according to Business Insider in August 2016.
  • Bar Passage Rate: For our Class of 2015, the Alabama State Bar passage rate is 92.9%. Our national bar passage rate is 90.8%.
  • 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.
  • Governmental Affairs: Alabama Law offers a Certificate in Governmental Affairs, as well as an opportunity to spend a semester in Washington, D.C. through our Federal Externship Program.
  • Atmosphere: Alabama Law offers you an exciting and progressive legal education in a collegial environment.
  • Access: Seven U.S. Supreme Court justices have addressed Alabama Law students in the last decade.
  • Advocacy Teams and Journals: Alabama Law fields 17 outstanding moot court and trial advocacy teams and publishes four student-run journals.
  • Legal Experience: Alabama is one of the few law schools in the country that guarantees every student the opportunity to participate in at least one law clinic before graduating. Our program offers the following clinics: Domestic Violence, Criminal Defense, Elder Law, Civil Law, Community Development, and Mediation Law.
  • International Programs: The Law School offers semester-long programs in India and Israel, as well as a summer program in Australia. Alabama Law also offers LL.M. and J.S.D. degrees.

Contact the Admissions Office at (205) 348-5440 or admissions@law.ua.edu to learn more about The University of Alabama School of Law.

(Updated November 2016)