January 10, 2014

The 2014 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction is Currently Accepting Entries

The fourth annual Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction, co-sponsored by the Law School and the ABA Journal, is now accepting entries for the 2014 prize. Please visit to find out more information.

January 7, 2014

Professor Horwitz’s Book Honored by Harvard University Press


Professor Paul Horwitz’s First Amendment Institutions has been named one of the “Outstanding Academic Titles for 2013″ by the American Library Association’s Choice magazine.  Read more about  First Amendment Institutions.

January 2, 2014

“When God Spikes Your Drink: Guilty Without Mens Rea”

Professor Vars’ article, “When God Spikes Your Drink: Guilty Without Mens Rea”, was recently published by the California Law Review. This article is a criticism of the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Metrish v. LancasterRead the article in the California Law Review here.

December 20, 2013

Professor Morriss Conducts Analysis of Cayman’s Labor Market

Andrew Morriss, D. Paul Jones, Jr. & Charlene Angelich Jones Chairholder of Law, was commissioned by Caymans Finance to conduct an analysis of Cayman’s labor market that would explain characteristics of, and the differences among, the three main revenue-producing industries (financial, tourism, construction) and the impact of Cayman’s immigration policies on each. Read Professor Morriss’ analysis in The Cayman Islands Business Journal.

December 17, 2013

Michael Allen (’00) Authors Book About American Intelligence Post 9/11

MichaelAllenHeadshot150Michael Allen, a 2000 graduate of the Law School, recently authored Blinking Red: Crisis and Compromise in American Intelligence After 9/11. Allen formerly worked as majority staff director of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, director for the Bipartisan Policy Center’s National Security Preparedness Group (the successor to the 9/11 Commission) and filled various national security policy and legislative roles within the White House.
Read more about Blinking Red.

December 13, 2013

2013 End of Year Giving Information

Farrah Alumni Society

Planning to make a gift before the end of the year?

Click here to ensure your gift is received by December 31, 2013 for maximum tax credit.

As you consider your charitable gifts between now and the end of the year, remember that gifts made now could generate income tax deductions that may help reduce your tax bill for 2013.

Ways to give include:

Online via Credit Card or electronic check:

The most convenient, secure and expedient way to ensure that your year-end gift to Law School is received on time is to make it online via the UA giving web-site, You may make an online gift any time before 11:59 p.m. (Central Standard Time) on December 31, 2013.


Contributions mailed via U.S. Postal Service with postmark and check date on or before December 31, 2013 will be credited for 2013. Gifts may be mailed to the following address:

The University of Alabama School of Law
Office of Advancement
Box 870382
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487


Giving stocks that are worth more than you paid for them may result in additional tax savings. Stock transfers initiated and received on or before the close of the market on December 31, 2013, will be credited for 2013.

To ensure proper gift credit to you, please notify us in advance when you are ready to make a transfer. For more information regarding stock transfers, please visit UA’s Gifts of Securities page.

Wire Transfer Instructions:

Domestic transfer instructions:
Bank: BBVA Compass
Address: P.O. Box 10566
Birmingham, AL 35296
Routing number: 062001186
University of Alabama disbursing account number: 0002703246

Wire transfers must be received at UA’s bank on or before December 31, 2013, in order to be considered a 2013 contribution. Please contact UA at (205) 348-6718 and provide the name of who is making the wire transfer and for what purpose. You may also email Mary Beth Seibert or Angie Gann.


Questions about year-end giving or supporting UA?

Please call the Law School Office of Advancement at (205) 348-5752 or UA Central Advancement toll-free at (888) 875-4438 or visit Giving to UA for additional information.

This information should not be construed as investment, tax or legal advice. Before making your charitable gift, please consult with your financial, legal and other advisors

December 11, 2013

Watch the Fall 2013 Albritton Lecture Given by Justice Elena Kagan

On October 4, Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan presented the Fall 2013 Albritton Lecture.  Click here to view footage from the lecture.

Thank you to C-SPAN for providing wonderful coverage of the Fall 2013 Albritton Lecture given by Justice Elena Kagan.

December 10, 2013

Professor Morriss: “Should Congress move quickly to pass comprehensive climate change legislation?”

Morriss140Professor Morriss’ most recent op-ed has gone viral, being picked up by over 54 news papers internationally.  In this opinion piece he addresses the call for Congress to pass comprehensive climate change legislation.  Professor Morriss opines, “Congress should not waste time debating a comprehensive climate change legislation in the coming year.” Read the entire article “Rapidly growing economies in China, India will swamp any US efforts” in the Gazette Xtra.

December 10, 2013

Assoc. Dean Carodine Interviewed Again About BP Litigation for NPR’s Morning Edition

Associate Dean Montre Carodine was recently interviewed by NPR’s Morning Edition regarding the ongoing BP Oil Spill Trial.  Listen to the full interview. Carodine

To listen to Professor Carodine’s previous NPR interview, click here.

December 5, 2013

Dan Joyner’s Blog Honored by the ABA Journal


The editors of the American Bar Association Journal announced the selection of The University of Alabama Law School Professor Dan Joyner’s online blog, Arms Control Law, as one of the top 100 best blogs for a legal audience. The official announcement can be found at

Professor Joyner’s blog,, provides analysis and discussion of international law issues relevant to arms control. The blog has covered the Syrian chemical weapons crisis and the dispute over Iran’s nuclear program in the past year.