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JD Curriculum

The University of Alabama School of Law provides students the opportunity to explore a variety of legal topics while gaining a strong foundation in the law.

The first-year curriculum is designed to provide an introduction to wide ranging areas of law and to teach the fundamentals necessary to study and practice law.

Students choose from more than 100 elective courses during their remaining two years that cover numerous areas of study. Students have maximum flexibility in designing their curriculum. To receive a JD, students must complete a total of 90 credit hours, including 1) Legal Profession, 2) a seminar, and 3) 6 credits of experiential learning.