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)
– $23,410 Resident
– $40,360 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
– 1577 applications received
– 125 students enrolled
– 58 undergraduate institutions represented
– 28 states and 2 countries outside of the U.S. represented
– LSAT**: Median – 164; 75th percentile – 166; 25th percentile – 157
– UGPA: Median – 3.84; 75th percentile – 3.94; 25th percentile – 3.42
**Does not include 4 students without an LSAT score, whose UGPA mean was 4.03 and ACT mean was 29
– 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
– Children’s Rights 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 2016, the Alabama State Bar passage rate is 92.9%. Our bar passage rate nationwide is 90.8%.
– 90.3% of our Class of 2016 were employed in bar-passage-required or J.D.-advantage positions or pursuing advanced degrees within 10 months of graduation.
– According to ABA data, Alabama Law is 11th for percentage of 2016 graduates with federal clerkships.
– Alumni include U.S. Supreme Court Justice Hugo L. Black; Judge Frank M. Johnson; Morris Dees, Co-Founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center; former ABA President Tommy Wells; Habitat for Humanity Founder Millard Fuller; U.S. Senators Howell Heflin and Richard Shelby; and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
[Quick Facts Updated September 2017]