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Professor Hamill Interviewed for the Business Divorce Roundtable podcast

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Professor Susan Hamill was recently interviewed about LLC’s for the Business Divorce Roundtable podcast which was then published on FarrellFritz Attorney’s website.

2021 Year-End Charitable Giving

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As you consider your charitable giving prior to the end of the year, remember that gifts made now could generate income tax deductions that may help reduce your tax bill for 2021. Here’s how to complete your 2021 gift to the University of Alabama School of Law by year-end.

IMPORTANT:  Credit card gifts mailed to The University of Alabama must be received by Friday, December 31, 2021, at 4:00 p.m. CST in order to be processed. If you wish to make your credit card gift over the phone, the Office of Advancement Services will be open from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. CST on Friday, December 31. You may also make your gift online anytime at  If you have any questions, please call (205) 348-5370.

Gifts by Check

Mailed via USPS:

  • Mail via U.S. Postal Service with the postmark on or before December 31, 2021, and
  • Date your check on or before December 31, 2021.
  • Gifts may be mailed to the following address:

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

Gifts by Credit Card

Online gifts via credit card:

The most convenient and expedient way to ensure that your year-end gift to The University of Alabama School of Law is received on time is to make it online via the UA giving website. Please consider time zone differences when making your online contribution by December 31. You may give using any major credit card and your receipt is automatically generated and delivered via email.

Credit Card gifts by telephone:

  • The deadline is 4:00 p.m. CST on Friday, December 31, 2021.
  • Call (205) 348-5370 and have your credit card number, expiration date, daytime telephone number and gift designation ready.
  • After 4:00 p.m. on December 31, please use the UA online giving form.

Gifts of Securities

Giving stock that is worth more than you paid for it may result in additional tax savings. Stock transfers received on or before the close of the market on December 31, 2021, will be credited for 2021.  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.

Gifts via Wire Transfer

Wire transfer instructions are as follows:

Bank: Cadence Bank
Birmingham, AL
Routing number: 062206295
Account Name: The University of Alabama
Account Number: 5500308191

Wire transfers must be received at UA’s bank on or before December 31, 2021, in order to be considered a 2021 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 Hannah Blanchard.

Gifts via IRA Charitable Rollovers

The charitable IRA rollover, also called a qualified charitable distribution, was made permanent in 2015.  Since 2006, many UA donors age 70 ½ or older have used this option to make qualifying charitable gifts that were excluded from taxable income and counted toward their required minimum distribution (RMD).  To qualify, gifts must be transferred directly from the IRA provider to The University of Alabama and meet certain other requirements.  This provision applies to people age 70 ½ or older at the time the transfer is completed.  Please note that an individual taxpayer’s total charitable IRA rollover gifts cannot exceed $100,000 per tax year.  We encourage you to check with your financial advisors about the best ways for you to take advantage of this opportunity as you consider gifts to the University and other charitable interests that are important to you.

It is simple to make a transfer. Contact your account administrator to request a check to be delivered to the address below. Envelopes must be postmarked no later than December 31, 2021.

The University of Alabama
Attn: Office of Planned Giving
Box 870123
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487

For more information, contact the Office of Planned Giving at (205) 348-0999 or toll-free at (888) 875-4438.

Questions about year-end giving or supporting UA

Please call the Office of Advancement at (205) 348-5370 or 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.

Professor Grove Interviewed on GBH News

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Professor Tara Grove was recently interviewed on GBH news (Boston) in regards to criticisms on President Biden’s Supreme Court commission’s final report that was recently released.

Click below to watch the interview!

Three Alabama Law Students Donate Kidneys

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Alabama Law 3Ls Angelica Mamani, Katrina Smith, and Ryne Smith each donated a kidney to save the lives of three people they previously didn’t know. Each year across the nation only 200 of all kidney donations come from people who do not know the recipient. We are honored to have three of those 200 walking our halls. To read more about these students’ journeys, visit the links below:


CBS 42- 3 University of Alabama law students donate kidneys to save lives


News 19 Huntsville- 3 University of Alabama law students donate kidneys to save live


WBRC Fox6- University of Alabama law students donate kidneys


ABC 33/40- Three UA Law Students Donate Kidneys to Strangers


Tuscaloosa News- University Of Alabama law students donate kidneys


UA News-A Chain Reaction: Three UA Law Students Donate Kidneys

WSFA 12 News MontgomeryUniversity Of Alabama law students donate kidneys

Professor Hill Quoted in Bloomberg Law

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Professor Julie Hill was recently quoted in a Bloomberg Law article titled Bank Exams Will Regain Human Touch When Pandemic Recedes.

Professors Delgado and Stefancic Published in Boston University Law Review

Professors Jean Stefancic and Richard Delgado’s response to an essay by Alabama Law 3L, Spencer Bowley, was recently published on the B.U. Law Review website.

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Professor Richard Delgado, Alabama Law

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Professor Jean Stefancic, Alabama Law

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Alabama Law 3L, Spener Bowley

Professor Ray Published in Columbia Law Review


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Professor Shalini Bhargava Ray recently published her article, Immigration Law’s Arbitrariness Problem, in Columbia Law Review.

It was also reviewed in JOTWELL by Prof. Mila Sohoni of the University of San Diego Law School. The review is available here: 

Professor Hamill Published in Canopy Forum

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Professor Susan Pace Hamill‘s article, Moral Reflections on 21st Century Tax Policy Trends, was recently published on the Canopy Forum website.

Alabama Law Ranks Top 10 in Federal Clerkships

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Data from the most recent ABA Employment Report show that the Alabama Law Class of 2020 ranks 10th in the nation for federal clerkship placements**. This achievement, and the law school’s prior five year aggregate of a 13th place** national ranking, is the result of intensive recruiting from an Admissions Office that is committed to enrolling increasingly impressive classes of high-achieving students year-over-year; dedicated mentorship from talented professors, many of whom have performed their own clerkships in years past; and a very proactive Career Services Office that is continually helping our students find and prepare for these opportunities. None of which would be possible without the generous donations provided by our Law School alumni and friends. To steal from the proverbial phrase, it has taken a village to come this far.


In total, Alabama Law’s Class of 2020 had 15 students who earned federal clerkships and eight additional students who landed state clerkships. Below, a few of these students share their experiences:


Anne-Miles Golson headshotAnne-Miles Golson | Clerked for Circuit Judge Andrew Brasher | U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
“Whether I was analyzing briefs, observing seasoned advocates during oral arguments, or reading the Judge’s work, I was constantly learning from some of the best legal minds. I cannot overemphasize the impact that experience has already had or the confidence it has given me as I transition into private practice.”


Shontel Stewart HeadshotShontel Stewart | Clerked for Associate Justice Sarah Stewart, Alabama Supreme Court
“I really enjoy clerking because of the relationships that are formed in close-knit chambers. I am grateful that, because of my experiences as a clerk, I will have a tool belt that is fully-equipped for legal practice. Nothing compares to the feeling of seeing a published opinion that you drafted quoted and relied upon in future cases.”


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Atticus DeProspo | Clerked for Judge L. Scott Coogler, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama | Clerked for Judge Peter W. Hall, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit | Clerked for Judge Steven Menashi, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

“My clerkship experiences provided me with great institutional knowledge that will be helpful as I pursue a career as a litigator—which will require me to leverage these experiences when serving as an advocate for clients. Most importantly, I gained great mentors and role models who have supported and advised me as I make decisions about my legal career moving forward.”


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Stephanie Avant | Clerked for Judge Madeline H. Haikala, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama

“Not having to do the same thing day in and day out is undersold, because it makes you an outside-the-box thinker and that is what will set you apart from others who graduated with you or even before you.”


McGavin Brown headshotMcGavinn Brown | Clerked for U.S. District Judge L. Scott Coogler | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama | Clerked for Judge Eugene Siler, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
“Clerking has been useful for at least two reasons. For one, it’s given me confidence. I think most new lawyers, me included, have a healthy (or unhealthy) dose of imposter syndrome. Clerking can be a Wizard-of-Oz-like experience; you see that most lawyers—young and old—encounter difficult questions every day, and everyone is just doing their best to figure it out. Second, clerking has given me a chance to improve my writing and research skills. I’m excited to finish this second term and start working with clients of my own. I thank Alabama Law for all of the opportunities it’s afforded me.”


Leading With Experience

Because many of the professors at Alabama Law also served as judicial clerks, they understand the importance of these experiences, and they are able to help prepare the next generation of students qualify for these prestigious positions.

Heather Elliott, Alumni, Class of ’36 Professor of Law & Chair of Alabama Law Clerkship Program | Clerked for Judge Merrick Garland, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit | Clerked for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court of the United States

“As the chair of the Law School’s Clerkship Committee, I am lucky enough to help students find post-graduate clerkships with federal and state judges at all levels. I work closely with Dean Megan Walsh of the Career Services Office and with other faculty to ensure that students are aware of clerkship opportunities and know how best to seek them. I understand how valuable these experiences are, because I was a law clerk: I clerked for then-Judge Merrick Garland of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and for the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the U.S. Supreme Court. Both expected a great deal, but neither sought anything from their clerks that they didn’t demand in triplicate from themselves. Serving as a law clerk taught me how to be a better thinker, a better communicator, and a better person. I delight in helping our law students find opportunities for similar experiences.”

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Ronald Krotoszynski, John S. Stone Chairholder of Law & Director of Faculty Research | Clerked for Judge Frank M. Johnson Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

“At Alabama Law, we can teach students the legal rules of the road—but we cannot teach them practical judgment about how those rules work in the real world. In a federal judicial clerkship, a law clerk learns how legal rules, many of which contain more than a little play in the joints, actually map on to particular facts and circumstances. The kind of practical wisdom that a law clerk obtains from working with a federal judge is something that we just cannot replicate in a classroom; it’s a particularly useful, and valuable, way of learning by doing.”

Did you know?


*These rankings are determined by calculating the percentage of students who earn these positions in a given graduating class.
**Based on aggregate data from the past five published ABA reports.

Professor Delgado and Alabama Law alum Published in U.C.-Davis Soc. Just. L. Rev

Professor Richard Delgado co-authored an essay with Alabama Law alum Allen Slater (’21) titled The Least of These”: The Case for Nationwide Injunctions in Immigration Cases as a Critical Democratic Institution that was recently published in the U.C.-Davis Soc. Just. L. Rev.


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Professor Richard Delgado

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Alan Slater