Alabama Law Congratulates the Class of 2020

At this moment, Alabama Law should be celebrating the Class of 2020 with their family and friends. Unfortunately, we are not able to gather together right now. But the Class has earned the recognition that comes with moving the purple tassel from the right to the left side of their tam. So please take a moment and join us as we celebrate this incredible group of people. 

Dean Mark E. Brandon honored the success and challenges of the Class of 2020 in a video the Law School commissioned to honor graduates.

Three years ago at Orientation, Dean Brandon challenged the members of the Class of 2020 to leave a mark on the Law School, society, and the law.

“I have to say that I am enormously proud of all that you’ve accomplished, of the marks that you have made,” Brandon said. “In the classroom, you’ve demonstrated intelligence and creativity that show you have what it takes to succeed in the practice of law. In your work in clinics and through the Public Interest Institute, you’ve enacted compassion and care that are crucial to flourishing in the law. In a host of competitions, within the Law School and outside the Law School, you’ve used your skills to achieve at an exceptionally high level. And in doing those things, you’ve left a trace on the school of law, on one another, and, frankly, on me.”

“I have to say that I am enormously proud of all that you’ve accomplished, of the marks that you have made” – Dean Mark E. Brandon

Alabama Law conferred 125 Juris Doctor degrees virtually on May 3. Three J.D. students received joint Master’s Degrees in Business Administration, and two students received a Masters of Comparative Law. Seven J.D. students received the LL.M. degree – Master of Laws Degree – in Taxation or Business Transactions, while three students received the Doctor of Juridical Science Degree. This year, the Law School held its Juris Doctor and LL.M. graduations simultaneously. Ten LL.M. students earned a degree in Taxation or Business Transactions.