PLUS Program Frequently Asked Questions

Pre-law Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Program | Program Schedule | Frequently Asked Questions | Application

What classes will I take and what will I learn?

Participants will take the following courses over the four-week period: (1) Introduction to the U.S. Legal System; (2) Criminal Law; (3) Legal Writing and Analysis; and  (4) Survey of Law. The Survey of Law course will explore the topics of Environmental Law, Immigration Law, Tax Law, Evidence, Torts, and Business Organizations. In addition to providing you with a rigorous doctrinal and experiential skills-based curriculum, the program will assist you in preparing for the law school application and admissions process. Students will not earn academic credit at either The University of Alabama undergraduate campus or the Law School. If your institution awards credit for such programs, we will work with them to provide the required documentation. Successful completion includes submission of all required assignments and exams.

How much will it cost me to participate in the PLUS program?

The Program will cover the cost of your tuition, housing, required course materials, and organized social activities. You will also receive a $1000 stipend.

How do I make my travel arrangements?

You will be responsible for all your travel arrangements and expenses to and from the University of Alabama campus. The Program does not pay for any transportation expenses for your arrival to or departure from the University of Alabama campus.

Where will I live while participating in the program?

All students participating in the program will live in Bryce Lawn Hall Apartments.

Upon arriving on campus on Sunday, June 3, 2018, students should go directly to Bryce Lawn Hall. We will forward additional information to you after we have received your confirmation. If you have any questions regarding this information, please email us at PLUS@law.ua.edu.  Participants should move out of the dormitory to return home between 2:00pm and 5:00pm on Friday, June 29, 2018.

Do I have to live in the dormitory?

To build a sense of community among students in the PLUS program, we expect all program participants to reside in the dormitory. If you already live in Tuscaloosa, and living in the dormitory would impose a serious burden, you MUST contact us at PLUS@law.ua.edu.  Any participant granted permission to live outside of the dormitory may not receive the monthly stipend and will be required to participate in scheduled activities, including those which take place in the dormitory.

I participated in a PLUS Program in the past, am I eligible to participate in this program?

No. Students who have previously participated in any PLUS Program are ineligible to participate in the Alabama PLUS Program.

How much time will I spend in classes?

The PLUS program is intended to be a full-time commitment. By agreeing to participate in the program, you agree that you will not have any commitments that would prevent you from giving the program your full attention. The PLUS program runs from Sunday, June 3 through Friday, June 29, 2018. Participants must agree to participate in all scheduled activities for the entire four-week period. Classes will be conducted Monday through Friday, from 9:00am to approximately 4:00pm.

What type of clothing should I bring?

You can dress casually for class, as you would at your college. However, business attire is required for trips to courthouses. You should bring at least two changes of clothing suitable for business occasions. Also, an umbrella is recommended.