University of Alabama School of Law
University of Alabama School of Law
101 Paul W. Bryant Drive Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
The University of Alabama School of Law is a public institution located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The law school was founded in 1872. It is a three-year program with a - 30.96% acceptance rate. For fall of 2021, 473 students were accepted from 1,528 applicants. The university enrolled 149 students, who had a median LSAT of 165, and a median GPA of 3.94.
The University of Alabama School of Law has a very diverse student body, with the class of 2024 having lived, worked, or studied in 43 different countries. Students speak 12 languages collectively and represent 65 undergraduate institutions in 29 different states. 12% of students come from minority backgrounds and 53% are women. Many class members have also earned advanced degrees, including an MBA, MA, or MPP.
The application fee is $40, though there is a fee-waiver program for veterans, AmeriCorps, and Peace Corps volunteers. One letter of recommendation is required, and students must submit either LSAT or GRE scores. No interviews are required, though students may contact the program if they have any questions. Tuition is $23,610 for Alabama residents, and $43,060 for out-of-state students. All applicants are automatically considered for first-year scholarship programs.
The University of Alabama offers more than 100 elective courses for students to choose from and widen their knowledge and skills. Certificates in Governmental Affairs, Public Interest Law, and International and Comparative Law are available. Moreover, the school also offers many joint degree/enrollment programs where students can earn their MBA, MA, Ph.D., MS, MSW, and LLM degrees. The student/faculty ratio is 6:1.
There are also many unique clinical programs that the University of Alabama offers, such as Domestic Violence Law, Children’s Rights Law, and Mediation Law. Every student is guaranteed a clinical experience. Students have the choice of studying abroad in Australia, Israel, or the United Kingdom.
94.74% of graduates pass the bar after two years, and 96.1% are employed within ten months of graduation. 44 graduates from the class of 2021 are employed in law firms with less than 250 members, and 13 are employed in law firms with over 250. Graduates are employed in all 50 states, with the highest concentrations of graduates in Alabama, Florida, and Georgia. The median salary is . Of the class of 2021, 13 work in federal clerkships and 5 at the state, territorial, or local level. 13 are employed in business and industry, 19 are employed in government, 7 are employed in public interest, and 3 are employed in academic fields. 12 work in industries where obtaining a JD is an advantage.
Tuscaloosa is considered one of the most vibrant university towns in the country, with numerous cultural and academic activities available. Proximity to cities such as New Orleans, Nashville, and Atlanta cements “T-Town” as a prime location for students of any interest.
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• Graduates that passed the bar exam within 2 years: 94.74%
• Number of graduates employed by law firms (by size) 250 and less: 44
• Number of graduates employed by law firms (by size) 251 and above: 13
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