University of Alabama School of Law

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University of Alabama School of Law
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Parent school University of Alabama
Established 1872
School type Public
Dean William Brewbaker (Interim)[1]
Location Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States
33°12′39″N 87°32′46″W / 33.210941°N 87.546186°W / 33.210941; -87.546186Coordinates: 33°12′39″N 87°32′46″W / 33.210941°N 87.546186°W / 33.210941; -87.546186
Enrollment 520 (approx.)
Faculty 50 full-time; 40 adjunct
USNWR ranking 21 [2]
Bar pass rate 97% (Official ABA Data)
Website www.law.ua.edu
ABA profile [1]

The University of Alabama School of Law (also known as Alabama Law) located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama is a nationally ranked top-tier law school (First Tier) [2] and the only public law school in the state. In total, it is one of five law schools in the state, and one of three that are ABA accredited.

The diverse student body, of approximately 520, represent 174 undergraduate institutions from 23 states and Canada. Of the incoming class of 2012, approximately 40% were female and 15% were minority students.[3]

Academics[edit]

The School of Law offers the Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree, as well as an International LL.M., an LL.M. in Taxation, and an LL.M. in Business Transactions. A joint J.D./M.B.A. program is also available. Students may also pursue a number of graduate degrees through established dual enrollment programs for M.A. or Ph.D. in Political Science, M.P.A., Ph.D. in Economics, or LL.M. in Taxation. In addition, a Certificate in Public Interest Law is available through the Public Interest Institute.

Admissions have become increasingly selective with the median LSAT and undergrad GPAs, of the 2009 incoming class, reaching 164 and 3.76, respectively. The 75% to 25% range for these metrics was from 165-159 and 3.89 to 3.30.[4]

Law Clinics[edit]

Students are guaranteed an opportunity to participate in at least one of the school's seven law clinics.[5]

Publications[edit]

In 2007 Jarvis & Coleman ranked the Alabama Law Review (ALR) 36th "on the basis of the prominence of their lead article authors."[6] This represents an incredible 63 position improvement from the rankings of ten years prior. A year before, ExpressO, UC Berkeley's manuscript submission service, ranked the ALR at 22nd, in terms of "number of manuscripts received."[7] Washington and Lee's methods rank ALR significantly lower at 57th, by the number of citations from other journals, and 75th according to their composite scoring.[8] However, these too show a significant improvement of 41 and 47 positions, respectively, over the preceding 6 years.

Approximately 40% of students graduate with journal experience. This is a slightly lower percentage than many of Alabama's peer schools, but nonetheless above the national average.

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b "Best Law Schools". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  3. ^ "Quick Facts". UA School of Law. Retrieved 2010-08-28. 
  4. ^ "The University of Alabama School of Law, ABA Law School Data" (PDF). LSAC. Retrieved 2010-08-28. 
  5. ^ "Academics; Law Clinics". The University of Alabama School of Law. Retrieved 2010-08-28. 
  6. ^ "Ranking Law Reviews by Author Prominence -- Ten Years Later" (PDF). Law Library Journal. p. 577. 
  7. ^ "2006 Top 100 Law Reviews". Bepress. 
  8. ^ "Law Journals: Submissions and Ranking". Washington and Lee University School of Law. 
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  15. ^ "Hugo Black". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 15 December 2012. 
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  26. ^ "George Wallace". National Governors Association. Retrieved 15 December 2012. 

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