Miles Law School
|Miles Law School|
|Established||August 26, 1974|
|Dean||J. Richet Pearson|
|Location||Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.
|Bar pass rate||17% (February 2011)|
Miles Law School was founded on August 26, 1974. Among the founders were Bishop C. A. Kirkendoll of the C.M.E. Church, Dr. W. Clyde Williams, former president of Miles College, former Alabama Judge and state Senator J. Richmond Pearson, and Morris Dees, founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Graduates of the law school include Birmingham Mayor William A. Bell, former Birmingham Mayor and current 10th Judicial Circuit Court Judge Carole Smitherman, Current Miles College president, George T. French, Jr., District Court Judge Eric Fancher, as well as Alabama State Senators Bobby Singleton and Rodger Smitherman.
Program of Study
The school offers a four-year part-time evening program. Graduates of the law school receive the Juris Doctor.
Miles Law School graduates are eligible to take the Alabama Bar Exam pursuant to the authority granted by the Alabama Legislature and the Alabama Supreme Court. The school is not accredited by the American Bar Association.
- William A. Bell, Mayor of Birmingham
- Bobby Singleton, Alabama State Senator
- Carole Smitherman, former Mayor of Birmingham, current Circuit Court Judge
- Rodger Smitherman, Alabama State Senator
- Alabama State Bar Detailed Examinee Statistics for February 2011
- Detailed Examinee Statistics for July 2009. The Alabama State Bar.
- Section 34-3-2.1: Certified graduates of certain law schools authorized to take bar exam. Alabama State Legislature.
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