University of Alabama

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Box 870382
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

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#23 Best Law Schools

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The full-time program application fee at the School of Law at University of Alabama is $40. Its tuition is full-time: $20,770 per year (in-state) and full-time: $34,840 per year (out-of-state). The student-faculty ratio is 10.7:1. The School of Law at University of Alabama has 76 full- and part-time faculty on staff.

The University of Alabama School of Law utilizes a broad legal curriculum with electives in specialty areas including environmental law and intellectual property law. Students are guaranteed at least one clinical experience before graduating and can choose from a variety of clinics, including ones that focus on elder law, civil law and community development law. Students can complete a joint J.D./MBA in three or four years in conjunction with the Manderson Graduate School of Business.

Outside of class, J.D. candidates can participate in more than 40 student organizations, including the Military Law Society and the Law and Film Society. More than 40 percent of students are involved in the school’s four legal journals: the Alabama Law Review; the Journal of the Legal Profession; Law and Psychology Review; and the Alabama Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Law Review. The school’s Public Interest Institute coordinates community service projects and supports students who want to work in public interest law. The School of Law also offers a Certificate in Public Interest Law to students who complete a required courseload and volunteer at least 50 hours of service.

Notable alumni of the University of Alabama School of Law include Jeff Sessions, a U.S. Senator from Alabama, and Morris Dees, co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center, a nonprofit civil rights organization. Because Harper Lee, author of the classic novel "To Kill A Mockingbird," attended (but did not graduate from) the Alabama School of Law, the school cofounded the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction, an annual contest to award fiction about the role of lawyers in society.

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Year founded 1872
Public/private Public
Law school designation Regional


Application deadline N/A
Full-time program application fee $40
Part-time program application fee N/A
Admissions phone (205) 348-5440
Admissions email


Full- and part-time faculty 76
Student-faculty ratio 10.7:1
Total faculty 88

Student Body

Enrollment (full-time) 465
Gender distribution (full-time)
Gender distribution (full-time)
J.D. candidates graduating in 2012-2013 167


Tuition and fees

full-time: $20,770 per year (in-state)
full-time: $34,840 per year (out-of-state)

Room and board $12,556


Employed at graduation2 65.1%
Median private sector starting salary $77,500
Median public service starting salary $53,500


Total volumes and volume equivalents 645,857

* Law School Overview details based on 2013 data

2. Represents the percentage of all 2012 graduates who had a full-time job lasting at least a year for which bar passage was required or a J.D. degree was an advantage. These employment rates are part of the data on placement success used to determine a school’s ranking.

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