University of Alabama Law School

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University of Alabama School of Law law school located in Tuscaloosa, AL, University of Alabama School of Law is one of five law schools in the state, one of three that is ABA accredited, and of the accredited schools, it is the only public law school in Alabama. In 2003-2005, there were 541 (536 J.D., 5 International LL.M.) students enrolled, and in 2006-2007, the first year student body had a median 163 LSAT, and 3.56 GPA. Of these students, approximately 40% were female and 12% were minority students. The 2006-2007 academic year also saw the opening of a $15 million dollar addition to the law school with more room for the clinical program and mock trial teams, study and meeting rooms, new offices, a cafe, and additional classrooms.

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University of Alabama Law School Admissions

University of Alabama Law School is considered a Competitive law school, which accepts only 37% of its applicants. Comparatively, Alabama is Lower than the average cost for law school.

Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2024 1584 581 (36.68%) 153 (9.7%)
25% Median 75%
GPA 3.29 3.76 3.93
LSAT 156 163 164

Tuition And Financial Aid

In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $22,324 $37,664
Part Time N/A N/A

Living Expenses

  • Living on-campus: $17,972
  • Living off-campus: $17,972
  • Living at home: $17,972

Important Dates

  • Early Decision 1: N/A
  • Early Decision 2: N/A
  • Regular Decision: N/A
  • Application Fee: $40

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University of Alabama Law School Community

University of Alabama Law School is considered to have a Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Above Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Alabama is Below Average.

Student body

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Comparable Schools

Faculty Statistics

  • Full Time: 42
  • Part Time: 38


  • # Female Faculty: 29
  • # Minority Faculty: 10


10.3 Students

1 Faculty

Housing Options

  • On Campus Housing: No
  • Graduate Housing: No
  • Law Specific Housing: No

University of Alabama Law School Curriculum

The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. University of Alabama 1L section size is 31% larger than law schools in Alabama and 16% larger than all PUBLIC law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

University of Alabama Law School: 157
Alabama Average: 108
PUBLIC School Average: 132

Positions Available in Advanced Courses

  • Simulation Courses: 251
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics: 118

Students Involved in Advanced Activities

  • Field Placements: 67
  • Law Journals: 154
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials: 0

Attrition Rates

  • First Year: 6.0%
  • Second Year: 1.4%
  • Third Year: 0.0%
  • Fourth Year: 0.0%

University of Alabama Law School Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The University of Alabama class of 2019 had an employment rate of 95% with 2% pursuing an additional degree.

Employment Comparison

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In 2019, 80.9%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 52.0%
  • Business: 16.0%
  • Government: 14.0%
  • Public Interest: 5.0%
  • Academia: 2.0%
  • Alabama: 60%
  • Georgia: 8%
  • Tennessee: 5%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 80.9%
  • First Time Takers: 173
  • Average School: 95.0%
  • Average State: 86.3%
  • Pass Difference: 8.7%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • Alabama: 88.5%
  • Passed: 110 of 116 (94.8%)
  • State Average: 86.3%
  • Difference: 6.4%