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University of Alabama School of Law

Overview

Lawdragon Limelight

Q&A with Mark Brandon

Dean, University of Alabama School of Law

"The university has understood the need in this marketplace to provide a legal education that’s within the reach of students and so it’s helped us keep tuition at, I think it’s fair to say, not just a reasonable level, but at an impressively low level, given the quality of the institution ..."

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Admissions Profile

Admission rate %:
27%
Number students applying:
1,896
Number students accepted:
521
First-year attrition rate:
8%

LSAT Scores 2014

75th percentile:
166
Median:
163
25th percentile:
157

GPA 2014

75th percentile:
3.94
Median:
3.77
25th percentile:
3.37

Financial Profile

Tuition and Fees Full-time Part-time
Resident $21,624 0
Non-resident $36,304 0
Living Expenses Full-time
On Campus $18,202
Off Campus $18,202                 

Education Life Profile

School Population

Total number students enrolled:
420
Number students enrolled full-time:
420
Number students enrolled part-time:
Number of first-year students:
134

Gender Diversity

% Women faculty:
31%
% Women students:
43%

Ethnic / Racial / Global Diversity

% Minority faculty:
13%
% Minority students:
15%
% International students:
0

Academic Profile

Student Opportunities

Number of law journals:
4
Names of law journals:
Alabama Civil Rights & Civil Liberties Law Review, Alabama Law Review, Journal of the Legal Profession, Law & Psychology Review
% of students involved in law journals:
36%
Number of faculty-supervised clinical courses:
Names of faculty-supervised clinical courses:
% of students in faculty-supervised clinical courses:
41%
% of students in field placements:
28%
% of students in simulation courses:
77%

Curriculum Strengths

Public Interest Law,
International Law,
Family Law,
Corporate/M&A/Transactions

Graduate Employment Profile

National Employment Rate Percent Number of
Graduates
National Employment Rate 2014 73% 125
National Employment Rate 2013 72% 119
State Employment Rate 2014 State Percent Number of
Graduates
State 1st Largest Employer AL 60% 96
State 2nd Largest Employer GA 8% 12
State 3rd Largest Employer TN 5% 8
State Employment Rate 2013 State Percent Number of
Graduates
State 1st Largest Employer AL 57% 88
State 2nd Largest Employer TN 6.5% 10
State 3rd Largest Employer TX 5.8% 9

Employment by Job Categories

Law Firm Solo
1.3%
Law Firm 2-10
15.6%
Law Firm 11-25
8.4%
Law Firm 26-50
4.6%
Law Firm 51-100
4.6%
Law Firm 101-250
4.6%
Law Firm 251-500
6.5%
Law Firm 501+
2%
Law Firm Unknown Size
0
Business & Industry
16.2%
Government
11%
Public Interest / Service
3.3%
Clerkships Federal
11%
Clerkships State / Local
5.8%
Education / Academia
2.6%
Other
0

First-Time Bar Pass Rates

Bar Exam Eligibility:
Most Current
Reported Data
State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 AL 98% 87%
State 2 TN 89% 85%
State 3 FL 88% 78%
One Year Prior
Reported Data
State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 AL 96% 88%
State 2 GA 100% 84%
State 3
Two Years Prior State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 AL 94% 88%
State 2 TN 100% 81%
State 3

Type of School

Accreditation Status:
ABA Accredited
Public / Private:
Public
Part-time:
No
Affiliation:
Feeder School 1:
Feeder School 2:
Feeder School 3:

Student Bar Association

Contact Phone:
URL (if any):

Link to Lawdragon Survey

Link to Survey:

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School Information

101 Paul W. Bryant Drive, East
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
Region:
Southeast
Main Phone:
205-348-5440
Admissions Phone:
205-348-5440
School Website:

Administration

Dean of School:
Mark
E.
Brandon
Undergraduate:
BA
School:
University of Montevallo
Law Degree:
JD
School:
University of Alabama
Graduate Degree:
PhD, MA
School:
Princeton, U of Michigan
Director of Admissions:
Becca
W.
Brinkley
Undergraduate:
Bachelor of Arts
School:
University of Alabama
Law Degree:
Juris Doctor
School:
University of Alabama
Graduate Degree:
School:

Reputation Profile

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