University of Alabama Law School

Rank 35 (USNWR 2023)
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Also known as

  • University of Alabama Law School
  • University of Alabama
  • 'Bama

University of Alabama Law School is a law school located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The school was ranked 35 in 2023 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for University of Alabama Law School is approximately 149.

Admissions website: https://www.law.ua.edu/admissions/

Admissions email: admissions@law.ua.edu

Admissions phone: (205)348-5440

Can I get into University of Alabama Law School with aGPA andLSAT?

University of Alabama Law School Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 159 166 168
GPA 3.64 3.95 4.02
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 1738 55
# Admissions offers 448 -
Class size 149 39
% Accepted 25.8% 81
% Yield 32.8% 62

During the 2023 application cycle, 1,738 people applied and 448 were offered admission.

University of Alabama has a 1L class size of 149, and yield of 32.81%. 147 out of 448 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 32.81% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at University of Alabama has a median LSAT of 166. The 25th percentile LSAT is 159 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 168.

The median GPA is 3.95. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.64 and the 75th percentile GPA is 4.0.

University of Alabama Law School LSAT & GPA graph for 2022-2023

LSD has stats for 301 applicants for the 2022-2023 application cycle.

The graphs show applicant results plotted against GPA and LSAT. The dotted lines on the graphs represent the 25/50/75th percentiles reported by the school in their ABA 509 report from the previous year.

Each data point represents an LSD user that shared their application results for the benefit of future applicants.

Click on a data point to see that user's profile.

25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class

How much does University of Alabama Law School cost per year?

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Cost of attending University of Alabama Law School

In 2023, tuition was $44,470 and the annual cost of attending was $64,234 (tuition plus living expenses).

Cost of Attendance (CoA) is the estimated total amount you will have to spend every year to go to school. Unlike tuition, CoA includes expenses like rent, food, and insurance.

University of Alabama Law School employment outcomes

JD graduates from University of Alabama make $91,000 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the public sector, a grad can expect to make $58,000.

43.2% of law graduates from University of Alabama go directly to work for law firms, while 16.2% clerk for a judge. 6.3% of graduates go into public interest.

89.3% of University of Alabama graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about University of Alabama Law School

The University of Alabama offers two online graduate degree programs. The LLM Concentrations in Taxation and Business Transactions are designed for recently graduated and practicing lawyers who want a rigorous, broad-based education in tax or business law without leaving their home or office.

The Graduate Tax program provides an educational opportunity to obtain a broad-based and in-depth advanced degree in tax law. Students can choose electives allowing for concentrations in either Estate Planning or Business Tax. The Graduate Business Concentration trains lawyers to serve the needs of clients throughout the life cycle of a business venture. The program offers technical training and skills-based instruction all through live, interactive online technologies.

Courses are taught by distinguished faculty and experienced tax lawyers from throughout the country. Many of the professors are authors and experts in their fields. Students attend virtual classrooms, where they interact fully with professors and classmates through video and audio. Students see and speak to their instructors, chat with classmates, and see and even share a whiteboard.

Although this is an online program, there are two required weekend visits to campus. Each two-year cycle begins with an Orientation weekend session at the Law School in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. This is an opportunity for students to meet faculty and classmates, begin to build the professional relationships that are such an important part of any LLM program, and learn the technology they will be using for the next two years. Students are also introduced to a course in tax research. Then, at the end of the second summer, students are required to return to the Law School to take comprehensive exams covering the first-year basic, required courses.

Exams are administered through a secure course management system and the virtual classroom technology offers ways to periodically assess the level of comprehension (quizzes, polling devices, etc.). The program website provides for online registration and book ordering, course materials, and announcements. Attendance in the live virtual class is required but video streams and audio downloads of previous lectures are available after class. All online students have equal access to the Law School's library resources and legal databases through the web-based systems. An independent study/tax research course is available each semester to enable students to qualify for financial aid or loan deferment.

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Has Bama done an actual wave? Or just sporadic admissions so far?
@MikeRoss2: seems like they do small waves, was lucky enough to catch one :)
Any idea on why some people receive decisions much faster when their stats are not necessarily higher?
Y'all, Ive been on "pending final decision" for literally two months. What's going on.
submitted my app in sept, its march and nothing yet. Is Bama planning to admit a 2027 class?
just wanted to put this in here: i talked to dean Arrington and she said if you do the right things (1 year in AL, driver's license/voter reg. in AL, and register for bar/get a job in AL for 1L summer) you are likely to succeed in a petition for in-state residency in 2L/3L
Absurd to have so many people waiting this far into the cycle
For those confused- I’m in undergrad here at UA. The law school registrar quit so that’s why it’s been so delayed. Even the law students got their grades back a month late because of it
Thank you for the info Ronald Acuna Jr. of the Atlanta Braves
hopefully we receive some further insight from marcell ozuna (ozuna from the braves)
Since we talking baseball, watchout for a Nick castellanos hr because the waitlist just hit
Anyone else have Bama jump to the top of lawhub?
When does Bama send scholarship information after the A?
@LeanEagerDragonfly: mine did mid last week; I got the A yesterday!
I applied to bama in mid October, have been in "pending final committee decision" for 4 months, sent an LOCI in mid January, and it's now been another 7 weeks since I sent that LOCI. Is it time to email them again to more briefly reiterate my interest?
Has there been a wave or something today?
@WasabiPirates: I would wait and probably only send something else if you get waitlisted.
@CrazyOptimalManta: Ozuna from the braves would have had this all done months ago (Ozuna from the braves)
Has anyone received the acceptance merch/items from Bama? They mailed me a package, but I don't know what to expect
a friend got nick saban's soul in a box
Has anyone had anything happen since the WL wave a couple weeks ago?
when is the first Alabama seat deposit deadline?
I haven't gotten a decision from them yet so I'm trying to gauge when I might finally get a response.
April 1
I don't know what to expect at this point. Almost everyone I know is still waiting to hear and since the seat deposit date has passed, there's no reason to expect anything any time soon. I get it's a weird cycle but this is just unfair.
A bit of an update: my gf called in yesterday and asked them what is going on. They said they are planning to have decisions for all pre-January applicants released by the end of April. Ik it's not much but it's some movement at least!
have the rejected anyone who applied in Jan?
still waiting
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