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  • Application | The University of Alabama | School of Law
    following Student F 1 I 20 J 1 DS 2019 Request Form Note The Law School application fee is waived for current and former AmeriCorps and Teach For America members and for current and former Peace Corps volunteers In addition if LSAC has granted a fee waiver to you we will waive your application fee For more information please review the Application section of the Frequently Asked Questions Alabama Scholars Admissions Program Please see our Alabama Scholars Admissions Program page 503 Alternative Admissions Program for UA Students Please see our 503 Alternative Admissions Program for UA Students page Transfer and Visiting J D Applications Please see our Transfer Visiting Page International LL M Program Application 2016 LL M Program Instructions 2016 LL M Program Application Please complete the International LL M application through the Law School Admission Council LSAC at http www lsac org llm or you may complete print and mail the paper application to the Alabama Law Admissions Office In order to complete the application through LSAC you must register with LSAC for the LL M Document Assembly Service You may access the registration and application online at http www lsac org llm The Admissions Committee encourages you to apply in the fall to ensure time to process visas and other special documents Doctor of Juridical Sciences J S D Program Application 2016 JSD Instructions 2016 JSD Application Campus Security Report The University of Alabama Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report and The University of Alabama Gadsden Center Annual Campus Security Report are now available These reports are required by federal law and contain policy statements and crime statistics and for UA applicable fire safety policies and procedures These reports also address policies procedures and programs concerning safety and security e g policies for responding to emergency

    Original URL path: http://www.law.ua.edu/admissions/application/ (2016-02-12)
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  • J.D. Frequently Asked Questions | The University of Alabama | School of Law
    admissions law ua edu Please attach a letter from your supervisor confirming your participation dates of participation and location of service The Law School also will accept a direct email from your supervisor with these details May I apply before I take the LSAT Yes However the committee cannot review your application until your file which includes your final LSAT score is complete After I apply may I retake the LSAT Yes Please inform the Admissions Office staff if you are retaking the test After I apply when should I expect a decision Alabama has a rolling admissions policy which means that applications are considered continuously throughout the admissions season Applications are initially reviewed in roughly the order in which they are completed Some applications receive an immediate decision others are held for further review by the admissions committee We make our decisions as quickly as possible but the time necessary varies from case to case There may be applications that are completed in the Fall that do not receive a final decision until late in the admissions cycle We evaluate each application thoroughly considering the entirety of the application This holistic approach coupled with our rolling admissions process allows us to ensure that each application receives attention It also allows us to make careful comparisons between applications completed at different times There is no application deadline for Fall 2015 However the committee begins admitting applicants before December and seats are filled as the season progresses By the end of May the admissions committee typically will make final decisions and create a wait list If an applicant has questions about the status of his or her application he or she should feel free to contact the Admissions Office May I reapply if I was denied admission in the previous year Of course you may reapply You will need to complete a new application and submit an application fee You also will need to make certain that your Credential Assembly Service CAS file is updated and complete and that you submit any new coursework to the service You should consider submitting new essays and recommendations The committee however will consider any material from a file from the previous year It is recommended that you improve your application in some manner and not submit the same material as you did for the year you were denied admission Is an essay required on the application The Law School requires one essay on the application The essay should be a two page personal statement This essay might describe why you want to go to law school or the University of Alabama School of Law in particular Or it might describe how your experiences will enrich the class You are encouraged to describe any adversity you have overcome The personal statement should provide insight that the Committee may not otherwise glean from your resume and transcripts This essay is your writing sample for the committee and the committee will consider your writing style and form

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  • Why Alabama Law? | The University of Alabama | School of Law
    Value law school according to the National Jurist This year tuition is 22 020 for Alabama residents and 37 360 for nonresidents Also the cost of living in Tuscaloosa is very reasonable Low Student Faculty Ratio Alabama s student to faculty ratio is 9 5 to 1 Employment Rate 91 8 of our Class of 2014 were employed in bar passage required or J D advantage positions or pursuing advanced degrees within 10 months of graduation Federal Clerkships 2014 marks the seventh consecutive year that 8 or more Alabama Law graduates have been placed in federal judicial clerkships Alabama Law has the 11th highest percentage of graduates with Federal Clerkships in the nation as reported by U S News and World Report in June 2014 Bar Passage Rate For our Class of 2014 the Alabama State Bar passage rate was 95 7 Our national bar passage rate was 94 Public Interest Public Service The Law School offers a certificate program in Public Interest Law and provides you with a resource center for gaining public interest experience Governmental Affairs Alabama Law offers a Certificate in Governmental Affairs as well as an opportunity to spend a semester in Washington D C through our Federal Externship Program Atmosphere Alabama Law offers you an exciting and progressive legal education in a collegial environment Access Seven U S Supreme Court justices have addressed Alabama Law students in the last decade Advocacy Teams and Journals Alabama Law fields 17 outstanding moot court and trial advocacy teams and publishes four student run journals Legal Experience Alabama is one of the few law schools in the country that guarantees every student the opportunity to participate in at least one law clinic before graduating Our program offers the following clinics Domestic Violence Criminal Defense Elder Law Civil Law Community

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  • Law School Ambassadors | The University of Alabama | School of Law
    State University Degree B S 2013 Criminal Justice Hometown Salt Lake City UT Contact trent dressen law ua edu Jordan Elliott Class of 2017 Undergraduate Institution Samford University Birmingham AL Degree B A 2011 English Hometown Grant AL Contact jordan elliott law ua edu Matthew Elliott Class of 2017 Undergraduate Institution Troy University Troy AL Degree B S 2014 Social Science Hometown Grant AL Contact matt elliott law ua edu Ellie Friedman Class of 2016 Undergraduate Institution The University of Alabama Degree B A 2013 Political Science Hometown Birmingham AL Contact ellie friedman law ua edu Katie Grayson Class of 2016 Undergraduate Institution University of Alabama Degree B S 2013 Finance Economics B A 2007 English Hometown Tuscaloosa AL Contact katie grayson law ua edu Bridget Harris Class of 2017 Undergraduate Institution Georgia State University Atlanta GA Degree B A cum laude 2012 Political Science Spanish Minor Hometown Jonesboro GA Contact bridget harris law ua edu Loren Hollenkamp Class of 2017 Undergraduate Institution Emory University Atlanta GA Degree B A 2014 English Hometown Powder Springs GA Contact loren hollenkamp law ua edu Beth Howland Class of 2017 Undergraduate Institution Wake Forest University Winston Salem NC Degree B A 2009 Sociology Hometown Winston Salem NC Contact beth howland law ua edu Chelsea Hutchison Class of 2017 Undergraduate Institution Colorado State University Fort Collins CO Degree B S 2012 Business Administration Hometown Littleton CO Contact chelsea hutchison law ua edu Carrington Jackson Class of 2017 Undergraduate Institution Morehouse College Atlanta GA Degree B A 2013 International Studies Hometown Smyrna GA Contact carrington jackson law ua edu Kimberly Jones Class of 2017 Undergraduate Institution Auburn University Auburn AL Degree B A cum laude 2012 Political Science and Spanish Hometown Birmingham AL Contact kimberly jones law ua edu Briana Knox Class of 2017 Undergraduate Institution Pennsylvania State University University Park PA Degree B S 2014 Psychology Hometown Woodbridge VA Contact briana knox law ua edu Hilary Kustoff Class of 2016 Undergraduate Institution George Washington University Degree B A 2013 International Affairs Hometown San Antonio TX Contact hilary kustoff law ua edu Jason Malone Class of 2016 Undergraduate Institution Samford University Degree B A 2013 History Hometown Tuscumbia AL Contact jason malone law ua edu Joey Mammone Class of 2016 Undergraduate Institution University of Utah Degree B A 2011 Psychology and Political Science Hometown Highland UT Contact joseph mammone law ua edu Kelsie Mattox Class of 2017 Undergraduate Institution Western Kentucky University Bowling Green KY Degree B A 2014 Political Science Hometown Alpharetta GA Contact kelsie mattox law ua edu Dylan Moore Class of 2016 Undergraduate Institution University of Rhode Island Degree B A 2009 Political Science Hometown East Greenwich RI Contact dylan moore law ua edu Wendy Morell Class of 2016 Undergraduate Institution Mississippi State University Starkville MS Degree B A 2013 Communication English Minor Hometown Slidell LA Contact wendy morell law ua edu Robert NeSmith Class of 2016 Undergraduate Institution Birmingham Southern College Degree B A 2011 History Hometown Oneonta AL Contact robert

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  • Tuition, Scholarships, & Financial Aid | The University of Alabama | School of Law
    applicants are considered automatically for first year scholarships which are awarded based on criteria established by the donors and the Scholarship Committee Scholarship criteria include undergraduate grade point average and performance on the LSAT and may also include other relevant factors including economic background The Law School Admissions Office notifies scholarship recipients of these awards Scholarships are merit based and recipients must maintain certain academic standards to continue receiving them after the first year The Law School discloses any such standard at the time a scholarship is offered to a student Students Matriculating In Number Entering with Conditional Scholarships Number Whose Conditional Scholarships Have Since Been Reduced or Eliminated 2014 102 27 2013 108 38 2012 82 34 A few second and third year merit scholarships may be available to students who did not receive scholarships as incoming first year students These awards depend on available funding and usually are based on academic performance If funding is available the Law School awards second and third year scholarships during the summer Students are considered automatically for these awards Student Loans Many students also receive assistance through the University s Student Financial Aid Office The University of Alabama participates in the Federal Direct Lending Program for federally guaranteed student loans allowing students to borrow directly from the government instead of a private lender Students interested in seeking financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid FAFSA as soon after January 1 as possible The results of the application will be sent to The University of Alabama in the form of a Student Aid Report SAR if the student designates UA as an institution in the FAFSA Following acceptance to the Law School each student who applied for federal aid and designated UA receives a financial aid packet from Student

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  • Alabama Scholars Admissions Program | The University of Alabama | School of Law
    In Tuscaloosa History of Tuscaloosa Area Attractions Accepted Students Suggested Reading Student Organizations Contact Request Information Alabama Scholars Admissions Program For the first year law class beginning in Fall 2016 the Law School offers a streamlined application program for select students in good standing at The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa The University of Alabama at Birmingham The University of Alabama in Huntsville Auburn University Birmingham Southern College Huntingdon College University of Montevallo Oakwood University and Samford University The specific criteria for this program are subject to change from one academic year to the next The streamlined application process normally will result in an admission decision within approximately 24 hours of the Law School s receipt of the completed application A personal statement and letters of recommendation are not required Eligibility criteria for the Alabama Scholars Admissions Program are as follows Senior in good standing at The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa The University of Alabama at Birmingham The University of Alabama in Huntsville Auburn University Birmingham Southern College Huntingdon College University of Montevallo Oakwood University Samford University LSAC Credential Assembly Service CAS Report Cumulative undergraduate grade point average of at least 3 80 according to CAS Report Completed Alabama Scholars Admissions

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  • 503 Alternative Admissions Program for UA Students | The University of Alabama | School of Law
    and for that reason are subject to change Applicants through the 503 Program are not required to submit an LSAT score a personal statement or a letter of recommendation See below for eligibility information 503 Information Instructions and Application Eligibility Requirements Senior in good standing at The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa having completed at least six semesters of academic work Current overall University of Alabama undergraduate grade point average of at least 3 80 ACT composite score or SAT mathematics and critical reading total score at or above the 85th percentile for the administration of the exam taken by the applicant Completed 503 Alternative Admissions Program application including signed Authorization to Access Records Decision Timeline The Law School will make admissions decisions under this Program in waves The first wave of decisions were communicated on January 6 2016 The second wave of decisions will be communicated on February 29 2016 To be eligible for the second wave please submit your application to the Law School Admissions Office no later than February 24 2016 at 12 00 noon After March 1 2016 the Law School will post on this website the timing of any additional waves of decisions under this program Please Note Admission under the 503 Alternative Admissions Program is governed by the American Bar Association s Standard 503 and Interpretation 503 3 An important element of ABA Standard 503 and Interpretation 503 3 is a limit on the number of students the Law School may enroll without consideration of an LSAT score The limit is 10 percent of the previous year s entering class Therefore in the Fall 2016 admissions cycle the number of acceptances and active offers may not exceed 10 percent of last year s entering class or a total of 15 For this reason the Law

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  • Transfers/Visitors | The University of Alabama | School of Law
    the Legal Profession Tryouts for the Trial Advocacy Teams are held a week prior to the commencement of the Fall semester of the second year Interested transfer students are invited to tryout for the team The Campbell Moot Court Competition takes place in Spring Semester of the second year The Law School offers seven clinical opportunities to provide second and third year students with hands on experience Alabama is one of the few law schools in the country that guarantees every student an opportunity to gain clinical experience before graduating This is just a sampling of what is available to students at The University of Alabama School of Law Please feel free to contact the Admissions Office at 205 348 5440 for a tour or to meet with a member of the Admissions staff We would love to have you visit the Law School Admissions Requirements A student who has attended a law school that is accredited by the American Bar Association ABA may be considered for admission to The University of Alabama School of Law with advanced standing The majority of students transferring to Alabama Law have completed their first year of law school A transfer applicant must have a competitive college academic record and LSAT score must be in good standing and eligible to continue his or her studies at the law school previously attended and must not be on any type of probationary status An applicant s first year law school grades are significant in the admissions process It is rare for the Law School to approve a transfer when an applicant is ranked below about the top 25 of his or her current law school class A transfer applicant also must submit A Law School transfer application and fee We encourage you to view the transfer application instructions before submitting your application You may apply online through LSAC print and complete the application above or request an application from the Admissions Office at admissions law ua edu A statement explaining why you desire to enroll with advanced standing A letter of good standing and your class rank from your law school Records Office A Credential Assembly Service CAS report which includes final transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended Supplementary page providing details if you answer Yes to any portion of the Code of Conduct section If you have questions about any part of this section please call the Law School Admissions Office One official law school transcript showing grades in all courses completed in law school The Admissions Committee will review completed applications on a rolling basis An application is complete after all the above material is received by the Law School No more than 30 credit hours may be transferred for law school graduation credit Transfer Instructions Transfer Application The application deadline for Fall Semester is July 22 If you have questions please call Ms Martha Griffith at 205 348 5440 or email the Admissions Office at admissions law ua edu APPLICATION FOR

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