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  • Suggested Reading | The University of Alabama | School of Law
    legal problem Frank Jerome Law and the Modern Mind 1935 Author discusses psychological aspects of the nature of law Fuller Lon L The Morality of Law 1969 Examines the relationship between law and morality Fuller Lon L The Anatomy of Law 1968 A historical look at law Gordon James D III Law School A Survivor s Guide 1994 Provides the humorous side of attending law school Gray Fred D Bus Ride to Justice Changing the System by the System the Life and Works of Fred Gray 2002 Stories of Fred Gray s legal representation of Rosa Parks and Dr Martin Luther King Jr Gray Fred D Changing the System by the System The Life and Works of Fred Gray 1995 Autobiography that details events in segregated Montgomery Alabama Gunther Gerald Learned Hand The Man and The Judge 1994 A look at Judge Learned Hand s life on and off the bench Greenberg Jack Crusaders in the Courts 1994 Personal memoir of Jack Greenberg s life in the courts and the definitive history of an organization that helped change American society Guinier Lani Michelle Fine Jane Balin Becoming Gentlemen Women Law School and Institutional Change 1997 Tells the story of legal education through the experiences of women Harr Jonathan A Civil Action 1995 A portrayal of actual courtroom drama Hamilton Alexander James Madison John Jay The Federalist Papers An explanation of our United States Constitution Hart Herbert Lionel Adolphus The Concept of Law 1961 and 1997 1961 version is the original and presents Hart s treatise on legal philosophy The 1997 edition includes Hart s responses to critics Hegland Kenney Introduction to the Study and Practice of Law in a Nutshell 2d ed 1995 Gives a first day orientation of law school Horwitz Morton The Transformation of American Law 1780 1860 1979 Provides a general idea of how economic conflicts helped change the law in America Horwitz Morton The Transformation of American Law 1870 1960 1994 A continuation of the social and economic inequality and the struggle in American law Irons Peter Justice at War The Story of the Japanese American Internment Cases 1993 This thorough research uncovers a government campaign of suppression alteration and destruction of crucial evidence that could have persuaded the Supreme Court to strike down the internment order Ivory Luther D Toward a Theology of Radical Involvement The Theological Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr 1997 Focuses on the theological and ethical perspective of Martin Luther King Jr Jackson Harvey H Inside Alabama A Personal History of My State 2004 The state s history with a strong emphasis on the themes of injustice and the counter efforts Kairys David Politics of Law A Progressive Critique 1998 Addresses issues related to the law and contains essays from subjects covered in first year law school Kennedy Duncan Legal Education as Training for Hierarchy in David Kairys ed The Politics of Law A Progressive Guide 1982 Kluger Richard Simple Justice The History of Brown v Board of Education and Black

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  • JD | The University of Alabama | School of Law
    reasoning Applicants considering law school are encouraged to enroll in a broad range of courses that will help develop these skills Bachelor s Degree An applicant must have a bachelor s degree from or have completed at least three years of study at an accredited college or university and expect to have completed the degree before enrollment An offer of enrollment may be extended before the bachelor s degree has been awarded but the offer is conditioned upon the applicant s receipt of the degree before the commencement of any law school class for which the applicant is enrolled Law School Admission Test LSAT An applicant must take the LSAT Applicants who score below the first year median may prepare again and retake the LSAT to score at or above the median Many applicants prepare for the LSAT by enrolling in a preparation course An applicant must advise the Admissions Office that he or she intends to retake the LSAT The test normally must be no more than four years old at the time the applicant would begin his or her first year Applicants may register online at www lsac org Information on the LSAT may be obtained from the Law School Admission Council LSAC at Box 40 Newtown PA 18940 0040 or 215 968 1001 Credential Assembly Service CAS Applicants must subscribe to the CAS The CAS administered by the LSAC is a central collection agency for undergraduate and graduate transcripts and LSAT scores The CAS analyzes undergraduate work and reports LSAT scores After an application is received at the Law School the Admissions Office requests the applicant s CAS report LSAC sends the CAS report which includes the LSAT scores for the last five years copies of transcripts a summary of all undergraduate grades and letters of recommendation directly to the Admissions Office At least one letter of recommendation is required and should be sent to the CAS It is the applicant s responsibility to see that official transcripts from each college or university attended are sent directly to the CAS Graduate school transcripts also should be sent to the CAS Prospective students should allow approximately six to eight weeks between the request for transcripts and the actual receipt of transcripts by the CAS Applicants may register for the CAS online at www lsac org Letter of Recommendation and or LSAC Evaluation Applicants to Alabama Law are required to submit at least one letter of recommendation or evaluation through LSAC s Evaluation service The recommendation s should be sent from the recommender to LSAC as part of an applicant s CAS report Resume Please submit a résumé that includes at least your last three positions of full time employment including summer employment Please attach your resume to the application Completed Application Applications to Alabama s Law School may be requested by contacting the Admissions Office at Box 870382 Tuscaloosa AL 35487 0382 205 348 5440 or admissions law ua edu or may be completed online at www lsac

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  • Admissions Request for Information | Admissions | The University of Alabama | School of Law
    the Bar ABA Required Disclosures Recruitment Calendar Living In Tuscaloosa The Southeast The History of Tuscaloosa Arts and Entertainment Sports Outdoors Health Fitness Education in Tuscaloosa Alabamaâ s History Accepted Students Suggested Reading Contact Request Information Admissions Request for Information Admissions Request for Information To learn more about The University of Alabama School of Law please read through our viewbook Viewbook PDF To receive a printed copy of our viewbook

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  • Curriculum | The University of Alabama | School of Law
    The curriculum is also rich in clinical advocacy and skills offerings Perspective offerings such as legal history legal philosophy and the law in literature also are taught Given the variety of our graduates career paths the curriculum must be both broad and outstanding in all of its components A law school graduate should have mastered the legal processes and should thoroughly grasp the role of law in ordering the affairs of society both historically and contemporarily The University of Alabama School of Law strives to provide its students with this understanding and with a firm base of knowledge and analytical skills First Year First Semester Hours 600 Contracts I 2 602 Torts 4 603 Criminal Law 4 608 Civil Procedure 4 610 Legal Writing and Research 2 Second Semester Hours 605 Contracts II 3 601 Property 4 609 Constitutional Law 4 642 Evidence 3 648 Research Writing Moot Court 2 Second Year 660 The Legal Profession 3 Second or Third Year 778 The Business of Being a Lawyer 1 SEMINAR AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS REQUIREMENT Each student must take at least one seminar as a requirement for graduation with the exception of students who submit a publishable article to one of the law school s journals if such exception is approved by the journal s faculty adviser An Independent Study does not satisfy the seminar requirement Each student is required to successfully complete three credit hours of professional skills courses These courses are chosen by the student The course listings provided by the Law School Records Office indicate which classes qualify as professional skills courses The following classes have been approved by the faculty as designated Professional Skills classes LAW 665 Law Clinics LAW 688 Law Office Practice LAW 708 Legal Counseling and Interviewing LAW 744 Legislative Drafting LAW 636 Litigation Drafting LAW 779 Mediation LAW 621 Negotiation LAW 672 Real Estate Practice Workshop LAW 816 Transactional Drafting LAW 663 Trial Advocacy I LAW 673 Trial Advocacy I Criminal Litigation LAW 664 Trial Advocacy II LAW 604 Trial Advocacy II Criminal Litigation LAW 728 Trial Advocacy Competition Class Some graduates who initially enter law practice later become business executives civic leaders government officials and judges in Alabama and around the nation With this fact in view the curriculum is designed to afford a comprehensive education in governmental processes and in the relation of law to a wide variety of contemporary problems Whatever career graduates pursue from sole practitioner to corporate executive they should be well educated in the role of law in society and in our cultural heritage The law curriculum has been expanded particularly in the third year to include more seminars and elective courses that cut across traditional course lines and expose students to the complex problems with which lawyers and lawmakers must deal in modern life and that aim to increase students understanding of the development of the legal order The method of instruction varies somewhat with the instructor and the subject matter The case method is generally

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  • Curriculum Guide | The University of Alabama | School of Law
    to the Law School Curriculum has been prepared by the Faculty of The University of Alabama School of Law to assist students who have completed one or more semesters of law school and find themselves faced with the difficult task of choosing among a host of elective courses This Guide lists courses recommended by those who teach in specialized areas gives details about the sequencing of courses within particular fields of law and suggests how courses in different areas of law complement one another Not all courses listed may be offered during any academic year All of the members of the Faculty as well as the Dean and the Associate Dean for Academic Services will be happy to assist any student in designing the curriculum best suited to his or her interests Some thoughts on the study of law at The University of Alabama School of Law Today a great many of the most talented students produced by our colleges and universities seek a legal education While we are delighted that so many of these students have chosen The University of Alabama School of Law we are also aware that their choice imposes a real obligation to provide them with the kind of legal education that will enable them to serve their society their profession and their clients with skill and distinction The knowledge you gain here however may not be precisely the knowledge you will use in practice Legal rules and doctrines are bound to change over time and your careers will span many decades We therefore intend to teach much more than just the law We want to equip our students with the ability to learn on their own to ask probing questions to research and to analyze In short we try to equip our students for a

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  • Curriculum Overview | The University of Alabama | School of Law
    includes offerings in emerging areas of the law including electives in environmental law international law intellectual property white collar crime and business The curriculum is also rich in clinical advocacy and skills offerings Perspective offerings such as legal history legal philosophy and the law in literature also are taught Given the variety of our graduates career paths the curriculum must be both broad and outstanding in all of its components A law school graduate should have mastered the legal processes and should thoroughly grasp the role of law in ordering the affairs of society both historically and contemporarily The University of Alabama School of Law strives to provide its students with this understanding and with a firm base of knowledge and analytical skills Some graduates who initially enter law practice later become business executives civic leaders government officials and judges in Alabama and around the nation With this fact in view the curriculum is designed to afford a comprehensive education in governmental processes and in the relation of law to a wide variety of contemporary problems Whatever career graduates pursue from sole practitioner to corporate executive they should be well educated in the role of law in society and in our cultural heritage The law curriculum has been expanded particularly in the third year to include more seminars and elective courses that cut across traditional course lines and expose students to the complex problems with which lawyers and lawmakers must deal in modern life and that aim to increase students understanding of the development of the legal order The method of instruction varies somewhat with the instructor and the subject matter The case method is generally employed in the basic courses Students study concrete cases and disputes in order to gain an understanding of legal concepts and the legal processes

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  • Required Courses | The University of Alabama | School of Law
    Alabama Tuition Careers Student Life Contact Us JD MSCE JD Tax LL M JD Business Transactions JD MA JD PhD Application JD PhD in Economics The Business of Being a Lawyer Video Interviews BBL FAQ Faculty Bios Video Interview Practice Areas Interesting BBL Facts Advice From 3LS Cross Disciplinary Legal Studies Cross Disciplinary Courses Faculty Scholarship on SSRN Podcasts LL M Degrees International Graduate Programs International LL M International LL M Frequently Asked Questions Doctor of Juridical Science J S D Frequently Asked Questions Class Listings Certificate in Governmental Affairs Certificate in Public Interest Law Law Clinics Civil Law Clinic For Law Students Community Development Clinic For Law Students Criminal Defense Clinic For Law Students Domestic Violence Law Clinic For Law Students Elder Law Clinic For Law Students Mediation Law Clinic For Law Students Law Journals Lecture Podcasts Meador Lectures International Programs International Law Courses International Scholarship and Research International Summer Programs International Visiting Professors Lecturers International Moot Court Jessup International Law Society Academic Policies Academic Support Programs Legal Writing Externships Required Courses First Year First Semester Hours 600 Contracts 1 2 602 Torts 4 603 Criminal Law 4 608 Civil Procedure 4 610 Legal Writing and Research 2 Second

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  • Tracks | The University of Alabama | School of Law
    Experience Admissions Application Requirements Apply Check Application Status Visiting Alabama Tuition Careers Student Life Contact Us JD MSCE JD Tax LL M JD Business Transactions JD MA JD PhD Application JD PhD in Economics The Business of Being a Lawyer Video Interviews BBL FAQ Faculty Bios Video Interview Practice Areas Interesting BBL Facts Advice From 3LS Cross Disciplinary Legal Studies Cross Disciplinary Courses Faculty Scholarship on SSRN Podcasts LL M Degrees International Graduate Programs International LL M International LL M Frequently Asked Questions Doctor of Juridical Science J S D Frequently Asked Questions Class Listings Certificate in Governmental Affairs Certificate in Public Interest Law Law Clinics Civil Law Clinic For Law Students Community Development Clinic For Law Students Criminal Defense Clinic For Law Students Domestic Violence Law Clinic For Law Students Elder Law Clinic For Law Students Mediation Law Clinic For Law Students Law Journals Lecture Podcasts Meador Lectures International Programs International Law Courses International Scholarship and Research International Summer Programs International Visiting Professors Lecturers International Moot Court Jessup International Law Society Academic Policies Academic Support Programs Legal Writing Externships Tracks Noted below are tracks in several areas of law Suggested Classes for each track are included Administrative Law Commercial

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