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  • Examinations | The University of Alabama | School of Law
    by 1 written announcement timely posted on an official bulletin board or 2 oral or written announcement timely made in class for the course to which the departure is to apply Final examinations normally are not required in seminars and workshops We will make accommodations to move an exam to later when a student has 3 exams in 3 days 2 exams beginning less than 24 hours apart or 4 exams which must be completed within 5 exam days If a student is permitted to take an examination at a time other than the regularly scheduled time he or she normally will receive a grade of P pass D unsatisfactory or F fail At the discretion of the dean a regular grade for the course may be assigned The Registrar s Office sets the time for all makeup examinations which may occur after the scheduled date Missing an Exam Final examinations must be taken at the regularly scheduled time unless the Dean s Office permits a student to take a specially scheduled examination at a time other than the regularly scheduled time upon a showing of any of the following bona fide emergencies or situations arising either before or during the examination a sickness which clearly disables the student from commencing or continuing with the examination or poses a significant threat to the health of others b sickness of or accident involving a spouse or dependent which requires the student to be with the spouse or dependent c an accident which necessarily prevents the student s attendance or continued attendance for the examination d death of a close family member e scheduling conflicts beyond the student s control when i the time regularly scheduled for the student s examination conflicts with the time regularly scheduled for another examination that the student must take or ii the time regularly scheduled for the student s examination conflicts with an important meeting or event at which the student must appear as a representative of the Law School or f other extraordinary circumstances or hardship as determined by the Dean s Office If a student misses a final examination without the Dean s prior permission he or she will normally receive a grade of F for that course Again if a student is permitted to take an examination at a time other than the regularly scheduled time he or she normally will receive a grade of P pass D unsatisfactory or F fail Places to Take Exams Please avoid using the following areas in choosing a place to take an exam In the open areas from outside Rooms 187 188 to the student entrance In the area outside the Dean s Office In the area outside the Records Office Third floor except Red Room The chance for a significant interruption is too great in these areas to use them to much coming and going and too much public noise If a student is permitted to take an examination at a time other than the

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  • Grading | The University of Alabama | School of Law
    shall be counted as 2 00 This policy shall apply only to the calculation of a class mean it does not affect the calculation of a particular student s grade point average In the calculation of a mandatory class mean or application of any other grading rule only the grades of Law School students are counted Grades of graduate students from other departments undergraduate students and international students not seeking a J D degree are not counted If after grades are reported to students a grade must be changed due to a mathematical or clerical error and the change results in a deviation from an otherwise mandatory grading standard other grades need not be changed to compensate Faculty members may not change a reported grade based on subjective considerations such as a re evaluation of the strength of an analysis Subjective considerations should be addressed in the initial grading process not in the context of an appeal Grade distributions together with written justifications for deviations from the Faculty s grading standards shall be made available to the Dean before those grades are posted If the Dean determines that the grading for a class exhibits a substantial and unwarranted deviation from the Faculty s standards the Dean should invite further explanation from the faculty member who submitted the grades If the Dean still concludes that the deviation is substantial and unwarranted and the faculty member declines to change the grades the Dean may appoint a committee of faculty members to re evaluate the grades The committee shall review the graded materials and invite explanation for the deviation from the faculty member who taught the class If the committee determines that the deviation from the Faculty s standards is substantial and unwarranted the committee shall award appropriate grades If grades must be changed the committee shall solicit the assistance of the faculty member who taught the class Grade changes pursuant to this policy should be very rare and undertaken only under extraordinary circumstances If reasonable minds could conclude that a deviation from the Faculty s grading standards is not unwarranted grades should not be changed Under University of Alabama policy the A is calculated as 4 33 except that a student s overall gpa may not exceed 4 0 A student s academic average in the School of Law is computed by first multiplying the grade received in each course by the number of hours in the course then totaling the figures thus produced for all courses and dividing by the number of semester hours attempted Failing a Course Should a student fail a course the dean may require the student to repeat that course Students must repeat and pass all required classes to graduate The grade of I incomplete may be assigned at the law school s discretion when for acceptable and approved reasons a student has been unable to complete the required work for a course or seminar The award of the I instead of 0 0 may be contingent

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  • Graduation Requirements | The University of Alabama | School of Law
    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 Graduation Requirements Upon favorable recommendation of the faculty the juris doctor J D degree is conferred upon students who have maintained overall grade point averages of at least 2 0 2 33 for students entering after Spring 2010 for all work attempted in the School of Law earned at least 90 semester hours of credit for work in the Law School including all required courses first

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  • Professional Skills Courses | The University of Alabama | School of Law
    to the Law School Curriculum p 53 Law Office Practice Law 688 2 or 3 hours PS Much of a lawyer s work particularly that of a general civil practitioner is outside of the court room This course provides the opportunity to draft documents for adoptions estates real estate business entities divorces detinies conservatorships Generally offered once a year A Guide to the Law School Curriculum p 53 Legal Counseling and Interviewing Law 708 2 hours PS If any message comes out of the first year of law study it is that the application of legal principles is determined by the facts The most important source for those facts is often one s client This course is aimed at acquiring the interviewing skills necessary for securing these facts and the skills necessary for counseling the client regarding available options and outcomes A Guide to the Law School Curriculum p 52 Legislative Drafting Law 744 2 or 3 hours PS This course is an introduction to legislative drafting Objectives for this course include 1 understanding the forms and conventions of legislative drafting 2 learning to conceptualize legislative solutions to social problems and 3 appreciating the relationship between legislative drafting and substantive policy website Course Listings Mediation Law 779 2 or 3 hours PS This course identifies how mediation fits within the existing dispute resolution process it analyzes the component parts of mediation and analyzes the mutuality of negotiations as well as analyzing the strategies and hurdles of two party and multiparty mediations The course usually employs role plays of mediations to demonstrate the techniques used in mediations Generally offered once a year A Guide to the Law School Curriculum p 53 Real Estate Practice Workshop Law 672 2 hours PS General practice course covering all aspects of general real estate practice Includes drafting documents as real estate contracts leases loan closings conveyances through estates protected persons businesses entities etc Course designed with the new practitioner in mind Open only to third year students Generally offered once a year A Guide to the Law School Curriculum p 18 44 Transactional Drafting Law 816 2 hours PS This course provides second and third year students with an opportunity to draft documents often utilized in representing business entities and receive feedback on those documents It focuses on teaching the student general components of drafting corporate documents and developing the skills necessary for effectively writing and organizing these documents website Course Listings Trial Advocacy I Law 663 3 hours PS A tort lawyer s education is complete only upon receipt of practical training in trial skills This is the first of two courses dedicated to practical training in trying cases No part of such skills training is more important than those formal activities such as discovery that precede the trial itself While this course deals with issues that are confronted during the trial its emphasis is upon pretrial Prerequisite Corequisite Law 642 Evidence Generally offered both semesters A Guide to the Law School Curriculum p

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  • Seminars | The University of Alabama | School of Law
    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 Seminars Seminar courses allow students to study specialized areas of the law in a highly interactive small class environment All seminars must include a substantial writing assignment adequate to demonstrate the ability of students to perform in depth legal research to engage in legal reasoning and to express themselves in a clear concise and persuasive manner Seminars typically include opportunities for students to make oral presentations as well as opportunities to revise their written work based on comments from other students and from the professor With the exception of the general requirement of a substantial writing assignment professors may tailor the requirements of the class to suit their pedagogical objectives and the subject matter of the course Beginning with the class of 2011 all J D students must pass a seminar course in order to graduate For students graduating in prior years the seminar requirement will be waived upon completion of a publishable law review note for the Alabama Law Review The Journal of The

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  • Independent Study | The University of Alabama | School of Law
    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 Independent Study Independent Study courses allow students to explore subjects in depth and or investigate areas not covered through the regular curriculum They may be graded Pass D Fail or with standard letter grades Independent Study activities should approximate in educational value and in the quality and quantity of work demanded conventional courses offering the same number of course credits Students should not receive independent study credit if they are receiving compensation or other course credit for the same activity Students may engage in Independent Study with a fulltime faculty member however no more than three hours of Independent Study may count toward the J D degree A student may register for only one Independent Study project each semester Approval for Independent Study must be granted by the professor and the Dean before registering for the hours Forms for this purpose are available in the Records Office Independent Studies must be

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  • Dropping and Adding Classes | The University of Alabama | School of Law
    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 Dropping and Adding Classes During the first week of classes each semester students may drop or add most non required courses without academic penalty subject to requirements outlined in the previous section After the end of the first week of classes a student may drop a course only with permission

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  • Class Attendance | The University of Alabama | School of Law
    summer clerkship or for a permanent position after graduation if the interview cannot reasonably be scheduled to avoid conflict 6 a meeting or event at which the student must appear as a representative of the law school or 7 other good cause as is warranted under the circumstances Law Review moot court or other course assignments do Deadlines for activities such as not constitute good cause for missing class A student who is absent for any reason from more than three class hours per semester credit hour in a course may be dropped from the roll or not allowed to sit for the exam and receive an F for the course This is the equivalent of about three weeks of classes If a student s absences exceed three class hours per semester credit the Dean after consulting with the professor will determine whether the student will be withdrawn without a penalty or not be allowed to sit for the exam and receive an F for the course A professor may enact a more strict attendance policy than the above an announcement of such a policy must be made at the beginning of the semester In seminars and workshops it is likely that no absences will be permitted without a review of the reasons therefore Reasons for absences will not be reviewed until and unless the student has missed a total of three class hours per semester credit hour in a course When a student has missed more than three class hours per semester credit hour or has exceeded the number of absences allowed by the professor when the professor adopts a stricter policy all absences from class in that course are subject to review The Dean reviews the student s absences to determine the reasonableness of each absences and of

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