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  • Interview Tips | The University of Alabama | School of Law
    to work for us Does this person want to do the type of work we do Note that you don t have to have your career all planned out but it is inadvisable to tell an interviewer that you want to be a tax lawyer when the firm doesn t have a tax practice 1 Know the firm with whom you are interviewing what they do and when possible know something about the person who is interviewing you Do your homework before you begin bidding for on campus interviews or preparing your cover letters and resumes for mailing to prospective employers Review information from the firm s website Martindale Hubbell talk to CSO staff and talk to fellow students who have worked for particular firms 2 Be prepared Think about your responses to possible questions before you interview Know your strengths and weaknesses and know how to articulate them in the best possible way 3 Create a favorable impression Dress appropriately in conservative business attire Arrive early Have a firm handshake Make eye contact Have a relaxed but professional demeanor 4 Market yourself This is your opportunity to sell yourself Take an active approach to interviewing Give out the information

    Original URL path: http://www.law.ua.edu/career-services/current-students/document-center/interview-tips/ (2016-02-12)
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  • Prospective Students | The University of Alabama | School of Law
    or pursuing an advanced degree within 9 months of graduation For more details here are the ABA reports from our last three graduating classes ABA Employment Summary of our Class of 2014 ABA Employment Summary of our Class of 2013 ABA Employment Summary of our Class of 2012 Each year our students are recruited by employers from a number of out of state markets including Atlanta Boston Charlotte Chicago Los Angeles Memphis Nashville New Orleans New York Orlando and Washington D C In the past 5 years Alabama Law Graduates have taken their first job after law school in 29 states and the district of Columbia Alabama Law has alumni in every state except Wyoming Our alumni are literal proof that your Alabama J D can take you anywhere you want to go From your first year until well after your graduation our Career Services Office will assist you in each step of the process of creating your legal career The Office hosts frequent seminars on topics including job markets interview tips and summer internships You will also be invited to attend special programs on judicial clerkships and non traditional jobs The Career Services staff is available for individual meetings and our students frequently use the staff for assistance in finding and getting the right job Our Career Services Office has committed itself to providing all interested students with the personal attention that they need You will see that at Alabama your first steps into the legal profession will not be taken alone If you have questions about Career Services at Alabama we are happy to answer them Address Career Services Office Box 870382 Tuscaloosa AL 35487 0382 Telephone 205 348 6479 Fax 205 348 0738 E Mail careers law ua edu The University of Alabama School of Law is

    Original URL path: http://www.law.ua.edu/career-services/prospective-students/ (2016-02-12)
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  • Employers | The University of Alabama | School of Law
    a welcome e mail message from the Career Services Office providing your log in information and password After receiving the welcome email simply follow the link and log on You will then be able to post your position and fill out your employer profile Log in through the Symplicity Employer Page to access these resources and to register Email the Career Services Office at careers law ua edu with any questions or to report difficulties signing into Symplicity Job Posting Form As an alternative to creating a Symplicity account we offer another quick and easy way to post a position with us Simply download and complete this Job Posting Form Please e mail the completed form to Chanel Rubio at crubio law ua edu or fax it to 205 348 0738 On Campus Interview Program If you are interested in recruiting on campus you may go to Symplicity Employer Page and click on Submit Schedule Request on your home page and complete the easy form to reserve your date or email the Career Services Office at careers law ua edu Fall on campus interviewing starts in mid August and ends in mid October Spring on campus interviewing starts in early February and ends in mid March Interviewing first year law students is only allowed during the spring semester Resume Forward Program If you wish to interview students in your office the CSO will collect resumes of interested students and email them to you in one PDF file on a date that you determine Please Email the Career Services Office the date you wish to receive resumes and information about the position with your organization at careers law ua edu Student and Alumni Employment If you want students alumni or recent graduates to apply directly to you for part time temporary

    Original URL path: http://www.law.ua.edu/career-services/employers/ (2016-02-12)
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  • Grades | The University of Alabama | School of Law
    of D If a student takes a class graded on a Pass D Fail basis receiving Pass requires work at the level of at least C A student must maintain a 2 33 C average to graduate In February 2010 the Alabama Law School faculty adopted a new ranking policy The policy took effect for the Classes of 2011 and 2012 after the Spring 2010 semester Under the new policy Alabama Law will provide individual rankings to students in the Top 15 of each class at the end of the Fall and Spring semesters At the end of the Fall and Spring semester the Registrar will publish the GPA for the Top 10 Top 20 Top 25 Top 33 and Top 50 of each class Students will know where their GPA places them within these bands Students outside of the Top 15 will not receive individual ranks Class of 2011 Class of 2012 Class of 2013 Class of 2014 Class of 2015 Class of 2016 Class of 2017 Class of 2018 Top 10 3 597 3 564 3 775 3 751 3 750 3 718 3 687 3 666 Top 20 3 463 3 439 3 696 3 628 3

    Original URL path: http://www.law.ua.edu/career-services/employers/grades/ (2016-02-12)
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  • Student Organizations | The University of Alabama | School of Law
    civil defense and have a desire to promote fairness and integrity in the justice system The DLS sponsors lunch meetings featuring attorneys from leading defense firms across the state These meetings are great opportunities for networking and gathering useful information about the practice of civil defense Dorbin Association The Dorbin Association promotes the growth and professional development of women in the law Dorbin sponsors lunch and dinner meetings featuring notable female attorneys and judges Dorbin has various activities including the always popular Professor Auction which raises money for charities and the Mentor Mentee Program which pairs interested incoming students with upper classmen Environmental Law Society The Environmental Law Society is an organization founded to increase the knowledge and awareness of the law school and university community about the problems and challenges arising from mankind s interaction with its environment The ELS works with local and national environmental groups to assist in service projects such as linking the Appalachian Trail to the Pinhoti Trail monitoring the water quality of local streams and rivers and protecting and counting bald eagles ELS also has many social outings such as hiking canoeing and rock climbing and plans to improve the Law School by developing an outdoor study area behind the school where stressed students out students can student while enjoying nature Federalist Society The Federalist Society is an organization founded to foster critical thought and debate about the application of conservative principles of law Future Trial Lawyers Association FTLA is an organization founded for law students interested in civil or criminal litigation The FTLA sponsors speakers from leading firms throughout the state who provide practical information about being a trial lawyer and litigation practice in general The FTLA also raises money for charities through its Thanksgiving basket distribution and Christmas stocking stuffer projects for needy families Intellectual Property Society The Intellectual Property Society was founded to promote interest in and provide educational opportunities for students about the attributes and career opportunities in the practice of intellectual property law IPS strives to provide career and educational resources to all society members and the local school community International Law Society The International Law Society is an organization founded to promote interest among law students in the areas of international law The International Law Society strives to keep its members informed of international career and study opportunities Law Democrats Law Democrats is a grassroots organization founded to encourage political thought and debate among law students Law Democrats promote interest in local and national elections among the law school community at large by sponsoring voter drives and bringing speakers to the Law School If you want to live like a Republican vote Democratic Harry S Truman Law Republicans Law Republicans is an organization founded to encourage political thought and debate among law students Law Republicans promote interest in local and national elections among the law school community at large by sponsoring voter drives and bringing speakers to the Law School Law Spouse Club The Law Spouse Club is

    Original URL path: http://www.law.ua.edu/career-services/employers/student-organizations/ (2016-02-12)
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  • Contact | The University of Alabama | School of Law
    Guidelines Résumé Format Cover Letter Guidelines Writing Samples References Interview Tips Alumni Prospective Students Alumni Videos Employers Grades Star Program Application Student Organizations Contact Contact Address Career Services Office Box 870382 Tuscaloosa AL 35487 0382 Telephone 205 348 6479 Fax 205 348 0738 E Mail careers law ua edu Office Hours Monday Friday 8 00am 4 45pm Staff Lezlie Griffin Assistant Dean for Career Services Kimberly Bond Coordinator of Employer

    Original URL path: http://www.law.ua.edu/career-services/contact/ (2016-02-12)
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  • Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction | The University of Alabama | School of Law
    Cross Disciplinary Program Lecture Podcasts Law Journals Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction Download PDF Entry Form Award Criteria The prize is awarded annually to a published work of fiction that best illuminates the role of lawyers in society and their power to effect change The work must be A published book length work of fiction Published originally in 2015 Readily available to readers via commercial sources retail or online bookstores such as Barnes Noble Amazon or iTunes An electronically published work with an ISBN may be submitted but unpublished manuscripts may not Entry Rules Please submit this original signed form along with 12 copies of the book or for titles published as e books only a digital file we may duplicate for the judges to Harper Lee Prize The University of Alabama School of Law 101 Paul Bryant Drive Tuscaloosa AL 35487 The deadline to receive entries is March 31 2016 There is no entry fee Selection Process After the entries close a panel will review the entries and select three finalists to be announced in May 2016 The finalists will be submitted to the prize selection committee for judging Members of the public will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite among the finalists on the ABA Journal website and the winner of the public vote will be considered during the prize selection process The winner will be honored at the 6th Annual Harper Lee Prize ceremony in September 2016 Eligibility Previous winners are ineligible Previous Winners 2011 John Grisham The Confession 2012 Michael Connelly The Fifth Witness 2013 Paul Goldstein Havana Requiem 2014 John Grisham Sycamore Row 2015 Deborah Johnson The Secret of Magic Publisher and Author Agreement By signing this entry form the publisher and author of the entered work agree that The title author

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  • 2016 Harper Lee Prize | The University of Alabama | School of Law
    Podcasts Registration Externships Cross Disciplinary Program Lecture Podcasts Law Journals 2016 Harper Lee Prize Download PDF Entry Form Award Criteria The prize is awarded annually to a published work of fiction that best illuminates the role of lawyers in society and their power to effect change The work must be A published book length work of fiction Published originally in 2015a Readily available to readers via commercial sources retail or online bookstores such as Barnes Noble Amazon or iTunes An electronically published work with an ISBN may be submitted but unpublished manuscripts may not Entry Rules Please submit this original signed form along with 12 copies of the book or for titles published as e books only a digital file we may duplicate for the judges to Harper Lee Prize The University of Alabama School of Law 101 Paul Bryant Drive Tuscaloosa AL 35487 The deadline to receive entries is March 31 2016 There is no entry fee Selection Process After the entries close a panel will review the entries and select three finalists to be announced in May 2016 The finalists will be submitted to the prize selection committee for judging Members of the public will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite among the finalists on the ABA Journal website and the winner of the public vote will be considered during the prize selection process The winner will be honored at the 6th Annual Harper Lee Prize ceremony in September 2016 Eligibility Previous winners are ineligible Previous Winners 2011 John Grisham The Confession 2012 Michael Connelly The Fifth Witness 2013 Paul Goldstein Havana Requiem 2014 John Grisham Sycamore Row 2015 Deborah Johnson The Secret of Magic Publisher and Author Agreement By signing this entry form the publisher and author of the entered work agree that The title

    Original URL path: http://www.law.ua.edu/programs/harper-lee-prize-for-legal-fiction/2016-harper-lee-prize/ (2016-02-12)
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