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  • Alabama Law Ranks 10th Best in Study of Graduates’ Debt Load | The University of Alabama | School of Law
    Best in Study of Graduates Debt Load Students academics and commentators are all paying more attention to the debt load with which law graduates enter the workforce Many recent articles have detailed the negative impact that large law school debt has on career choices According to one recent examination Alabama Law graduates fare well in this metric The University of Alabama School of Law is ranked 10th among all law schools in graduates debt upon graduation according to a new U S News World Report study The University of Alabama School of Law has always taken pride in its ability to produce attorneys who can practice law in a wide array of areas said Dean Mark E Brandon We will always produce attorneys who practice in large firms and corporations in big cities But it is just as important to us that our graduates can choose to be prosecutors public defenders public interest attorneys or attorneys who work in small firms in small towns Alabama Law graduates borrowed almost 40 percent less than the average student borrower nationwide according to data submitted to U S News by 182 ranked institutions By keeping our tuition low and by helping to ensure

    Original URL path: http://www.law.ua.edu/blog/news/alabama-law-ranks-10th-best-in-study-of-graduates-debt-load/ (2016-02-12)
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  • Bradley Hargett: Serving the State | The University of Alabama | School of Law
    of securing housing The end goal is to reduce recidivism to take out the stumbling blocks that keep them from reentering society fully Hargett said Hargett helped coordinate a Free Legal Advice Clinic for Veterans and a Wills for Heroes Clinic for first responders fire fighters and and police officers to ensure they have the proper documents in case of an emergency Hargett on his own initiative became the Law School s unofficial law school representative for the Alabama Responsible Lending Alliance and he has been an active participant with the local affiliate of Tuscaloosa Citizens Against Predatory Practices I ve always known that with this profession comes a responsibility to give back to the community and I took that to heart as soon as I got to Law School Hargett said I knew that that was something I had to do Hargett has been an enthusiastic supporter of pro bono programs at the Law School helping promote existing programs and helping to form new ones Glory McLaughlin Assistant Dean for Public Interest said she has been consistently impressed with Hargett s maturity level of professionalism and his dedication to the pursuit of social justice When I have seen Brad volunteer at pro bono clinics he has demonstrated compassion for the clients he comes into contact with and has been willing to go above and beyond the expectations of a student volunteer in order to obtain assistance for clients she said Hargett is rooted in Alabama and pursuing his third degree at the Capstone He has bachelor s and master s degrees in American Studies When he graduates from the Law School he plans to practice in Tuscaloosa or Birmingham as a criminal defense attorney He has matched his interest in criminal defense with his coursework He took Criminal Procedure

    Original URL path: http://www.law.ua.edu/blog/news/bradley-hargett-serving-the-state/ (2016-02-12)
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  • STAR Employer Registration | Short-Term Assistance Research (STAR) | The University of Alabama | School of Law
    We will take your request match you with a Three L law student who has signed up for the program and the work can get done Here are the details of the program All participating students have a minimum 3 0 GPA at Alabama Law Employers will pay all students at the rate of 15 hour for the work performed The Law School will not be involved in the payment of students all financial transactions and any tax implications are the responsibility of the employer and the student Under ABA rules law students cannot work more than 20 hours in a week All participating employers will be required to affirm that they abide by the Law School s non discrimination policy Because we believe in our students legal skills we are only listing specialties in two areas intellectual property and taxation All other research areas will go to the general pool This program will be available through November 23 2015 and it will open again from January 5 2015 April 19 2016 We hope that this helps you with your research needs If you have any questions please direct them to Todd Engelhardt at tengelhardt law ua edu Employer Name Address City State ZIP Code Phone Number digits only Email Address Primary Contact Name Job Description Expected Length of Project Comments optional The University of Alabama School of Law is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and of nondiscrimination based on race color national origin religion sex age handicap or disability or sexual orientation It does not discriminate on these factors in administering its educational policies admission policies employment promotion and compensation policies financial aid and scholarship programs and other school related activities Only employers in agreement with this policy may use the services of the Law School By

    Original URL path: http://www.law.ua.edu/resources/CSOstar/employer/ (2016-02-12)
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  • Alabama State Bar Installs Lee Copeland As 140th President, Announces Award Recipients | The University of Alabama | School of Law
    Lawyer Faculty Professor Carroll Weighs in on Acquittal of Alabama Police Officer Alabama Law Alumni Selected as Members of Alabama State Bar s 2016 Leadership Forum Law School Student Named Schwarzman Scholar Professor Carroll Comments on Attorneys Motion to Leave Hubbard Case July 28 2015 Alabama State Bar Installs Lee Copeland As 140th President Announces Award Recipients The Alabama State Bar recently installed Montgomery attorney Lee H Copeland 82 as its 140 th president I m honored to have the opportunity to serve as the next president of the Alabama State Bar said Copeland of Copeland Franco Screws Gill P A I look forward to building on the strong foundation that has already been put in place by past presidents and bar leadership before me J Cole Portis 90 was installed as the bar s president elect He will serve one year before assuming the presidency in 2016 Bradley C Hargett a student at the Law School received the Law Student Award for supporting and participating in pro bono programs He served as the student coordinator for the Reentry Assistance Clinic The project is a joint effort of the U S Attorney s Office the Department of Pardons and Paroles

    Original URL path: http://www.law.ua.edu/blog/news/alabama-state-bar-installs-lee-copeland-as-140th-president-announces-award-recipients/ (2016-02-12)
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  • UA-ANU Summer School Program Celebrates Its 15th Year | The University of Alabama | School of Law
    Student Named Schwarzman Scholar Professor Carroll Comments on Attorneys Motion to Leave Hubbard Case August 28 2015 UA ANU Summer School Program Celebrates Its 15th Year Seated Kaylin Oldham Ashley Austin Roenika Wiggins Rachel Hornbuckle Devan Byrd Standing Catie Malone Dylan Moore Nathan Edwards Jeremy Dalrymple Samantha Pline Ten UA law students have just returned from studying at the Australian National University College of Law The group spent a month at the ANU where they took a Survey of Australian Law taught by the ANU faculty and Comparative Race Law which was team taught by Anne Macduff of the ANU faculty and UA law professor Bryan Fair The program was directed by professor Bill Andreen who started the program 15 years ago While in Canberra the students also met with Chief Justice of the Australian High Court Andrew Leigh MP the legal team at the U S Embassy and lawyers at the local Aboriginal Legal Services office In addition they visited the ACT Supreme Court and toured both Parliament House and the Museum of Democracy This summer school program is rather unique in that ANU law students also participated in the Comparative Law course and because 10 ANU law students

    Original URL path: http://www.law.ua.edu/blog/news/ua-anu-summer-school-program-celebrates-its-15th-year/ (2016-02-12)
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  • Liz Huntley (’97) Writes Memoir | The University of Alabama | School of Law
    Alabama Police Officer Alabama Law Alumni Selected as Members of Alabama State Bar s 2016 Leadership Forum Law School Student Named Schwarzman Scholar Professor Carroll Comments on Attorneys Motion to Leave Hubbard Case August 28 2015 Liz Huntley 97 Writes Memoir Liz Huntley 97 has released More Than a Bird an autobiography that chronicles the inspirational story of an Alabama woman who overcame tremendous adversity during her childhood to become a successful attorney and motivational speaker Alabama First Lady Dianne Bentley was among the guests when the book was recently launched at Clanton Elementary School which Huntley attended as a child I am in awe of how God has worked in her life Bentley told The Clanton Advertiser Huntley was born in Huntsville but she grew up in Clanton Alabama after her mother s suicide The book begins with the death of her mother and the incarceration of her father From there it details her journey of living in poverty and being sexually abused by her uncle The book also profiles the men and women who Huntley says God placed in her life to mentor her and help her meet her full potential A portion of the proceeds from More

    Original URL path: http://www.law.ua.edu/blog/news/liz-huntley-97-writes-memoir/ (2016-02-12)
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  • Law School Welcomes Class Of 2018; Morris Dees Urges Class To Make A Difference | The University of Alabama | School of Law
    pool of nearly 1 600 applicants Eighty four percent of those applicants came from outside the state of Alabama Members of the Class of 2018 come from 25 states and two countries and have studied at 74 colleges and universities Forty five percent of the class members are women and 26 percent identify as members of a racial or ethnic minority the highest percentage in the history of the Law School Some members of the class hold advanced degrees in business administration financial planning and medicine while others studied or worked in 28 countries as well as read or speak 15 languages from around the world More than ever law and legal institutions are global so your international experience and knowledge will be an asset to all of us Brandon said The Law School called on alumnus Morris Dees co founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center to inspire the class Dees 60 revisited two cases from 1981 The first was a case he took after white fisherman waged a campaign against Vietnamese fishermen in Galveston Bay The white fishermen were concerned about the growing competition from Vietnamese immigrants and invited the Texas Knights of the Ku Klux Klan to Seabrook Texas Crosses were burned and boats were destroyed The immigrants were so afraid many of them posted for sale signs on their boats They even considered withdrawing the lawsuit Ultimately a judge issued a preliminary injunction that stopped the Klan s actions Later Dees witnessed the blessing of the fleet while U S Marshals ensured the rights of the Vietnamese immigrants were not violated I have to tell you for the first time in my life I understood the value of diversity in this nation he said For the second case Dees told the story of Beulah Mae Donald

    Original URL path: http://www.law.ua.edu/blog/news/law-school-welcomes-class-of-2018-morris-dees-urges-class-to-make-a-difference/ (2016-02-12)
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  • Law School Welcomes Professor Rushin | The University of Alabama | School of Law
    in on Acquittal of Alabama Police Officer Alabama Law Alumni Selected as Members of Alabama State Bar s 2016 Leadership Forum Law School Student Named Schwarzman Scholar Professor Carroll Comments on Attorneys Motion to Leave Hubbard Case June 1 2015 Law School Welcomes Professor Rushin Stephen Rushin assistant professor of law The Law School welcomes Stephen Rushin assistant professor of law Professor Rushin will teach Select Problems in Criminal Law Policing in the fall His research focuses on issues in criminal law criminal procedure information privacy law and policing He is currently working on a book entitled The Answer to Police Misconduct in contract with the Cambridge University Press that examines the Justice Department s implementation of structural reform litigation in American police departments His w ork has most recently appeared or is forthcoming in the Minnesota Law Review job talk and the Fordham Law Review Professor Rushin completed his Ph D at Berkeley in Jurisprudence and Social Policy where he was a Selznick Fellow and recipient of the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Scholarship He also received a J D from Berkeley where he was a member of the California Law Review and received a Third Year High Distinction

    Original URL path: http://www.law.ua.edu/blog/news/law-school-welcomes-professor-rushin/ (2016-02-12)
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