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The University of Alabama

The University of Alabama School of Law

Tuscaloosa, AL

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Overview

The University of Alabama / The University of Alabama School of Law is located in Tuscaloosa, AL, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration (JD/MBA)
Juris Doctor (JD) Law
Doctor of Juridical Science (JSD) Law
Doctor of Juridical Science (JSD) Comparative law
Master of Laws (LL M) Business transactions
Master of Laws (LL M) Taxation
Master of Laws (LL M) Comparative law

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 46
Doctoral Degrees 135

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam LSAT recommended, but not required, for LLM in Taxation
Comp Exam Required for some
24 hours of coursework required for Tax LLM, 30 hours of coursework required for JM
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam LSAT or GRE required for JD; TOEFL required for JSD
Thesis Required for some
JD requires 90 hours of coursework, including 6 hours of experiential work, 1 seminar, and 34 required hours of required coursework; JSD requires 48 hours of supervised research and successful defense of a dissertation

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

500
Applied
492
Accepted
170
Enrolled
98%

Applying

40
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam LSAT recommended, but not required, for LLM in Taxation
Master's Degree Requirements Undergraduate degree in law, TOEFL, and letters of recommendation required for International LLM, Undergraduate degree required for JM, Letters of recommendation required for all MasterÔÇÖs programs
Doctoral Degree Exam LSAT or GRE required for JD; TOEFL required for JSD
Doctoral Degree Requirements JD requires undergraduate degree, letter of recommendation, resume, completed application, CAS report; JSD requires undergraduate and masters degrees in law, dissertation proposal, letters of recommendation

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required
IELTS: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA

Student Body

440
Total Graduate Students
2%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.32%
Black or African American 9.77%
White or Caucasian 76%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.68%
Asian 1.82%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.23%
Two or more races 1.36%
Unknown 2.5%

Gender

Male (54%)
Female (45%)

Faculty

5
Total faculty
Full-time - 5
Part-time - 0

Research

Focus of faculty research: Public interest law, Constitutional law, civil rights, international law, tax law
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 870382
Tuscaloosa, AL  35487
United States
Contact Ms. Mark E. Brandon
Dean and Professor
Email: mbrandon@law.ua.edu
Phone: 205-348-5117
Fax: 205-348-3077

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