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Joint degrees awarded: N/A
Student activities: Law Reviews: Jones Law Review Moot Court:
Board of Advocates Organizations: Student Bar Association, American
Association for Justice, American Constitution Society, Animal Law
Society, Black Law Students Association, Christian Legal Society,
Federalist Society, Honor Court, Phi Alpha Delta & Women Students
Address: 5345 Atlanta Highway, Montgomery, AL 36109
Joint degrees awarded: J.D./M.P.H.; J.D./M.B.A.; J.D./M.Acc.;
J.D./M.Div; J.D./M.S. Environmental Management; J.D./M.P.A.; J.D./M.T.S.
Student activities: The Cumberland Public Interest Project; The
American Journal of Trial Advocacy; The Cumberland Law Review; The
Moot Court Board; The Trial Advocacy Board; The Cordell Hull
Speakers Forum; Student Bar Association; American Constitutional
Society; Black Law Students Association; Christian Legal Society;
Cumberland Community Service; Cumberland Democrats; Federalist
Society and Women in Law.
Address: 800 Lakeshore Drive, Birmingham, AL 35229
Joint degrees awarded: J.D./M.B.A.; J.D./MPA; J.D./Ph.D; J.D./MA
in Political Science
Student activities: Alabama Law Rev; Jour of the Legal Prof; Law &
Psych Rev; 9 moot court teams; 5 trial ad teams; Amnesty Intl; BLSA;
Christian Legal Soc; Civil Rights Law Students Assn; Environmental
Law Soc; Federalist Soc; Gay-Straight Alliance; Intellectual
Property Soc; International Law Assn; Labor & Employment Soc; Law
Democrats/Republicans; Law Students for Choice; Mil Law Soc;
Sports/Entertainment Law Soc.
Address: 101 Paul W. Bryant Drive, East, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
Before you can study in any of the above 3 law programs in
Alabama, you will need to take the Law School Admissions Test. The exam dates throughout the year are
also provided on the site.
Alabama, a state of the Southeastern
United States; 133,915 km2, 4.8 million residents
(2011). Capital: Montgomery (205,800 residents). Enlisted in
the Union in 1819 as the 22nd State. Nicknames: The
Cotton State and The Heart of Dixie.
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Alabama is one of the southern states of America that has been
beset by great poverty and racial and social unrest since
slavery. After battles for civil rights in the 1950s and 1960s
- according to Martin Luther King - racial discrimination has been
officially abolished, but it has been even harder to fight poverty:
18% of households had an income below the official poverty line in
1989. Due to emigration, the black minority has fallen from 35%
(1940) to 25% (1990), while many blacks and whites alike have left
rural areas after agricultural mechanization and restructuring.
In agriculture, cotton has traditionally been the main crop, but
has been supplanted by soy, maize and peanuts and later by livestock
breeding with poultry, pigs and beef cattle. The most productive
areas are found in the Black Earth belt, The Black Belt,
which extends across the central parts of the state, while other
areas have had to be abandoned after years of unilateral cotton
breeding. In contrast, forest area and logging have increased after
reforestation with oak, pine, American walnut and other commercial
woods. Forests now cover 67% of the area, and timber production is
the 7th largest in the United States.
In connection with the primary occupations, Alabama has a
substantial production of paper, textiles, and meat products. In
addition, other industries, especially the electronics industry,
have become increasingly important through a low-wage
workforce; unions have traditionally been weak in the southern
states. Industry development has been greatest around Huntsville on
the Tennessee River in the north, where companies have been able to
harness the cheap electricity from the area's many power plants
(see Tennessee Valley Authority). With the location of the Marshall
Space Flight Center the city has also had a significant
aerospace industry since 1960. By contrast, Birmingham, the state's
largest city - 266,000 residents (1990) - and the southernmost
steelmaker for nearly 100 years, has had difficulty replacing the
many jobs that disappeared with the final cessation of steel
production of the 1980s, incl. closure of many coal and iron mines
in the southern Appalachians.
Much of the merchandise trade takes place over the port
of Mobile, which is connected to almost every part of the state via
rivers and canals.
Apart from the Appalachians in the NE, from which the largest
rivers originate, the landscape consists mainly of a low-lying
coastal plain, regularly ravaged by tropical hurricanes, hurricanes.
Findings at Moundville in central Alabama testify to settlement
through ca. 10,000 years. The coast was explored by Spanish
explorers in the 1500s, but European settlement first came in 1702
at Mobile Bay. A British-French-Spanish dispute resulted in the area
being invaded by Britain in 1763 and later (1783) the United
States. However, Spain had a smaller area at Mobile Bay until 1813.
From 1819, Alabama became the state of the United States. In the
1830s, the Indians (choctaw, creek and cherokee) fled the state, and
with the introduction of cotton plantations the population grew (in
1860 there were 526,000 whites and 438,000 blacks, mostly
slaves). In 1861, Alabama joined the Confederate States of
America (Southern States), whose first capital was Montgomery. Then,
The American Civil War (1861-65) suffered great losses to
Alabama. In 1868, the state was re-established in the United States,
and from 1876 it was once again dominated by the Democratic Party,
which, as in the other southern states, practiced a strict racial
segregation policy. In the 1960s, this policy was advocated with
particular strength by State Governor George Wallace, who in 1968
unsuccessfully ran for president.