Alabama Law Schools

Top Law Schools in Alabama

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As one of the 50 states in the United States of America, Alabama hosts 3 law schools that have national reputation. Check Countryaah to see a list of all towns, cities, and counties in the state of Alabama. By clicking on links to each city, you can find high schools, colleges, and universities within Alabama.

Faulkner University Thomas Goode Jones School of Law

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 Association

Address: 5345 Atlanta Highway, Montgomery, AL 36109

Samford University Cumberland School of Law

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

University of Alabama School of Law

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 Overview

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. Check searchforpublicschools for public primary and high schools in Alabama.


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.

Alabama Law Schools