The University of Alabama School of Law

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jwaters
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Re: The University of Alabama School of Law

Postby jwaters » Sat Dec 11, 2010 4:06 pm

Thought I would bump this thread for the new cycle. Any current Bama students willing to answer questions?

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Re: The University of Alabama School of Law

Postby DukeCornell » Sun Dec 12, 2010 9:46 pm

I have a question: Why did Alabama send me an email about a fee waiver on today, Sunday. That's odd, right? :roll:

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Re: The University of Alabama School of Law

Postby jms1987 » Tue Dec 28, 2010 3:51 pm

jwaters wrote:Thought I would bump this thread for the new cycle. Any current Bama students willing to answer questions?


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Re: The University of Alabama School of Law

Postby No.1 student » Mon Jan 31, 2011 5:48 am

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Re: The University of Alabama School of Law

Postby Spookyghost » Sun Feb 27, 2011 12:49 am

What are job prospects like outside of the Southeast? I have heard that a lot of people flock to Birmingham and a lot of Atl firms and the like have not wanted to interview on-campus because most of the higher ranked students have an interest in going to Birmingham. This, I think, was back in 06-07 that this information came from. What are employment prospects like?

Also, I have also heard the median starting salary is lower than equivalently-ranked schools, but that just may be due to the fact it is in the South.

Any truth to either of these?

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Re: The University of Alabama School of Law

Postby tarakit » Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:09 pm

I am not a current student, but to answer your second question about salary:

Yes, the posted median salary is lower than other similarly ranked schools. However, 70% of the class ends up in Alabama. Firms pay about $20-30K less a year in AL, but cost of living is much much lower than places like Atlanta or New York. In other words, controlling for cost of living, they are probably making the same as graduates from similarly ranked schools. Also, keep in mind that the cost of tuition is much lower than similarly ranked schools as well.

In addition, my impression at least from visiting on ASD was that a large segment of the student body goes into public interest positions, which would also bring down the median salary.

In conclusion, I would not be concerned about that statistic. I do not know much about the placement outside of AL, however.

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Re: The University of Alabama School of Law

Postby onmytoes812 » Mon Apr 04, 2011 11:57 am

Anyone have updated OCI information on the school? I could call Career Services but...thought I'd check first. I'm from Alabama but I don't know how much I want to STAY (or be forced to stay) in Alabama.

Looked at their "Firms Visited" from 07, and it was 49 compared to UGA's 149. Obviously things are changing, but how much?

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Re: The University of Alabama School of Law

Postby lele2010 » Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:51 pm

are there many international students in Bama law?




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