For those of you looking for an Alternative to paying six figures for a law degree, Birmingham School of Law is a great alternative.
A.) Let's address the non ABA Status
Just because BSOL is not an ABA law school, does not mean that you are per se " limited" to practicing in Alabama.
( If you plan on doing ANY federal work, ie immigration, bankruptcy, civil lawsuits, mass torts... then you don't HAVE to
stay in Alabama to necessarily practice. There are a multitude of lawyers that go to non ABA schools, take Bar and
pass in different states, and practice law)
B.) If you have never heard of Birmingham School of Law... let's just say you might not be as well informed and worldly as you think. Birmingham School of Law has been in Birmingham, AL since 1915, sooo... hmmm that's older than some of these so called ABA Law Schools.
C.) Alabama, Faulker/Jones, Cumberland are all very costly, and if you know that you want to stay in Alabama to practice law, I pose this question to you; Why pay 4 times what you would pay to go to the schools mentioned above, when you are taking the SAME bar exam?
Alabama, Cumberland, Faulker/ Jones ( at least $50,000- $100,000) law school education
Birmingham School of Law ( less than $20,000 plus books, and bar prep going part time night for 3-4 years)
D.) Just an FYI, there are several Attorneys in Alabama that are graduates of Birmingham School of Law who make just as much if not sometimes more than students from ABA Schools.
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