OF ALABAMA SCHOOL OF LAW
ABA Approved Since 1926
University of Alabama School of Law combines great
traditions with great promise. As the only public law school in the State, The
University of Alabama has educated premier lawyers, business and civic leaders,
and state and national leaders for over 130 years. The school was established
content, however, with its past success, our Law School
today offers state-of-the-art facilities and technology, an updated curriculum,
increased opportunity for skills training, and expanded career services for
is considered one of the best law schools in the Southeast and is ranked in the
top 11 among public law schools by national surveys.
student body of about 500 students is talented, diverse, academically strong,
and friendly. The median UGPA of our first-year class of about 170 is 3.7, and
the median LSAT is 163. While the Admissions Committee, of course, considers the
LSAT and UGPA, they also consider other factors which indicate a student will
perform well academically in law school. The Admissions Committee looks for
determination, diligence, the ability to solve problems and deal with difficult
situations, and perseverance.
Admissions Committee is also sensitive to the idea that a diverse student body
-- a group with different life experiences and from different academic and
economic backgrounds -- creates a stronger law school. Each class usually
includes over 40% women, about 15-20% minority persons, and about 20%
law students are from approximately 80 colleges and universities.
average, more than 95% of those students who enter the Law School
graduate in three years. Generally the law school
employment rate is 98-99% within nine months of graduation. Our students are
prepared to practice law in various types of work or to enter other
professions. First-time bar passage rates are in the high 90s.
The University of Alabama is accredited by the Commission
on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award
baccalaureate, master‚??s, and doctoral degrees. The University of Alabama School of Law is accredited by the American Bar
Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools and the
Order of the Coif.
tuition at The University of Alabama remains reasonable, yet the Law School
provides over one million dollars a year in student scholarships and grants.
Alabama‚??s trial and appellate advocacy teams
are among the nation‚??s best and have won numerous awards. Alabama trial advocacy teams have set a
standard few schools can match, consistently placing teams in national
sponsored moot court teams have won team and individual awards in many of their
have several opportunities to write for a scholarly journal while in law school
at The Universityof Alabama. The Alabama
Law Review is published four times a year. In addition to the Law
Review, there are two other journals published at the Law School:
The Journal of the Legal Profession and the Law and Psychology
guiding philosophy of the University of Alabama School of
Law is that the institution must not only prepare future lawyers, it must
become a dynamic part of the community. That philosophy is embodied in the
concept that the LawSchool will serve a
broader role of service to the state, the region, and the nation by the
application of the School‚??s resources and expertise to problems that affect the
way people live. The Law School Public Interest Institute encourages students
to participate in legal and non-legal public interest activities.
The Law School
includes the best law library in the state and one of the best in the region.
The Alabama Law Institute, which works on progressive state law reform and
employs law students, and the state‚??s largest provider of continuing legal
education are housed in the LawSchool. The school hosts
numerous conferences, lectures, and visits, including the visits of 8 members
of the U.S. Supreme Court in the last ten years. In a word, the Law School
is the center of legal developments and progress in the State of Alabama and Nationwide.
expanded building houses the school‚??s extensive clinical program.
curriculum of the University of Alabama School of Law
is traditional, but certainly includes offerings in other areas of the law,
including electives in environmental law, international law, intellectual
property, business crime, and business. The curriculum also is rich in clinical,
advocacy, and skills offerings. Perspective offerings, such as legal history,
legal philosophy, and law in literature also are taught.
curriculum has been expanded -- particularly in the third year -- to include
more seminars and elective courses that cut across traditional course lines and
expose students to the complex problems with which lawyers and lawmakers must
deal in modern life and that aim to increase students‚?? understanding of the
development of the legal order.
first-year students are required to take Civil Procedure, Contracts I, Legal
Writing and Research, Torts and Criminal Law in the fall semester. In the
spring of the first year students take Moot Court, Constitutional Law,
Evidence, Property, and Contracts II. Students also are required to take Legal
Profession and complete a seminar and at least 3 hours of professional skills
coursework. All other courses taken during the second and third years are electives.
Students may follow a track of particular courses in areas such as business,
estate planning, or criminal law or may design their own programs of study
after the first year. Most students participate in trial and appellate
advocacy, an important part of the curriculum.
Program offers second- and third-year students an opportunity to acquire
first-hand practical experience by direct involvement in actual client cases
handled through the Clinical Program. Through its various legal assistance
programs, the Clinical Program also helps the Law School
meet its commitment of service to the community and state while providing
tomorrow‚??s lawyers with a taste of the real practice of law. Students may
enroll in the Elder Law Clinic, the Criminal Defense Clinic, the Capital Defense
Clinic, the Domestic Violence Clinic, the Community Development Clinic, and the
Civil Clinic. There are almost 60 placements in the clinical programs each
semester for second- and third-year students.
with the Law School commitment to service, the Public
Interest Institute was created. The Institute and its Director provides
up-to-date information on volunteer opportunities in Tuscaloosa and surrounding areas, promotes
public interest programs, offers service programs and awards for law students,
and works with Career Services to promote public interest jobs and externships.
Students who complete certain requirements also may receive a Certificate in
Public Interest Law.
in Beautiful Tuscaloosa, Alabama
wonderful and relatively inexpensive place to live, Tuscaloosa is rich in tradition and committed
to academic and community excellence. Tuscaloosa
is rich in Native American history; some of the largest and best-preserved
Indian mounds in the Southeast are located in Moundville, Alabama,
about 15 miles south of the University. Mound StateMonument is administered
by The University of Alabama.
Tuscaloosa is an exciting city of about
100,000, and The University of Alabama has a student population of almost
30,000. The city is in a part of the state full of lakes and rivers. It was
built on the banks of the Black Warrior River,
now a link in the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway. Lake
Tuscaloosa and nearby Lake Lurleen State Park
provide ample opportunity for water sports, camping, and other outdoor
cooperation with the University has allowed for a rich cultural life as well. Tuscaloosa combines a
small-town atmosphere with big-town activities, sports, and culture.
The Law School
offers five-week summer programs at the University
of Fribourg in Fribourg,
Switzerland and at The Australian National
University in Canberra, Australia.
During the programs, students participate in two credited classes: a course
surveying Swiss or Australian law and a comparative doctrinal course. In the
comparative law course students learn about the Swiss or Australian legal
system through presentations by Swiss and Australian professors. The doctrinal
course, team-taught in English by a professor from the home law school and an Alabama law school
professor, allows students to compare the two legal systems in a specific area
of law. Students from the home law schools are also involved in the doctrinal
The School of Law and the Manderson
Graduate School of Business at The University of Alabama offer students an
opportunity to earn joint Masters of Business Administration (M.B.A.) and J.D.
degrees in a three-year or a four-year program of study. The first year is the
first year of law school. The second year is the first year of the M.B.A.
Program. The third and fourth years consists of courses in both law and
business. Students taking classes during the summer can complete the program in
J.D./Masters and Ph.D. Programs
The School of Law
is involved in joint masters/Ph.D. programs in
Economics through the Manderson Graduate School of
Business and in Political Science with School of Arts
and Sciences. Students spend the first year in the law school and move to a
combined curriculum between the two schools.
The School of Law offers a one-year program leading to
the LL.M. degree. The program is for persons who have received a university
degree in law in another country. The program‚??s purpose is to afford students
whose legal background is not the common law tradition an opportunity to
acquire a basic understanding of American legal institutions and concepts,
prior to returning to their respective legal communities.
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RANDALL, (Law Professor), born Mineola, New York, June 13, 1956; admitted to bar,
1983, New York; 1991, Alabama. Education: Hofstra (J.D., 1981); Yale (LL.M., 1982); Columbia (LL.M., 1985; J.S.D., 1988). COURSES:Constitutional Law,
International Law, International Transactions. Email:krandall @ law.ua.edu
L. ANDREEN, (Law Professor), born 1953; admitted to bar, 1977, Georgia. Education: College of Wooster
(B.A., 1975); Columbia
(J.D., 1977). COURSES: Administrative Law, Environmental Law, International
Law, Torts. Email: wandreen @ law.ua.edu
RICE ANDREWS, (Law Professor), born 1958; admitted to bar, 1983, Illinois. Education: Illinois (B.S., 1980;
J.D., 1983). COURSES: Civil Procedure, Advanced
Civil Procedure, Legal Profession. Email:candrews @ law.ua.edu
ARRINGTON, (Law Professor), born Selma, Alabama, March 31, 1971; admitted to bar,
Education: Randolph-Macon Woman‚??s College (B.A., 1993); University of Alabama (J.D., 1999). Email:carringt @ law.ua.edu
KIMBERLY KEEFER BOONE, (Law Professor), born Ocala, Florida,
July 30, 1970; admitted to bar, 1995, Alabama.
Education: Huntingdon College (B.A., 1992); The University of Alabama (J.D., 1995). COURSES: Legal
Writing. Email: kboone @ law.ua.edu
S. BREWBAKER, III, (Law Professor), born Harlingen, Texas, September 20, 1959; admitted to
bar, 1986, Alabama. Education: Vanderbilt (B.A., 1981); University of Virginia (J.D., 1986); Duke (LL.M.,
Law, Health Care Law, Property Law. Email:wbrewbak @ law.ua.edu
D. BRYCE, (Law Professor), born 1939; admitted to bar, 1974, New York;
Education: Columbia College (B.A., 1961; J.D., 1970); New York University
(LL.M., 1974). COURSES:Federal
Income Taxation, Partnership Tax, State & Local Taxation, Tax Shelters. Email:jbryce @ law.ua.edu
HARNEST BUCY, (Law Professor), born 1953; admitted to bar, 1978, Missouri;
Education: Austin College (B.A., 1975); Washington, St.
Louis (J.D., 1978). COURSES: Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Business
Crime. Email:pbucy @
CARODINE, (Law Professor), admitted to bar, 2000, Texas.
Education: Louisiana Tech University
(B.A., 1997); TulaneLaw School
(J.D., 2000). COURSES: Evidence, Race and the Law. Email:mcarodine @ law.ua.edu
A. COLQUITT, (Law Professor), born 1940; admitted to bar, 1970, Alabama. Education: Alabama (B.S., 1967; J.D., 1970);
Nevada-Reno (M.J.S., 1987). COURSES:Criminal
Justice, Criminal Procedure, Evidence, Trial Advocacy. Email: jcolquit @ law.ua.edu
SHAHAR DILLBARY, (Law Professor), born Tel Aviv, Israel, October 16, 1972; admitted
to bar, 2000, Israel; 2006, New York. Education: Bar Ilan
University (B.A., 2000); Bar Ilan
School (LL.B., 2000); University of Chicago LawSchool (LL.M., 2003;
J.S.D., 2006). COURSES: Torts, Law and Economics. Email: sdillbary @ law.ua.edu
DURHAM, (Law Professor),
born September 28, 1963; admitted to bar, 1988, California. Education: Berkeley
(J.D., 1988); PomonaCollege (B.A., 1985). COURSES:Patents and
Copyrights, Antitrust, Trademarks and Unfair Trade Practices. Email:adurham @ law.ua.edu
born Atlanta, Georgia;
admitted to bar, 2003, California; 2004, District of Columbia.
Education: Duke University (B.A., 1990); Yale
University (M.A., M.Phil,
1994); Universityof California (J.D.,
2000). COURSES: Civil Procedure, Environmental Law, Administrative Law,
Water Law, Land Use, Federal Courts. Email:helliott @ law.ua.edu
COUNTISS EMENS, (Law Professor), born 1950; admitted to bar, 1976, Alabama. Education: University of North Alabama
(B.S., 1973); Alabama
(M.B.A., 1976; J.D., 1976). COURSES:Clinical
Teaching, Evidence, Trial & Appellate Advocacy. Email:semens @ law.ua.edu
SCOTT ENGLAND, (Law Professor), born Columbia,Missouri, October 12, 1972; admitted
to bar, 1998, Illinois.
Education: TrumanState University
(B.A., 1995); Northwestern University (J.D., 1998). COURSES: Legal
Writing. Email: sengland @ law.ua.edu
FAIR, (Law Professor), born Ohio, 1960; admitted
to bar, 1986, California.
Education: Duke (A.B., 1982); U.C.L.A. (J.D., 1985). COURSES:Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Gender & the
Law, First Amendment. Email: bfair @
FREYER, (Law Professor),
born 1947; Education: San Diego
(A.B., 1970); IndianaUniversity (M.A., 1972;
Ph.D., 1975). COURSES:American
Legal History, English Legal History. Email:tfreyer @ law.ua.edu
FUNDERBURG, (Law Professor), born 1951; admitted to bar, 1977, Alabama. Education: Auburn University
(B.A., 1974); Alabama
(J.D., 1977). COURSES: Clinical Teaching, Trial Advocacy. Email:nfunderb @ law.ua.edu
PACE HAMILL, (Law Professor), born Teaneck, New Jersey, July 28, 1960; admitted to bar,
1987, New York.
Education: Oxford College of Emory (A.A., 1980); Emory (B.A., 1982);
Tulane (J.D., 1985); New YorkUniversity (LL.M., 1986).
COURSES: Business Organizations, Business Planning, Corporate Finance,
Limited Liability Companies & Other Closely Held Businesses, Partnership
Taxation, Securities Regulation. Email:shamill @ law.ua.edu
WILLIAM H. HENNING, (Law Professor), born Tennessee,
May 5, 1947; admitted to bar, 1976, Tennessee;
Education: University of Tennessee (B.A., 1972; J.D., 1976); University of Illinois
(LL.M., 1982). COURSES:Contracts,
Secured Credit Transactions, Sales Law. Email:bhenning @ law.ua.edu
H. HOBBS, (Law Professor), born Summerville,New Jersey, October 7, 1952;
admitted to bar, 1980, New Jersey, Pennsylvania. Education:
(B.A., 1975); Universityof Pennsylvania (J.D.,
1979). COURSES: Legal Profession, Family Law, Small Business
HOFF, (Law Professor),
born 1941; admitted to bar, 1967, Florida;
Education: Tulane (A.B., 1963; J.D., 1966); Harvard (LL.M., 1970). COURSES:Admiralty, Civil
Procedure, Conflict of Laws, Contracts, Federal Jurisdiction, The Law in
L. HOPKINS, (Law Professor), born Arkansas, August 11, 1935;
admitted to bar, 1964, Mississippi; 1973, Alabama. Education: Southern
(B.A., 1961); TulaneUniversity (LL.B., 1964).
Law, Labor Law. Email:hhopkins
SIKES HORNSBY, (Law Professor), born Montgomery,
Alabama, 1967; admitted to bar, 1996, Alabama. Education: The
University of Alabama (B.S., 1979; M.B.A., 1996; J.D.,
HORWITZ, (Law Professor), born Toronto, Canada, December 26, 1969; admitted to bar, 2000,
District of Columbia. Education: McGill
University (B.A., 1990); Columbia University
of Journalism (M.S., 1991); Columbia
(LL.M., 1997); Faculty of Law, Universityof Toronto
(LL.B., 1995). COURSES: Law and Religion, Constitutional Law, Legal
Profession. Email: phorwitz @ law.ua.edu
L. JONES, (Law Professor), born 1931; admitted to bar, 1961, Kentucky;
Education: Kentucky (B.S., 1959; J.D.,
(LL.M., 1965). COURSES:Contracts,
Corporations, Decedents‚?? Estates, Equity, Estate & Gift Taxation, Estate
Planning, Trusts & Estates. Email:tjones @ law.ua.edu
JOYNER, (Law Professor),
born Durham, North Carolina, December 31, 1973; admitted
to bar, 2001, Georgia.
Education: Brigham Young University
(B.A., 1998); University of Georgia (M.A., 2003); Duke University School of Law
(J.D., 2001); WarwickUniversity (Ph.D., 2009).
Law, Contracts, International Trade. Email:djoyner @ law.ua.edu
E. KAUFMAN, (Law Professor), born Brooklyn, New York, February 21, 1945; admitted to
bar, 1984, New York.
Education: State University of New York - Binghamton
(1961-1962); Brooklyn College (B.A., cum laude, 1964); Columbia University
(M.A., 1966); Florida State University
(1981-1982); SyracuseUniversity (J.D., summa cum
laude, 1984). Email:hkaufman
J. KROTOSZYNSKI, JR., (Law Professor), born CorpusChristi, Texas, November
3, 1967; admitted to bar, 1991, Georgia;
1992, District of Columbia.
Education: EmoryUniversity (B.A., 1987;
M.A., Philosophy, 1987); Duke University School of Law (J.D., 1991; LL.M.,
International & Comparative Law, 1991). COURSES:Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Comparative Law,
First Amendment, Telecommunications Law. Email:rkrotoszynski @ law.ua.edu
KSOBIECH, (Law Professor), born Sioux City, Iowa, February 24, 1975; admitted to bar, 2000,
Iowa; 2001, Missouri. Education: Truman
(B.A., 1997); Universityof Iowa (J.D., 2000). COURSES:
Legal Writing. Email: mksobiech @
C. KSOBIECH, (Law Professor), born Hinsdale, Illinois, October 2, 1975; admitted to bar,
2000, Kansas; 2001, Missouri. Education: Loras College
(B.A., 1997); Universityof Iowa (J.D., 2000). Email:tksobiech @
S. LEE, (Law Professor),
born Auburn, Alabama,
September 12, 1974; admitted to bar, 2003, Illinois. Education: Williams College
(B.A., 1996); Universityof Chicago (M.A., 1999);
Northwestern University (J.D., 2003). COURSES: Secured Transactions,
Business Planning, Contracts, Tax, Law and Sociology. Email: glee @
B. LEONARD, (Law Professor), born Hot Point, North Carolina, June 27, 1954; admitted to
bar, 1987, Ohio; 1988, District of Columbia. Education: University of North Carolina
(B.A., 1975; M.L.S., 1980; J.D., 1986). COURSES:Disability Law, Legal Research. Email:jleonard @ law.ua.edu
MARSH, (Law Professor),
born Dayton, Ohio, December 3, 1951; admitted to bar,
Education: Ohio State (B.S./M.S., 1978); Washington & Lee University (J.D., 1981). COURSES:Commercial Law,
Commercial Paper, Consumer Law, Contracts, Corporate Finance, Corporations. Email:gmarsh @ law.ua.edu
MIMS MARSH, (Law Professor), born Montgomery, Alabama,
May 25, 1956; admitted to bar, 1981, Alabama.
Education: Auburn (B.S., 1978); Washington& Lee University
(J.D., 1981). Email:jmarsh
L. MARSHALL, (Law Professor), born Mobile, Alabama,
June 26, 1956; Education: Rhodes
College (B.A., 1978); University of Memphis
(J.D., 1986); EmoryUniversity (M.L.N.,
I. MORGAN, (Law Professor), born 1950; admitted to bar, 1977, District of Columbia; 1995, Alabama. Education: Alabama
(B.S., 1972); GeorgeWashington University
(J.D., 1977). COURSES: Civil Rights, Comparative Constitutional Law, Constitutional
Law, Legal Education. Email:mmorgan
MORRISON, (Law Professor), born 1947; admitted to bar, 1975, Alabama. Education: Alabama (B.A., 1969; J.D., 1975). COURSES:
Clinical Programs, Legal Counseling, Trial Advocacy. Email:jmorriso @ law.ua.edu
PARDO, (Law Professor),
born Illinois, August 26, 1976; admitted to
bar, 2001, Illinois.
Education: Illinois Wesleyan University
(B.A.); Northwestern University Schoolof Law (J.D., 2001). COURSES:
Civil Procedure, Evidence. Email: mpardo @
PATTON, (Law Professor),
born District of Columbia, June 19, 1970;
admitted to bar, 2000, New York.
Education: Universityof Virginia (B.A., 1992;
J.D., 1999). COURSES: Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Evidence, Trial
Advocacy, Criminal Defense Clinic. Email:dpatton @ law.ua.edu
C. POWELL, (Law Professor), born Tuscaloosa, Alabama, January 10, 1969; admitted to bar,
Education: Vanderbilt University (B.A., 1991); University
of Virginia (M.A., 1994); The Universityof Alabama (J.D., 1998). COURSES:Legal Writing. Email:dpowell @ law.ua.edu
LYONS RANDALL, (Law Professor), born 1956; admitted to bar, 1983, New York. Education:
University of North Carolina (B.A., 1978); Columbia (J.D., 1982). COURSES:Insurance, Jurisprudence, Torts. Email:srandall @ law.ua.edu
RENDER, (Law Professor),
admitted to bar, 2001, New York; 2004, District of Columbia.
Education: Boston College (B.A., 1994); Georgetown UniversityLaw Center
(J.D., 1998). COURSES: Civil Rights, Property, Gender and the Law. Email:mrender @ law.ua.edu
M. ROSEN, (Law Professor), born Valley Stream,New York, February 4, 1970;
admitted to bar, 1994, Pennsylvania; 1997,
District of Columbia.
Education: Cornell University (B.S.I.L., 1991); Yale
(J.D., 1994); Universityof London (L.L.M., 1997).
COURSES: International Business Transactions, Business Organizations,
Securities Regulation. Email:krosen
NORMAN J. SINGER, (Law Professor), born Boston,
Massachusetts, August 1, 1938; admitted to
bar, 1964, Massachusetts; 1974, Alabama. Education: Pennsylvania, (B.S., 1960); Boston University
(J.D., 1964); Harvard (S.J.D., 1975). COURSES:Comparative Law, Conflict of Laws, Family Law, Law
&Society, Legislation, Sports Law, Workers‚?? Compensation, Legal
P. STEIN, (Law Professor), born New York, N.Y.,
April 4, 1951; admitted to bar, 1978, District of Columbia;
Education: New College (B.A., 1973); Duke (J.D., 1978). COURSES:Corporate Tax,
Federal Income Taxation I, Labor Law, Law & Literature. Email:nstein @ law.ua.edu
SULLIVAN, (Law Professor), born Dothan, Alabama,
June 27, 1970; admitted to bar, 1996, Alabama.
Education: Huntingdon College (B.A., 1992); The University of Alabama
(M.B.A., 1994; J.D., 1996). COURSES: Legal Writing. Email: gsulliva @ law.ua.edu
VARS, (Law Professor),
born Corvallis, Oregon, February 1, 1973; admitted to bar, 1999, Oregon; 2002,
Illinois; 2002, North Dakota. Education: Princeton
University (A.B., 1995); Yale LawSchool (J.D., 1999). COURSES:
Property, Trusts and Estates. Email:fvars @ law.ua.edu
DEVON WILLIAMS, (Law Professor), admitted to bar, 2004, Alabama. Education: University of Maryland
(B.A., 1992); Universityof Baltimore (J.D.,