Dear Alumni,

Did you know that the Office of Pre-Law Advising still provides law school application advising for gap year students? We know that many undergraduates choose to take at least a gap year for a variety of reasons, and we want you to know that we are still here to support your goal of attending law school. We are happy to discuss the steps involved in the law school application timeline, review and provide feedback for your personal statement and resume, provide guidance for LSAT preparation, and answer any other questions or concerns you may have about about the process. In addition to advising, we also invite you to attend any of our student events, such as Law School Fair, Pre-Law Week, on-campus interviews, and more. Please reach out to us at any time so we can help you submit the strongest application possible when you are ready to take the next step: Our Contact Information

Crimson Counsel

Do you want to be a mentor for our pre-law students? Consider participating in the Crimson Counsel program!


About the Crimson Counsel

Since 2016, the Office of Pre-Law Advising invites University of Alabama alumni who are currently enrolled in law schools from around the country to participate in the Crimson Counsel mentor program. This year, for the 2022-2023 admissions cycle, 63 alumni and 82 undergraduates are participating in the program – our largest group yet!


What is the Crimson Counsel program?

We pair UA alumni who are enrolled in law school or recently graduated from law school with current seniors to help bridge a connection between the experiences of students who successfully gained admission into a law school to help mentor students through the rigor of the law school application process. Often, alumni can provide insight for preparing for law school interviews, the 1L year, professional development, and life as a law school student in different parts of the country that can be valuable for our students. We know that your time is precious, so we provide guidelines for when and how our students may contact you throughout the semester. We will reach out to our current contact list around August to setup the pairings no later than Labor Day. If you would like to participate in the program, please email Brandon Wingler ( or LeeAnn Mathews (


Feedback from our current students:

“Virginia provided much appreciated feedback towards drafting my personal statement, and additional essays. She was also helpful in providing navigation through the general application process. Most critically, she has been very supportive and assuring through the application process. It is easy to fixate on parts of the application to the point of self detriment. Virginia has been helpful in providing a source of empathy in relating to the application process which has been helpful by reducing stress in submitting applications.”

“She was very open in sharing her experience about her journey to get to law school. It made her more relatable, which allowed me to be more comfortable.”

“My mentor gave me a lot of insight about Alabama’s Law School and helped review my personal statement.”

If you are a current or former Crimson Counsel participant, join the LinkedIn group to network with other Crimson Counsel mentors and mentees: Crimson Counsel on LinkedIn


Where do our alumni go for law school?

Top law schools for our matriculated 2020 class: 

  1. University of Alabama Law (48)
  2. Samford University – Cumberland School of Law (33)
  3. Faulkner University – Thomas Jones School of Law (6)
  4. Emory University (5)
  5. Georgia State University (5)
  6. Charleston School of Law (5)
  7. George Washington University (5)
  8. Indiana University Bloomington (5)
  9. Tulane University (5)
  10. University of Virginia (5)