What Is Pre-Law?

The pre-law program at The University of Alabama is designed to provide information, resources and opportunities to give students potentially interested in law school an accurate perception of both law school and the legal field.

Pre-Law is not a major or a minor at Alabama, and there are no required courses one must take in order to attend law school.

First and foremost, the purpose of the pre-law program is to help students decide if law school is truly the right path for them. When that decision is made, we provide assistance, resources, and advice throughout the application process to help maximize your chances for success.


By the Numbers 2016 Class

Total Applicants (2015-2016): 278
Number accepted to one or more law schools: 249 (89.5%) (National average is 77.2%)
Average GPA: 3.44
Average Highest LSAT of applicants: 155
Undergraduate majors represented: 33

UA Seniors

Number of Applicants: 174
Number accepted to one or more law schools: 162 (93.1%) (National average is 86.7%)
Average GPA: 3.56
Average Highest LSAT: 155.5

UA graduates matriculated (2015-2016): 221

Number of law schools: 78

  • 105 UA graduates matriculated to top 50 US News and World Report Law Schools.
  • 17 UA graduates matriculated to top 14 US News and World Report Law Schools.

Student Matriculation Data (2015-2016)

Enrollees
The University of Alabama School of Law 41
Samford University Cumberland School of Law 19
Faulkner University Thomas Jones School of Law 13
Vanderbilt Law School 11
Tulane University Law School 5
The Florida State University College of Law 4
University of Georgia School of Law 4
George Washington University Law School 4
Harvard Law School 4
University of Kentucky College of Law 4
Mercer University School of Law 4
The University of Mississippi School of Law 4
Michigan State University College of Law 4
University of South Carolina School of Law 4
University of Virginia School of Law 4