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 2015 Class

Total Applicants (2014-2015): 258
Number accepted to one or more law schools: 231 (89.5%) (National average is 77.6%)
Average GPA: 3.43
Average Highest LSAT of applicants: 155 (0.8 increase from last year’s 154.2)
Undergraduate majors represented: 33

UA Seniors

Number of Applicants: 160
Number accepted to one or more law schools: 152 (95%) (National average is 85.7%)
Average GPA: 3.6
Average Highest LSAT: 156.3

UA graduates matriculated (2015-2016): 205

Number of law schools: 65

Student Matriculation Data (2015-2016)

  • The University of Alabama School of Law: 44
  • Samford University Cumberland School of Law: 33
  • Faulkner University Thomas Jones School of Law: 8
  • The University of Mississippi School of Law: 7
  • Harvard Law School: 5
  • The University of Texas School of Law: 4
  • Vanderbilt Law School: 4
  • Louisiana State University Law Center: 4