Birmingham School of Law

Birmingham School of Law
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Established1915
School typePrivate
DeanS. Scott Garrett [1]
LocationBirmingham, Alabama, U.S.
33°30′57″N 86°48′23″W / 33.51597°N 86.80641°W / 33.51597; -86.80641Coordinates: 33°30′57″N 86°48′23″W / 33.51597°N 86.80641°W / 33.51597; -86.80641
Enrollment400
Bar pass rate70.6% (July 2020 first-time takers)[2]
Websitewww.bsol.com

The Birmingham School of Law is a state-accredited law school located in Birmingham, Alabama.[3] Founded in 1915 by Judge Hugh A. Locke, a judge of the Chancery Court and president of the Birmingham Bar Association, the Birmingham School of Law offers a part-time program of study in which graduates receive the Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree.

Program of Study

The school is located in downtown Birmingham. Birmingham School of Law has renovated an historical building into an educational facility. The school consists of an auditorium, mock courtroom, legal library, computer lab, and multimedia classrooms. In the past, classes were held at Birmingham-Southern College, the Birmingham YMCA, the historic Frank Nelson Building in downtown Birmingham, and the Jefferson County Courthouse. Birmingham School of Law is a 4-year law school.

Associations

Accreditation and Bar Exam Performance

Graduates are eligible to take the Alabama Bar Exam pursuant to the authority granted by the Alabama Legislature and the Alabama Supreme Court.[4] At the July 2020 sitting of the Alabama bar exam, 70.6% of Birmingham School of Law's first-time takers passed, compared to 87.7% for the state as a whole.[5] The Birmingham School of Law is not accredited by the American Bar Association, nor is the school seeking accreditation.[6][7]

Notable alumni

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-08. Retrieved 2009-12-16.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ https://admissions.alabar.org/july-2020-combined-stats[bare URL PDF]
  3. ^ "Home". alabar.org.
  4. ^ "Section 34-3-2.1". Archived from the original on 2010-03-16. Retrieved 2009-11-26.
  5. ^ "Alabama State Bar - July 202020 Bar Exam Statistics". Retrieved October 14, 2020.
  6. ^ "Home". abanet.org.
  7. ^ "Home". bsol.com.
  8. ^ "Clarence W. Allgood". Biographical Directory of Federal Judges. Retrieved 13 December 2012.
  9. ^ "James D. Martin". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 13 December 2012.
  10. ^ "Mike D. Rogers". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 13 December 2012.
  11. ^ "Alabama State Bar Exam Statistics".

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