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Schools Offering Law Programs in Alabama


Approximately 1.5% of graduates in of Alabama receive law degrees every year. That means an estimated 2,128 law professionals graduate from Alabama's 42 law schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Alabama with a law program is Judson College, which is located in Marion. In 2010, it was ranked 48th nationwide. 8 students graduated with a degree in law from Judson College in 2010. Judson College charged in-state students $13,900 in tuition fees per year.

The second-ranked school in Alabama that has a law program is The University of Alabama. The University of Alabama, which was ranked 60th in the country in 2010, is located in Tuscaloosa. In 2010, 275 students graduated from The University of Alabama law program. The tuition rate at The University of Alabama was $7,900 per year.

Samford University, which was ranked 60th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Alabama that has a law program. It is located in Birmingham. In 2010, 157 students graduated from Samford University law program. The tuition rate at Samford University was $21,942 per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Alabama law school, average tuition will be $7,782 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $3,052 per year to $21,942 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Alabama law schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Samford University - located in Birmingham, students are charged $21,942 per year
  2. ITT Technical Institute-Bessemer - located in Bessemer, students are charged $18,048 per year
  3. ITT Technical Institute_Madison - located in Madison, students are charged $18,048 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Alabama law schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Enterprise State Community College - located in Enterprise, students are charged $3,052 per year
  2. Central Alabama Community College - located in Alexander City, students are charged $3,270 per year
  3. Shelton State Community College - located in Tuscaloosa, students are charged $3,270 per year

A law degree from an Alabama school... what next?

Many Alabama law graduates become a law clerk, administrative judge, police officer, court clerk, and paralegal. If you decide to work as a law professional in Alabama, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 27,490 Alabama law professional as of 2010. This number includes 5,150 lawyers, 190 law clerks, and 130 administrative judges. The following counties have the largest number of Alabama law professionals:

  1. Bibb County - 8,940 law professionals
  2. Autauga County - 2,940 law professionals
  3. Mobile County - 2,480 law professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of law professionals in Alabama will grow by 10%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 33,190 law professionals working in Alabama. The greatest growth for law professional is predicted to be amongst Probation Officers, who are expected to increase by 19% by 2018.

Salary

law professionals in Alabama earn $55,442 per year on average. However, this number is only an average. Law professional in Alabama had varying salaries from $16,920 to $164,050 per year in 2010. Law professionals in the following Alabama counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Mobile County - $71,460 per year
  2. Bibb County - $67,892 per year
  3. Geneva County - $58,436 per year

The Alabama counties with the lowest average salary for law professionals are:

  1. Colbert County - $31,965 per year
  2. Bullock County - $37,628 per year
  3. Cullman County - $39,842 per year

On average, the highest paid law professionals in Alabama were:

  1. Lawyer - $120,190 per year
  2. Administrative Judge - $113,610 per year
  3. Judge - $62,990 per year

On average, the lowest paid law professionals in Alabama were:

  1. Law Clerk - $32,790 per year
  2. Court Clerk - $28,940 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Alabama statistics regarding a career in law and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as forensic accounting or public administration.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Law in Alabama
  • Bachelor's Degree in Law in Alabama
  • Master's Degree in Law in Alabama
  • Doctoral Degree in Law in Alabama
  • Certificate in Law in Alabama

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,012 miles from location Community College of the Air Force Montgomery AL 0.0 n/a n/a
6,035 miles from location Strayer Alabama Birmingham AL n/a n/a n/a
5,987 miles from location Troy University Troy AL 29.8792 73% 29,328
6,083 miles from location The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa AL 39.7481 46% 28,699
6,040 miles from location University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham AL 27.7966 41% 16,874
6,116 miles from location University of South Alabama Mobile AL 26.3802 51% 14,522
6,080 miles from location Columbia Southern University Orange Beach AL 9.16962 n/a 13,321
6,051 miles from location John C Calhoun State Community College Tanner AL 9.72355 n/a 11,212
5,981 miles from location Jacksonville State University Jacksonville AL 24.1544 49% 9,351
6,035 miles from location Jefferson State Community College Birmingham AL 7.88929 n/a 8,581
6,086 miles from location University of North Alabama Florence AL 26.2693 54% 7,194
6,042 miles from location Virginia College-Birmingham Birmingham AL 27.3402 100% 7,060
5,995 miles from location Gadsden State Community College Gadsden AL 17.7292 n/a 6,917
6,040 miles from location George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville Hanceville AL 24.8428 n/a 6,311
6,084 miles from location Shelton State Community College Tuscaloosa AL 7.95344 n/a 5,808
6,001 miles from location Auburn University at Montgomery Montgomery AL 21.7218 65% 5,567
6,009 miles from location Alabama State University Montgomery AL 19.3684 35% 5,564
6,040 miles from location Samford University Birmingham AL 33.7139 38% 4,658
5,957 miles from location George C Wallace Community College-Dothan Dothan AL 12.4472 n/a 4,653
6,055 miles from location Bevill State Community College Jasper AL 14.0469 n/a 4,554
6,093 miles from location Northwest Shoals Community College-Muscle Shoals Muscle Shoals AL 15.3568 n/a 4,520
6,093 miles from location James H Faulkner State Community College Bay Minette AL 14.4825 n/a 4,355
6,045 miles from location Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus Birmingham AL 15.7035 n/a 4,353
6,053 miles from location Athens State University Athens AL 1.14105 n/a 3,511
5,988 miles from location Northeast Alabama Community College Rainsville AL 19.7256 n/a 3,370
6,004 miles from location Faulkner University Montgomery AL 20.5093 43% 3,272
5,977 miles from location Enterprise State Community College Enterprise AL 16.5008 n/a 2,833
5,990 miles from location Central Alabama Community College Alexander City AL 11.6004 n/a 2,441
6,051 miles from location George C Wallace State Community College-Selma Selma AL 12.8749 n/a 1,938
5,935 miles from location Chattahoochee Valley Community College Phenix City AL 9.50663 n/a 1,902
6,047 miles from location Miles College Fairfield AL 12.7338 n/a 1,791
6,047 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Bessemer Bessemer AL 18.005 100% 1,159
6,032 miles from location Virginia College-Huntsville Huntsville AL 25.0555 100% 934
6,113 miles from location Virginia College-Mobile Mobile AL 31.6102 n/a 737
6,004 miles from location South University-Montgomery Montgomery AL 19.1957 74% 661
6,114 miles from location Remington College-Mobile Campus Mobile AL 21.0222 23% 555
6,042 miles from location Herzing University Birmingham AL 20.2327 64% 425
0 miles from location ITT Technical Institute_Madison Madison AL 9.54713 100% 388
6,033 miles from location University of Phoenix-Birmingham Campus Birmingham AL 3.34677 n/a 341
6,069 miles from location Judson College Marion AL 51.7866 31% 313
6,113 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Mobile Mobile AL 11.8288 100% 298
6,001 miles from location Prince Institute of Professional Studies Inc Montgomery AL 11.7275 n/a 63
 

Curious what studying Law gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Alabama

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers + 11,330 $39,700 14.8%
2
Lawyers + 5,150 $120,190 -11.4%
3
Legal Secretaries + 3,410 $35,130 -17.0%
4
Paralegals and Legal Assistants + 2,360 $45,020 24.9%
5
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks + 2,160 $28,940 81.5%
6
Detectives and Criminal Investigators + 1,120 $59,360 13.1%
7
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists + 840 $43,730 47.4%
8
Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates + 530 $62,990 3.9%
9
Fish and Game Wardens + 220 $47,870
10
Judicial Law Clerks + 190 $32,790
11
Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers + 130 $113,610 18.2%
12
Bailiffs + 50 $35,970 0.0%
 

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