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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.


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.


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

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