Honors Admissions Program
For the first-year law class beginning in Fall 2014, the Law School will be offering a streamlined application process for select resident senior students (or graduates) in good standing in the Honors College at The University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa), in the Honors College at Auburn University, and at Birmingham-Southern College. The streamlined application process normally will result in an admission decision within 24 hours of the Law School’s receipt of the completed application (including the LSAC Credential Assembly Service Report, resume, and letter of good standing if applicable). A personal statement and letters of recommendation are not required. The criteria for this Honors Admissions Program are as follows:
- Student (or graduate) in good standing at The University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa) Honors College, Auburn University Honors College, or Birmingham-Southern College
- Resident of Alabama
- LSAC Credential Assembly Service Report
- Cumulative grade point average of at least 3.9 (according to LSAC Credential Assembly Service report)
- Completed Honors Admissions Program application
- LSAT score *
Conditions of the Honors Admissions Program are subject to change.
* This program is an expansion of a pilot Honors Program formerly applicable to select students in the Honors College at The University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa). One feature of the former pilot Honors Program was waiver of the requirement that the student take the LSAT. The Law School instead required a minimum ACT or SAT score. The waiver of the requirement of an LSAT score was subject to approval by the American Bar Association (ABA). The ABA approved the pilot program for a five-year period, which has now expired. The chart below sets out the application and admission profiles of the Honors Program applicants and admitted students for the Classes of 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.
The Law School has applied for renewal of this approval and for its expansion to eligible Auburn University Honors College and Birmingham-Southern students. The Law School expects a formal decision by the ABA within the next few months. Pending the ABA decision, the Law School cannot waive the LSAT requirement for any applicant for the 2013-14 school year. When the ABA issues its decision, the Law School will report on this website whether the Law School will continue to require an LSAT score for Honors Program applicants or whether it instead will require a minimum ACT or SAT score. Even if the ABA approves the Law School’s request and permits Honors Program applicants to forego taking the LSAT for purposes of applying to The University of Alabama School of Law, an LSAT score may be necessary for the applicant to apply to another law school as an incoming first year or to apply to transfer to another law school after the first year.
If you have any questions, please contact the Admissions Office at email@example.com, or (205)348-5440.
Applicant Admission Profiles
|Application||Admitted||Mean ACT Admitted||Mean SAT Admitted||Mean UGPA Admitted|
|Class of 2012||40||40||29||1340||3.9|
|Class of 2013||40||39||30||1370||3.9|
|Class of 2014||53||53||29||1276||3.91|
|Class of 2015||36||35||29||1257||3.95|
|Class of 2016||25||24||30||1302||3.94|