April 28, 2014

Class of 2014 Commencement

Commencement for the Class of 2014 was held May 3 at 5:00 p.m. in Coleman Coliseum ( webcast archive available). The commencement address given by UA Law Dean Emeritus dean  Kenneth C. Randall.

Degree candidates were hooded by Director of Legal Writing Program and Legal Writing Lecturer, Kimberly Boone; Thomas E. Skinner Professor of Law, Bryan Fair; and Bainbridge-Mims Professor of Law, Pamela Pierson.

A reception honoring the 163 graduating students was held immediately following the ceremony on the Camille Wright Cook Plaza in front of the Law School.

April 23, 2014

Professor Morriss’ Published in the Acton Institute’s Weekly Commentary

140313_MW_law_professor_headshots Professor Andrew Morriss’ article, “Christian Environmentalism and the Temptation of Faux Asceticism,” was recently published in the Acton Commentary.

“It is important to clarify the Church’s teaching on asceticism because many voices in the environmental movement encourage a kind of ascetical lifestyle in the name of “ethical consumption.” Orthodox writers on the environment are not immune to the temptation of putting the ascetical tradition of the Church in the service of another agenda. For example, the conclusion of the Inter-Orthodox Conference on Environmental Protection, held in Crete in 1991, states: ‘Humanity needs a simpler way of life, a renewed asceticism, for the sake of creation’.”

Click here to read the full article.

April 23, 2014

UA Law to Co-Host a Free Clinic for Low-Income Residents of Tuscaloosa County

The Law School, along with the Alabama State Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program and the Tuscaloosa County Bar association, will host a free legal clinic for low-income residents of Tuscaloosa County on April 24.  The free clinic will take place at the main branch of the Tuscaloosa Public Library from 3:00-5:30. Click here to read more about the clinic.

April 22, 2014

Professor Albert Lopez Listed in “Top 50 Under 50″ Law Professors

Professor Albert Lopez was recently recognized by Lawyers of Color as one of the “Top 50 Under 50″ law professors making relevant contributions to the legal profession. Click here to read the full Lawyers of Color article.   140412_JH_Law

April 17, 2014

Lean More About Professor Morriss Cayman Island Video Program

“If you listened to American politicians or the media, you’d think this was nothing but some kind of luxurious Caribbean beach filled with scoundrels helping Americans, and American companies, try to evade taxes.” Click below to hear how Caymanian businesses help Americans and to learn more about Professor Andy Morriss’ Learn Liberty Academy Cayman Island video program.

April 15, 2014

Alumnus Robert Bailey (’99) to Host Book Signing

Robert Bailey, class of 1999, will host a book signing for his legal thriller and winner of the Beverly Hills Book Award for Best Legal Thriller, The Professor. The signing will take place Saturday, April 19, at The Locker Room in Tuscaloosa from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Bob Baily Book Signing

April 10, 2014

UA Law Foreclosure Relief Clinic Will Conduct a Free Mortgage Assistance Clinic

The University of Alabama School of Law Clinical Program and Community Service Programs of West Alabama will lead a Mortgage Assistance Clinic Saturday, April 12, at the Tuscaloosa Public Library’s Rotary Room.

The clinic will begin at 12:30 pm.

The organizations will discuss different options available to homeowners who are having difficulties making their monthly house payments. This meeting would benefit various types of borrowers, including: those who are current on a home loan and want to make the loan more affordable; those who are behind on a home loan and fear foreclosure or are currently in foreclosure; and those who have recently experienced a hardship. There will be an opportunity to speak with Clinic and CSP representatives afterward.

The Clinical Program and the Community Service Program offer assistance to individuals in Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, Pickens and Tuscaloosa counties. Assistance is free.

For more information about the Clinical Program, visit its website here, or contact Caryn Roseman (205) 348-4960.

April 3, 2014

Cayman Program Featured in Island News

UA Law’s Offshore Financial Transactions course, taught by Professor Andrew Morriss, was featured in an article by  Click here to read “US law   Morriss140   students learn to dispel island myths.”

March 31, 2014

Hobby Lobby and Religious Rights: Professor Horwitz Weighs In

Last week Professor Paul Horwitz was interviewed by regarding two Supreme Court Cases: Sebelius, Sec. of H&HS v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. and Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Sebelius, Sec. of H&HS. Should corporations be able to opt out of providing free coverage for contraceptive services in their health insurance plans because of the religious beliefs of their owners?

“A major debate in American law, and American society too, is how to balance the conflict between liberty and equality, between universal nondiscrimination and full equal access to public and private services on the one hand, and individual rights of conscientious refusal on the other.”

Click here to read the full article on

March 31, 2014

UA Law Competes at the National Health Care Transactional Competition

Last week the UA Law team of Chris Richard (’14), Art Richey (’14) and Ryan Sprinkle (’14) finished second at The L. Edward Bryant, Jr. National Health Law Transactional Moot Court Competition at Loyola University in Chicago. The team also won the prize for best oral presentation.

Healthcare Team- Richard Richey and Sprinkle

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