Students may use the Law School website to provide complaints to the administration. Initially the complaint is sent to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. That person will relay the complaint to the administrator working most closely with the situation. If the student is still dissatisfied after a response from that administrator, the student may appeal to the Dean. The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs must acknowledge receiving the complaint to the student within 3 working days of receiving the complaint. The administrator involved will have an answer to the student within 10 working days. The student has 10 working days to appeal to the Dean.
The University of Alabama is accredited by the American Bar Association. The ABA standards can be found at http://www.americanbar.org/groups/legal_education/resources/standards.html. Complaints may address any subject, but if the complaint involves the Law School's program of legal education and compliance with the ABA's Accreditation Standards, the complaint must identify the specific Accreditation Standard at issue.
A copy of all complaints and a summary of the resolution of the complaint shall be kept in the office of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for a period of eight years from the date of final resolution of the complaint.