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Birmingham School of Law
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Established1915
School type Private
DeanJames J. Bushnell, Jr. [1]
Location Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.
33°30′57″N 86°48′23″W / 33.51597°N 86.80641°W / 33.51597; -86.80641
BIRMINGHAM SCHOOL OF LAW Latitude and Longitude:

33°30′57″N 86°48′23″W / 33.51597°N 86.80641°W / 33.51597; -86.80641
Enrollment400
Bar pass rate18% (July 2017 first time takers) [2]
Website www.bsol.com

The Birmingham School of Law is a state-accredited law school located in Birmingham, Alabama. [3] Founded in 1915 by Judge Hugh A. Locke, a judge of the Chancery Court and president of the Birmingham Bar Association, the Birmingham School of Law offers a part-time program of study in which graduates receive the Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree. Birmingham School of Law is not accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA), and has not sought to obtain this accreditation. [4]

Program of study

The school is located at 231 22nd Street South, Birmingham, AL 35233. Birmingham School of Law has renovated an historical building into an educational facility. The school consists of an auditorium; mock courtroom; legal library; computer lab; and multimedia classrooms. In the past, classes were held at Birmingham-Southern College, the Birmingham YMCA, the historic Frank Nelson Building in downtown Birmingham, and the Jefferson County Courthouse. Birmingham School of Law is a 4-year law school.

Associations

Accreditation and Bar Exam Performance

Graduates are eligible to take the Alabama Bar Exam pursuant to the authority granted by the Alabama Legislature and the Alabama Supreme Court. [5] At the February 2018 sitting of the Alabama bar exam, 34% of Birmingham School of Law's first-time takers passed, compared to 58.7% for the state as a whole. [6] The Birmingham School of Law is not accredited by the American Bar Association, nor is the school seeking accreditation. [7] [8]

Notable alumni

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-08. Retrieved 2009-12-16.
  2. ^ https://www.alabar.org/assets/uploads/2017/09/July2017-Combined-Statistics.pdf
  3. ^ http://www.alabar.org
  4. ^ http://www.bsol.com/prospective-students/accreditation/
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-03-16. Retrieved 2009-11-26.
  6. ^ https://www.alabar.org/assets/uploads/2017/09/July2017-Combined-Statistics.pdf
  7. ^ http://www.abanet.org/
  8. ^ http://www.bsol.com
  9. ^ "Clarence W. Allgood". Biographical Directory of Federal Judges. Retrieved 13 December 2012.
  10. ^ "James D. Martin". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 13 December 2012.
  11. ^ "Mike D. Rogers". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 13 December 2012.

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