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The University of Alabama School of Law

 
 
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By Tim & Renda Carr, September 5, 2010
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Inscription. Founded in 1872 as the first law school in Alabama. Henderson M. Somerville was the first professor and later an Alabama Supreme Court Justice. The first dean was William L. Thorington (1897-1908). The school occupied, in turn, parts of Woods, Manly, Barnard, and Morgan Halls, and all of Farrah Hall, named for Albert J. Farrah, Law Dean, 1913 to 1944. The present Law Center, designed by Edward Durrell Stone, was completed in 1978. In the year 2000, the Law School had graduated more than 8,300 students and was ranked among the Top 50 law schools in the United States.

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The University of Alabama School of Law was accredited by the American Bar Association in 1926 and has been a member of the Association of American Law Schools since 1928. At the beginning of the 21st century, the Law School offers a broad curriculum taught by a well-qualified faculty. High academic and diversity standards have assured an outstanding student body. Student academic achievement is recognized by admission to the Order of the Coif, selection to the staffs of three journals published by the Law School, participation in six moot court competitions, four national trial competitions, and numerous awards. Continuing Legal Education is offered to the licensed bar statewide from this and other locations. Service to the community
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By Tim & Renda Carr, September 5, 2010
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and state is carried out through six law clinics.

One of the Law School’s most celebrated alumni is U.S. Supreme Court Justice Hugo L. Black (Class of 1906), whose home office and personal library, donated by his family, are replicated in the school’s Bounds Law Library. Named for Donald Richard Bounds, Jr. and Russell Hampton Bounds, the library also houses the Howell T. Heflin Conference Room and the John C. Payne Special Collections Room. Graduates include numerous, state and federal judges, seven state governors, nine U.S. Senators, thirty-one U.S. Representatives, and numerous state legislators, academics, leaders of the bar, and corporate executives. Private support is provided by loyal alumni and friends through the Law Alumni Association, the Farrah Law Society, and the Law School Foundation.
 
Location. 33° 12.317′ N, 87° 32.167′ W. Marker is in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in Tuscaloosa County. Marker is on Paul W. Bryant Drive east of 2nd Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker located next to the entrance drive to the Law Center Building #6025. Marker is in this post office area: Tuscaloosa AL 35401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Castle Hill - Daly Bottom Community (within shouting distance of this marker); Sigma Alpha Epsilon
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By Tim & Renda Carr, September 5, 2010
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(approx. 0.4 miles away); Site Of The Stand In The Schoolhouse Door / Foster Auditorium, 1939 (approx. half a mile away); Malone Hood Plaza (approx. half a mile away); Druid City Hospital School Of Nursing (approx. half a mile away); Bryce Hospital (approx. half a mile away); University of Alabama’s Slavery Apology (approx. 0.6 miles away); The President's Mansion (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tuscaloosa.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 8, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,044 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 8, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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