Convenience for the Working Adult

Banner - ConvenienceDesigned for the working adult, Birmingham School of Law’s educational program fits the schedules of working individuals with family and other obligations. The weeknight program holds classes Monday – Friday from 6:00 to 8:45 pm, and the Saturday program offers up to four classes, in four separate periods, on Saturday from 9:00 am to 9:15 pm.

Paula Pringle Stokes BSL Class of 2006

Paula Pringle Stokes
BSL Class of 2006

“Even after obtaining a Master’s Degree, I did not feel professionally complete. Yet, there was no way I could end my career to attend a law program. Birmingham School of Law provided the opportunity for me to pursue a Juris Doctor in Law while continuing to excel in my career. What more could an employer want than an attorney who is disciplined enough to maintain a full-time career while also attending law school?” said Paula Pringle Stokes, BSL Class of 2006.

BSL’s Saturday program is attended by students from all areas of Alabama and other nearby states.

Jeremy Cobb BSL Class of 2012

Jeremy Cobb
BSL Class of 2012

“I always wanted to attend law school. With a daughter on the way and a family decision that my wife would end her career to stay home with our children, we decided we would take another leap of faith to pursue law school. A letter in the mail a few weeks later announcing the beginning of a Saturday program at Birmingham School of Law sealed the deal for us,” said Jeremy Cobb, Montgomery resident and BSL Class of 2013.

If you are an out-of-state student, please contact Dean Bushnell (jbushnell@bsol.com) or Dean Garrett (sgarrett@bsol.com) prior to registering to make certain you understand our status as a non-ABA accredited institution and the impact of that status on your ability to practice law in a state other than Alabama. In contrast to ABA-accredited schools, BSL students can continue working while attending law school. A student may a have a full-time job and continue to earn income while earning their

In contrast to ABA-accredited schools, BSL students can continue working while attending law school. A student may a have a full-time job and continue to earn income while earning their law degree. “BSL was founded to provide an opportunity for people already in the workforce to study toward a profession in law,” said Judge Locke Donaldson, BSL board member.

“BSL was founded to provide an opportunity for people already in the workforce to study toward a profession in law,” said Judge Locke Donaldson, BSL board member.

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Alice Lee
BSL Class of 1943

“Also, we have a history of making the school open to any prospective law student. My understanding is that we were the first law school in the state to admit women. One of our first bar-admitted graduates is Alice Lee, sister of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Harper Lee and a partner at Bugg, Barnett & Lee in Monroeville. Mrs. Lee is a BSL Class of 1943 alum,” said Judge Donaldson.

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