2015 marks the 100th anniversary of Birmingham School of Law and Judge Hugh Locke’s vision of providing a affordable quality legal educations for all. BSL began in 1915 in Judge Locke’s offices where he tutored young men in the law to help them pass the Alabama state bar exam. The school continued to evolve and grow throughout the years always focusing on accessibility to all interested individuals passionate to understand and learn the law.
With the expansion into Birmingham School of Law’s own state-of-the-art facility, the school has continued this mission for future generations. BSL’s current enrollment is approximately 386 students but for the fall 2015 semester more than 170 new student applications have been submitted. This is the largest potential enrollment in years.
The 100th anniversary began the year with a reuniting of alumni from all graduate years and walks of life in January, which included Judges, legislators, well-known attorneys and successful business executives. In May, BSL celebrated the magic 100th year with a spectacular Graduate Banquet and Graduation Ceremony in May, featuring alumni Congressman Mike Rogers and Judge Locke Donaldson as guest speakers.
Throughout 2015, BSL will be celebrating this accomplishment with special events to highlight this landmark event of 100 years of tradition to our community.