The Pre-Law Program at UAB is intended to help students interested in attending law
school and pursuing a career in the legal profession to achieve those goals by
providing them with pre-law advising; an opportunity to pursue an academic minor that
exposes them to the substantive study of the law; an opportunity to participate in
experiential learning through internships with local law firms and the University’s Mock
Trial Team; and an opportunity to participate in the undergraduate Pre-Law Society,
an extracurricular student organization dedicated to serving undergraduate students with
a pre-law interest by sponsoring activities throughout the year, including the annual Pre-
Law Forum. Scholarships are also available for qualified students.
The Pre-Law Program is overseen by a Program Director and supported by faculty members in the Departments of Justice Sciences, Government and Public Affairs, and Philosophy, and by members of the Birmingham Bar Association who give of their time and talent including guest lecturing in various law and law-related classes; overseeing programmatic fundraising and scholarship development; and providing students with internship opportunities in various settings.
Legal Affairs Minor
Mock Trial Team
Visit the UAB Mock Trial Team website by clicking here.
A further aspect of the experiential learning component of the Pre-Law Program is the
opportunity for students to pursue internships with local law firms, judges’ offices, or
corporate legal departments. Complete information on these opportunities is available
The student-run Pre-Law Society, hosted by the Department of Government and Public
Affairs, is an extracurricular opportunity for students to participate in law-related activities,
including the annual Pre-Law Forum at which representatives from dozens of law schools
are available to discuss law school admissions. For more information on the UAB Pre-Law