There are many factors that can contribute to why some people postpone law school or feel it’s out of reach. Birmingham School of Law (BSOL) offers an alternative route to earning a law degree through affordable and accessible night and weekend classes in Birmingham—and now our Huntsville pilot program! This new pilot program aims to enable even more people to earn their Juris Doctorate from Birmingham School of Law by offering classes in a new location that may be closer to them. Keep reading to learn more, including how to enroll!

What Is the Huntsville Pilot Program?

Students who wish to enroll at BSOL now have the opportunity to attend in-person classes at our new Huntsville pilot program. These classes will meet Monday–Wednesday, 6 p.m.–8:45 p.m. Students are only in Huntsville for the first two terms and must attend classes in Birmingham after the first two terms. Due to limited seating, we encourage interested students to view our application requirements and enroll as soon as possible for the Fall 2024 term. The deadline for enrollment is July 1, 2024.

How to Enroll & Application Requirements

  1. All applicants must have been awarded their bachelor’s degree prior to attending law school classes. The degree must be awarded from a college or university that, at the time of the applicant’s graduation, appeared on the approved list of any U.S. standard regional or national accrediting agency or association certified by the U.S. Department of Education.
  2. Submission of the online application form. It is within our normal application to apply to the Huntsville pilot program.
  3. Submission of the online non-refundable application fee ($50) when you submit your online application. Your application is not processed until your application fee is received. 
  4. Submission of original copies of all certified official undergraduate (including junior college), graduate, and law school transcripts to:

Kerri Stone, Registrar

Birmingham School of Law

231 22nd Street South

Birmingham, AL 35233

(205) 322-6122

(205) 322 2822 (fax)

  1. Other required documentation:
  1. Two letters of recommendation
  2. Detailed work history
  3. Personal statement

Birmingham School of Law does not require an LSAT score as part of the application unless your degree is from a country foreign to the United States.

Application Deadline

The Huntsville pilot program is only available for students starting in the Fall semester, and the application deadline is July 1.

Why Attend Birmingham School of Law?

The traditional route to law school isn’t for everyone, but that doesn’t put it out of reach. Birmingham School of Law was established in 1915 to serve men and women who desired to pursue a law degree but didn’t have the means to do so. Fast forward over a hundred years later, and our commitment to excellence and high-quality legal education has produced prominent alumni such as Alexander Shunnarah and Richard Shelby. But what else makes BSOL the right place for you?

Accessible and Affordable

Whether you’re years into your career, with a family, or a young adult with a limited income, there are many factors that can contribute to the traditional law school route being too inconvenient. BSOL puts the Juris Doctorate degree you need within reach—despite other personal and professional commitments—with affordable tuition rates and two locations to attend classes.

Convenient Class Schedules

Many of our students either have a full-time career, a family to take care of, or both! BSOL enables students to pursue their legal education while managing other responsibilities with night and weekend courses year-round. Attend classes in Birmingham Monday–Friday 6 p.m.–8:45 p.m. or all day Saturdays from 9 a.m.–6:15 p.m. or in Huntsville Monday–Wednesday 6 p.m.–8:45 p.m only starting in the Fall and only for the first two terms of the program.

Quality, Legacy, & Community

Birmingham School of Law has consistently provided high-quality legal education through practicing attorneys and judges for over a century. Our faculty and staff provide practical expertise that bridges the gap between theory and application, enhances our students’ understanding of the legal profession, and equips our students to practice law in the real world. Furthermore, our students experience a special sense of community support due to the unique educational experience they share.

Enroll at BSOL for the Fall Semester

Still have questions? No problem! Contact us via phone or submit a contact form to receive even more details on enrolling for the fall semester at our Huntsville pilot program. You can also check out our FAQ page for answers to our most common inquiries, including how to schedule a visit. We look forward to hearing from you!