Alumni Spotlight – Kirby Farris

Kirby Farris always wanted to be a lawyer. Growing up in rural Winston County, Alabama, he never thought his dream could come true. After graduating from the University of North Alabama, he realized he couldn’t afford to attend a traditional law school. “Fortunately, the clerk of the courts in Winston County told me about Birmingham […]

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Faculty Spotlight – John Robbins

John Robbins has been a practicing criminal defense attorney since 1987 and owns his own law firm. “Each day, I provide effective representation to clients whether they have a traffic ticket or are charged with capital murder,” he says. Robbins graduated from Cumberland Law School in Birmingham and has been teaching at Birmingham School of […]

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Faculty Spotlight – Jacquelyn Wesson

Birmingham School of Law alumna Jacquelyn Wesson has been teaching at Birmingham School of Law since 2005. Former Dean Ginger Tomlin encouraged her to give teaching a try. “I could not be more appreciative of her having this confidence in me. Teaching law has been remarkably rewarding,” Wesson says. Wesson is continuously amazed at the […]

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Alumni Feature – Deborah Grimes

Birmingham School of Law alumna Deborah Grimes has been named one of the most influential women in corporate America for 2019 by Savoy Magazine. Grimes currently serves as UAB Health System’s chief diversity officer and received a Juris Doctor degree from BSL. She also earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from UAB and a master’s […]

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Alumni Spotlight – Rick Clementz

After graduating from college, Rick Clementz was working as an engineer. Eventually, he decided he wanted to advance his career but knew he couldn’t quit his job to go back to school. He was considering his options when he discovered that Birmingham School of Law (BSL) offered an opportunity for a Juris Doctorate degree during evenings and […]

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