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Fast Facts for Lawyers in Alabama

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Montgomery, Birmingham and Mobile
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Decatur, Anniston and Huntsville
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Birmingham, Montgomery and Mobile

Salaries for Lawyers in Alabama

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Dothan, Birmingham and Gadsden

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  • Master of Arts in Law - Non-Profit Management
  • Master of Arts in Law - National Security
  • J.D. Part-Time
  • Bachelor’s programs options include Law & National Security, Paralegal Studies, and Government.
  • Regent University School of Law’s faculty was recognized among the Top 10 Faculty in the nation by The Princeton Review in 2013, 2014, and 2015.
  • Law & legal studies programs are fully approved by the American Bar Association (ABA).
  • Regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
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  • Paralegal Studies (AS)
  • Available programs include B.S. and M.S. in Criminal Justice, B.S. in Legal Studies, and A.S. in Paralegal Studies.
  • Accreditation for the Legal Studies and Paralegal Studies programs by the American Bar Association (ABA) at select campuses.
  • Criminal Justice and Legal Studies programs are available at many of the 11 campus locations across the United States.
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Montgomery
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  • BS in Legal Support and Services - Paralegal Concentration
  • BS in Legal Support and Services
  • MS in Legal Studies
  • Programs range from Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies, to Master of Public Administration, and more.
  • One of the largest providers of online legal studies in the U.S.
  • Students can enroll in internship courses that provide real-world experience in local law offices.
  • Programs designed to keep students updated on the most recent changes to legal practices.
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  • Paralegal - Associate of Occupational Science
  • Committed to excellence in education since 1916 with a rich history of helping students find successful careers.
  • Offers more than 50 programs including criminal justice, technology, business, and more.
  • Its fully-accredited campuses offer day, evening, and online classes.
  • Provides tutoring at no additional charge to assist during stressful times.
  • Revises curriculum continually to keep pace with improvements in technology and the increasing needs of business and industry.
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Columbus
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  • Jurisprudence with concentration in Legal Studies (Bachelor of Science) - Online
  • Legal Studies - Homeland Security (Master of Science) - Online
  • Legal Studies - Law & Public Policy (Master of Science) - Online
  • For the 12th consecutive year, Cal U was named one for the best schools in the Northeast by The Princeton Review 
  • Recognized by the U.S. News and World Report for: Best Online Programs, Bachelor’s 2017, Best Online Programs, Grad Education 2017 and Best Online Programs, Bachelor’s for Veterans 2017
  • Quality Online courses at Cal U have the same objectives, content and learning outcomes as campus-based programs and are taught by the same expert professors.
  • Offers private school amenities at a public school cost. Student-to-teacher ratio of 20:1
  • CAL U online programs complete an annual assessment of student learning to ensure outcomes are focused on your success in career entry, advancement or enhancement!
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  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice
  • Ranked among the 2015 Best National Universities by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Designated as a Military Friendly School every year since 2012 by Victory Media.
  • Offers credit for prior learning and experience through assessment tests.
  • Provides a short term Leadership Certification program in partnership with EQUIP®.
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA).
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  • MS in Criminal Justice - General Track
  • MS in Criminal Justice - Behavior Management Track
  • Post-master's Certificate in Criminal Justice - Behavior Analysis

Founded by the Society of Jesus in 1851, Saint Joseph's University (SJU) has been developing the minds and abilities of men and women in a challenging academic environment steeped in the enriching Jesuit tradition of cura personalis (care of the entire person). The strong liberal arts foundation promotes an environment of open-minded investigation and debate and attends to developing students beyond their academic accomplishments, while maintaining high academic standards. The University strives to be recognized as the preeminent Catholic comprehensive university in the Northeast.

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  • Criminal Justice (BS) (Online)
  • Designated as a 2015 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, publishers of G.I. Jobs®.
  • Each program is designed to instill the knowledge, ethical values, and interpersonal skills of professional practice and to foster values of social responsibility.
  • Offers several flexible learning options, including a blended format that combines campus and online learning.
  • Several scholarship opportunities are available for students who qualify.
  • Features a competency-based MBA program that allows students to test out of subjects based on prior professional experience.
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  • Master of Arts in Criminal Justice
  • Allows students to transfer credits from non-U.S. colleges and universities after evaluation.
  • Has students attend one class at a time to ensure easy access to faculty and a more hands-on education.
  • Its main campus is located in Fort Lauderdale, with campuses located throughout the State of Florida and internationally. 
  • Provides a Department of Student Services and Resources that assists students with résumé preparation, interviewing skills coaching, mock interviewing, professional development workshops, and more.
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  • Criminal Justice - D.B.A.
  • Homeland Security Leadership & Policy - D.B.A.
  • MS Organizational Leadership - Criminal Justice
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor's Programs in 2014 by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Implements a one-to-one teaching model, partnering one student with one faculty member in each course.
  • 100% of faculty members hold doctoral degrees.
  • No physical residency requirements, allowing students to pursue their degree online.
  • Committed to innovation, diversity, excellence, and accountability since its founding in 1996.
  • Offers several programs in business, education, psychology, and more.

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2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Montgomery
Masters & First Professional
2,918
Birmingham
Doctorate & First Professional
4,485
Tuscaloosa
Doctorate & First Professional
25,544

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Lawyers

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Alabama. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Lawyers

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Lawyers relative to the population of the city. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Auburn 70 $68,330
Opelika 70 $68,330
Anniston 50 $56,550
Oxford 50 $56,550
Jacksonville 50 $56,550
Huntsville 450 $104,940
Daphne 190 $56,890
Fairhope 190 $56,890
Foley 190 $56,890
Decatur 50 $71,710
Dothan 110 $97,240
Birmingham 2240 $116,880
Hoover 2240 $116,880
Florence 60 $78,400
Muscle Shoals 60 $78,400
Mobile 600 $113,010
Montgomery 980 $105,530
Tuscaloosa 210 $63,220

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