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Experience Miles Law School

Law school is unique in many respects from other fields of study. It requires a period of acclimation to a new way of thinking and processing information. Weekly class preparation entails a copious amount of reading assignments and case briefing along with research and writing. This experience is virtually universal for nearly all law students-everywhere. 

Yet, the Miles Law School Experience incorporates all of the traditional aspects of legal studies and adds special character and flavor of its own that separates it from all others. Firstly, by catering to "non-traditional" and socially conscious students, the law school creates an environment of "determined achievers". Secondly, our history as an evening school remains the bedrock of our existence, which guides our present and shapes our future. Thirdly, our faculty members' courtroom-to-classroom teaching enriches student learning.     

While law school commands a serious, focused mind, it is not one dimensional in its purpose.  Miles Law School provides opportunities for leadership and community service through participation in student organizations. The Student Bar Association, the Black Law Students Association and  Delta Theta Phi legal fraternity all solicit and encourage student involvement and activities promoting student camaraderie, altruistic service and civic improvement.  

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Prospective Student

Applicants for admission to the Law School, must have received a baccalaureate degree from an accredited university or college (Before they begin their work in the law school). An official, sealed transcript mailed from each college or university attended must be received by the law school.Each applicant must complete and submit an application form along with a $50.00 non-refundable application fee, United States postal or bank money order should be made payable to Miles Law School, P. O. Box 39150, Birmingham, Alabama 35208. (Cash or personal checks are not accepted)

FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS ARE ADMITTED SUMMER AND FALL SEMESTERS ONLY. TRANSFER STUDENTS ARE ADMITTED ON A CASE-BY-CASE DETERMINATION.
 

Miles Law School offers a four-year course of study, evening classes only. Courses are three  academic hours each beginning at 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.The program is a four (4) year program. A total of ninety (90) hours is required for graduation and the award of the juris doctor (JD) degree.Miles Law School is not approved by the American Bar Association; however, it is accredited by the State of Alabama and graduates are eligible to take the Alabama bar examination. Please click on the "FAQ" link on the website's home page for more information.

Applicants who decline to attend after being admitted must reapply if they wish to be considered for admission in a subsequent year. Applicants are advised that the law school continually reassesses its admission polices and that these policies are subject to change.

Applications and Procedures: The deadline for submitting an application for the summer semester is April 22 and the fall semester is July 26. We suggest applicants to apply as early as possible. Accepted students are strongly encouraged to matriculate during the summer to facilitate the adjustment to the law school curriculum. 

Applicants who apply for admission must comply with the following procedures:

  • Complete a current application, including a signed personal statement.
  • Pay the non-refundable $50.00 application fee in the form of a bank or United States postal money order or a cashier's check, payable to Miles Law School at P.O. Box 39150, Birmingham Alabama 35208.
  • Submit at least one, but no more than two letters of recommendation from people familiar with the applicant's qualifications for the study of law. 

Miles Law School admits students regardless of race, color, gender, religion, national or ethnic origin.

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Academics

The program of legal education centers on a challenging, rigorous course of study emphasizing problem solving skills through critical thinking and analysis. The objective is to give a proper foundation for the ultimate practice of law and to afford the student with an adequate number of basic courses and electives to provide a well-rounded legal education.

From the first-year course of Introduction to Law and Legal Reasoning to the final-year Lawyering Skills, students will engage in and learn from in-depth discussion, discourse and debate examining legal precepts and principles of jurisprudence known as black letter law.

Instruction focuses on analysis of appellate cases, the traditional source of legal studies. Professors  employ various pedagogical techniques ranging from Socratic disquisition, to lecture, to small group discussions.

Mid-term and final examinations are given, covering the material previously presented, to evaluate the student's grasp of the subject matter as well as to give students an early opportunity for gauging their own progress. Additionally, some instructors may give random quizzes as a means to reinforce students' comprehension of the course materials.

Miles Law School requires students to maintain a grade point average of 2.0 ("C") for all course work. Students who do not have an overall GPA of 2.0 or better at the end of any semester are automatically placed on academic probation. At the end of the probationary period, the student must have attained a 2.0 GPA or be dismissed from the law school.

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Location

The Law School is located on the historic campus of Miles College in Fairfield, Alabama, within easy access of all major interstates serving the Birmingham metropolitan area.  The academic setting provides the solitude conducive for scholarly endeavors.

Students have access to the school's wireless system to connect to the internet or to the legal research database.

 

MILES LAW SCHOOL

P.O. Box 39150

Birmingham, AL 35208

Phone: 205-923-7739

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Faculty

Aside from bricks and mortar, the true foundation of a law school rests squarely on the reputation of its faculty. Miles Law School is privileged to have preeminently qualified instructors; some of whom are successful alumni. The vast majority are practicing attorneys in the private and public sectors. Blending the academic and professional worlds with their theoretical knowledge and practical experience adds another dimension to classroom instruction. The common denominator is their genuine commitment to the training of legal minds.

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