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Miles Law School is a law school located in Birmingham, Alabama. It is independent of Miles College.

Miles Law School
EstablishedAugust 26, 1974 (1974-08-26)
DeanJ. Richet Pearson[1]
LocationBirmingham, Alabama, U.S.
33°28′53.13″N 86°54′31.9″W / 33.4814250°N 86.908861°W / 33.4814250; -86.908861Coordinates: 33°28′53.13″N 86°54′31.9″W / 33.4814250°N 86.908861°W / 33.4814250; -86.908861
Bar pass rate0% (July 2017 first timers), 11% (July 2017 repeats) [2]

Miles Law School was founded on August 26, 1974. Among the founders were Bishop C. A. Kirkendoll of the C.M.E. Church, Dr. W. Clyde Williams, former president of Miles College, former Alabama Judge and state Senator J. Richmond Pearson, and Morris Dees, founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center.


Program of StudyEdit

The school offers a four-year part-time evening program. Graduates of the law school receive the Juris Doctor.

In July 2017, Miles Law School's passage rate for the Alabama Bar Exam was 0% for first timers and 11.1% for repeats.[3] In February 2018, Miles Law School's passage rate for the Alabama State Bar exam again rang in at 0% for first time exam takers but increased to 12.5% for repeat takers. [4]


Miles Law School is not accredited by the American Bar Association.[5] It is one of two unaccredited law schools in Alabama, the other being the Birmingham School of Law.[6]

Miles Law graduates are however eligible to take the Alabama Bar Exam pursuant to the authority granted by the Alabama Legislature and the Alabama Supreme Court.[7]

Notable alumniEdit


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