Susan B. Livingston Boot Camp for Success

Each year, Balch hosts the Susan B. Livingston Boot Camp for Success to equip incoming law students with the tools needed to be successful during law school and throughout their future as attorneys. Minority and underrepresented law students from schools across the Southeast are invited to attend a two-day program to learn skills to be successful in law school and to gain a deeper understanding of the legal profession and the variety of careers available to law school graduates. 

This experience was eye-opening. Without any legal connections, I felt unsure of the career path I chose. After hearing the advice and experience of so many legal professionals, I now feel truly confident in my decision to practice law.

- 2016 Boot Camp Participant

Many students who participate in the program go on to credit Boot Camp for Success as a driving factor behind their law school and young professional accomplishments. In 2016, more than 40 incoming law students joined us for Boot Camp. 

Balch attorneys, corporate leaders, attorneys from a wide variety of backgrounds and career paths, and law school faculty present and discuss ways students can enhance their academic and professional success while maximizing law school opportunities.


Additional Details



Thursday, July 27th, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Friday, July 28th, 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM



Balch & Bingham

1901 Sixth Avenue North, Suite 1500

Birmingham, AL 35203

Click here for directions.


Guest Speakers

  • Rodney Barganier, Barganier Law Firm 
  • Stephanie Bergeron Perdue, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
  • Jennifer Buettner, Southern Nuclear
  • Judge John L Carroll, Retired Chief U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Middle District of Alabama; Former Dean of Cumberland Law School
  • Leigh Davis, Alabama Power Company
  • Professor Bryan Fair, University of Alabama School of Law
  • Linda Landis, Eversource Energy
  • Judge Javan J. Patton, Circuit Judge, 10th Judicial Circuit
  • Freddy Rubio, Rubio Law Firm, P.C.
  • Bobby Segall, Copeland, Fanco, Screws & Gill, P.A.
  • Stacey Turner, Regions Bank
  • Stacey Turner, Southern Company Services
  • Elizabeth Workman, Vanderbilt University School of Law