Pamela K. Bucy

2003 Distinguished Young Alumni

Pamela K. Bucy

Pamela H. Bucy, JD ’78, is the Bainbridge Professor of Law at the University of Alabama. On the faculty since 1987, she now teaches in the areas of white-collar crime, criminal law, and criminal procedure. Bucy also directs the Public Interest Institute, the Summer Externship Program, and the Judicial Externship Program. 

Selected by law students four times as an outstanding teacher, Bucy has received the University of Alabama’s Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award, was chosen by students three times for the Thomas Christopher Award, and was named three times a Dean’s Scholar.

Additionally, she has received numerous bar association awards.  Bucy has also held leadership positions with the American Bar Association, Alabama Bar, and Birmingham Bar.  She has written four books and is near completion on three, all in the area of white-collar crime. Bucy has also published numerous articles in law reviews, bar journals, and an encyclopedia.  She has served on three editorial boards for legal publications.

She has testified before Congress and is regularly quoted by the national news media.  Bucy received her bachelor’s degree from Austin College in Sherman, Texas, in 1975 before graduating from Washington University. She served as a law clerk to Judge Theodore McMillian, United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit; as an associate at the St. Louis firm of Thompson & Mitchell; and as an assistant United States attorney, Eastern District of Missouri.

Bucy and her husband, Pat, MD/PhD ’81, have two children: Julie, a Washington University sophomore, and Ben, a high school sophomore.