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Faulkner University

In the learning process, professors and students work together as a team. The Academic Success Program (ASP) aims to assist students in fulfilling their academic potential and achieving their maximum level of academic and professional success. The ASP provides proactive support to students, empowering them to achieve a higher level of effectiveness by: Welcoming first-year students into an environment they may find unfamiliar and assisting them in making a successful transition from their varied backgrounds to their new roles as law students and future members of the legal profession. Integrating first-year students into the law school process and curriculum through the development of crucial skills that will help students learn, analyze, and communicate the law, and improving their performance in the law classroom, on law school exams, on the Bar exam and in the practice of law or in the professional world. Providing an avenue by which all students can take advantage of the resources available to them. Encouraging students to develop and successfully use their own individual learning styles.

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Program At a Glance

Total Program Enrollment 314
Incoming LSAT Scores (25th-75th Percentile) 145 - 150
Incoming GPA (25th-75th Percentile) 2.69 - 3.34
Bar Exam First Time Pass Rate 89.41%
Percent Employed (9 Months After Graduation) 83.7%
Tuition $33,360

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Overview

About Faulkner University

In the learning process, professors and students work together as a team. The Academic Success Program (ASP) aims to assist students in fulfilling their academic potential and achieving their maximum level of academic and professional success. The ASP provides proactive support to students, empowering them to achieve a higher level of effectiveness by: Welcoming first-year students into an environment they may find unfamiliar and assisting them in making a successful transition from their varied backgrounds to their new roles as law students and future members of the legal profession. Integrating first-year students into the law school process and curriculum through the development of crucial skills that will help students learn, analyze, and communicate the law, and improving their performance in the law classroom, on law school exams, on the Bar exam and in the practice of law or in the professional world. Providing an avenue by which all students can take advantage of the resources available to them. Encouraging students to develop and successfully use their own individual learning styles.

Reviews

Faulkner University’s Jones School of Law in Montgomery, Alabama is “a Church of Christ–affiliated school” with “a non-intimidating environment.” According to students here, it’s “the best-kept secret in Alabama.” The “bar-passage rate is very high;” in fact, students report that Faulkner has had “the highest bar-passage rate in the state of Alabama.” “The trial advocacy program is top-notch.” “The faculty and administration actually care about you as a person” and “make sure you have practical knowledge for the real world.” Many appreciate that professors “treat them like a friend and not a sub­ordinate.” Some feel that Jones “could benefit from a broader curriculum.” While the “small” campus can mean fewer opportunities, many students find that “the resources of the law school are growing everyday.” The many “very knowledgeable” and “distinguished” professors here “truly are a hid­den gem.” Their ranks include “some of the most experienced legal minds anywhere.” They also “possess a great deal of real-world experience” and “give practical lessons about real-life lawyering.” The faculty is pretty big on the “Socratic Method.” A student explains that his torts professor “writes everyone’s name on a playing card. Before class he draws three cards, and the three people have a roundtable discussion presenting the cases that were assigned. It is by far the most memorable first-year experience.” “Small class sizes” “allow for greater participation” and “You are able to get to know your professors better.” The intimacy “strongly encourages differing viewpoints and class discussion” as well. Professors here “truly care about your success and take an interest in your life outside of the classroom.” “The amount of time each professor is willing to dedicate to each student never fails to impress me,” agrees another student. “They genuinely want each student to succeed.”The “professional looking” facilities (featuring “marble and mahogany throughout”) are “outstanding.” There is also “Internet access throughout the school.” “Every class­room is equipped with plenty of electrical outlets,” notes one student. Most students would also like to see the library “open later hours.” The well-liked administration here is “always available and extremely helpful” It’s worth noting that the Jones School of Law was recently granted full ABA approval, becoming the third accredited law school in Alabama. A significant milestone for the school, it basically means that students can take any bar exam in any state when they graduate just like graduates of all ABA-approved law schools.

- The Princeton Review

Academics

Academics

Degree Programs Offered

Graduates Last Year: 101

Description: A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of law, for taking state and national bar examinations, and for advanced research in jurisprudence. Includes instruction in the theory and practice of the legal system, including the statutory, administrative, and judicial components of civil and criminal law.

Job Opportunities:

Lawyers
Represent clients in criminal and civil litigation and other legal proceedings, draw up legal documents, or manage or advise clients on legal transactions. May specialize in a single area or may practice broadly in many areas of law.
Judicial Law Clerks
Assist judges in court or by conducting research or preparing legal documents.
Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
Conduct hearings to recommend or make decisions on claims concerning government programs or other government-related matters. Determine liability, sanctions, or penalties, or recommend the acceptance or rejection of claims or settlements.
Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators
Facilitate negotiation and conflict resolution through dialogue. Resolve conflicts outside of the court system by mutual consent of parties involved.
Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
Arbitrate, advise, adjudicate, or administer justice in a court of law. May sentence defendant in criminal cases according to government statutes or sentencing guidelines. May determine liability of defendant in civil cases. May perform wedding ceremonies.
Law Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in law. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Faculty Information

Total Faculty 31
Full-Time Faculty 16
Deans, Librarians, and Others Who Teach 8
Part-Time Faculty 7
Faculty Gender 80% Male
19% Female
Student Teacher Ratio 17 : 1

Accreditation

Accredited by American Bar Association

Student Body

Student Body
Gender Breakdown 55% Male
45% Female
Student Diversity
Percentage
White 80%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Multi-racial 1%
International 0%
Hispanic/Latino 2%
Ethnicity Unknown 2%
Black or African American 11%
Asian 2%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%

Finance

Finance

Sticker Price

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $33,360 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A N/A
Books N/A N/A
Total (before financial aid) $33,360 $33,360

Financial Aid

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

Deadline for Regular Decision: June 15

Average Age Admitted: 26

Application Fee: $50

Incoming Class

Faulkner University's entering class of 2012 enrolled having these exam grades:

Exam Enrollment Type 25th - 75th Percentile
LSAT Full-Time 145 - 150
LSAT Total 145 - 150

Faulkner University's entering class of 2012 enrolled having these college GPA's:

Enrollment Type 25th - 75th Percentile
Full-Time 2.69 - 3.34
Total 2.69 - 3.34

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay

Also Considered: Recommendations

Admission Requirements

Required: Personal Essay, Undergraduate GPA, Standardized Test Scores

Optional: Recommendations, State Residency, Interview, Work Experience, Extracurricular Activities

Rankings

Rankings

The Princeton Review

#8 Most Competitive Students

Outcomes

Outcomes

Bar Exam Results

Percent Reporting 86%
First Time Pass Rate 89%
Avg. Pass Rate In This State 87%

Campus Recruitment

Number of Employers Recruiting on Campus 20
First Year Recruitment Time Summer
Second Year Recruitment Time Summer

Employment

Percent Employed (9 Months After Graduation) 84%
Average Starting Salary $45,000
Job Sector Number of Graduates Percent of Graduates
Firm Sized 2-10 30 34%
Firm Sized 11-25 1 1%
Firm Sized 26-50 2 1%
Firm Sized 51-100 10 11%
Firm Sized 501+ 1 1%
Business Industry 18 21%
Government 6 7%
Public Interest 2 2%
Federal Clerkship 1 1%
State Clerkship 2 2%
Academia 4 5%
Unemployed Number of Graduates Percent of Graduates
Unemployed, Not Seeking 2 2%
Unemployed, Seeking 10 10%
Pursuing Graduate Degree 2 2%

Top Employment Locations

State Percent Employed
FL 6%
GA 10%
AL 53%

Famous Alumni

Well known alumni of Faulkner University include:

  • Tommy Bryan - Associate Justice, Alabama Supreme Court
  • Bobby Bright - Former U.S. Congressman, Former Mayor of Montgomery, Alabama
  • Ernestine Sapp - Partner of Gray, Langford, Sapp, et.al.
  • Kelli Wise - Associate Justice, Alabama Supreme Court
  • Greg Allen - Partner of Beasley, Allen, et.al.

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