Law School FAQs
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When is the application due?
We will accept applications from September 15, 2015 until June 30, 2016. The Faulkner Law admissions staff encourages you to submit your application as early in the admissions cycle as possible. After June 30, contact our office to determine if any late applications will be accepted.
If a student has taken the LSAT more than once, will the Law School use the highest score?
Yes. The law school will use the highest score. Please note that prospective students must retake the LSAT if their score is five years old.
Is on-campus housing available to law students?
Faulkner University does not have housing specifically for law students. Most students choose to live off-campus. Montgomery has many quality apartment complexes near the law school, and some give discounts to law students.
Does your law school offer a part-time, evening program?
The law school no longer offers a part-time, evening program.
Are summer courses available?
The law school offers summer courses. All summer courses are electives, and a student can take a maximum of six credit hours.
Can I start law school in the spring?
No. First year law students can only begin in the fall.
How long does it take to complete my degree?
The Juris Doctor program is a three year program. If a student elects to take summer or intersession courses following their first and second year studies, a students may be eligible to graduate in less than three years.
How many hours do I need to complete my degree?
Law students need 90 hours to complete their Juris Doctor.
What choice of majors does a prospective student have?
You do not have a “major” in law school as you did in undergraduate school. In order to pass the bar exam, a law student must demonstrate competency in all areas of the law. To accomplish this goal the Law School’s curriculum is structured so that 62 of the 88 hours needed for graduation are required core classes. In the remaining hours you can choose from a wide range of elective courses that you can structure around your particular interests.
At the beginning of your third semester, you will have the option to more formally concentrate your upper level coursework and earn a certification in a particular practice area. Currently, the Law School offer five distinct tracks:
- Law Practice & Entrepreneurship – Because this track covers the broadest range of bar-related subjects, this is the required track for all students who are in the bottom 25% of their class at the beginning of their third semester.
- Advocacy & Dispute Resolution
- Business & Non-Profit Law
- Criminal Law & Public Interest
- Regulatory & Government Affairs
What is the Law School’s American Bar Association accreditation status?
The School of Law is fully approved by the American Bar Association.
Is financial aid available?
Yes. Please visit our “Financing Your Education” page for more information about applying for student loans.
What is the tuition cost for entering law students?
Tuition for the 2016-2017 academic year (Fall and Spring semesters) will be $37,000.00.