Frequently Asked Questions
When is the application due?
If a student has taken the LSAT more than once, will the Law School use the highest score?
Is on-campus housing available to law students?
Does your law school offer a part-time, evening program?
Are summer courses available?
Can I start law school in the spring?
How long does it take to complete my degree?
How many hours do I need to complete my degree?
What choice of majors does a prospective student have?
What was your 75% - 25% range of LSAT scores and undergraduate GPA?
What is the diversity of the student body?
What is the Law School's American Bar Association accreditation status?
Paying For Law School
Are there any scholarships available for entering law students?
Is financial aid available?
What is the tuition cost for entering law students?
Q. When is the application due?
We will accept applications from September 15th, 2013 until June 15, 2014. The Faulkner Law admissions staff encourages you to submit your application as early in the admissions cycle as possible. After June 15, contact our office to determine if any late applications will be accepted.
Q. 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.
Q. 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.
Q. Does your law school offer a part-time, evening program?
The law school no longer offers a part-time, evening program.
Q. 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.
Q. Can I start law school in the spring?
No. First year law students can only begin in the fall.
Q. 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 courses following their first and second year studies, a students may be eligible to graduate in less than three years.
Q. How many hours do I need to complete my degree?
Law students need 90 hours to complete their Juris Doctor. Of those 90 hours, 51 are required courses.
Q. 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 51 of the 90 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. For example, if you are interested in business law, you might take courses such as Interviewing, Counseling & Negotiation; Secured Transactions; Federal Income Tax; and Worker's Compensation to name a few.
Q. What was your 75% - 25% range of LSAT scores and undergraduate GPA?
The LSAT range for the Fall 2012 entering class was 150-145. The UGPA range was 3.34 - 2.70.
Q. What is the diversity of the student body?
The Class of 2015 is comprised of 52% women and 28% minority.
Q. What is the Law School's American Bar Association accreditation status?
The School of Law is fully approved by the American Bar Association.
Q. Are there any scholarships available for entering law students?
The law school has a comprehensive scholarship program for first year law students. Merit scholarships are based on a prospective student's cumulative undergraduate GPA and LSAT score. Award amounts range from 10% tuition forgiveness to 100% tuition forgiveness. Admitted applicants are automatically considered for scholarships.
Q. Is financial aid available?
Yes. Please visit our Financial Aid page for more information about applying for student loans.
Q. What is the tuition cost for entering law students?
Tuition for the 2013-2014 academic year (Fall and Spring semesters) is $34,000.00.
Q. What type of advice does the Career Services Office have for incoming students?
Advice from F. LaGard Smith, Visiting Professor of Law
Advice from John Craft, Clinical Assistant Professor of Law
Advice from Andy Olree, Professor of Law
Advice from Anita Hamlett, Associate Dean of Student Services
Advice from Ned Swanner, Assistant Director for Eletronic Services and Research
Advice from Jeff Hammond, Associate Professor of Law