Student Organizations of Faulkner Law
Handbook and Forms for Student Organizations
- Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
This recently chartered student division of the state association is established to encourage students to network with criminal defense practitioners and learn from their experiences.
- Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
This student section of the state association was established in 2010 to allow students with an interest in the defense of civil actions and the promotion of fairness and integrity in the civil justice system to network with practicing civil defense attorneys and to develop mentoring-type relationships with members of the bench and bar.
- American Association for Justice
The American Association for Justice (formerly ATLA) promotes justice and fairness for injured persons, safeguards victims’ rights – particularly the right to trial by jury), and strengthens the civil justice system through education and disclosure of information critical to public health and safety.
- American Constitution Society
The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (ACS) promotes the vitality of the U.S. Constitution and the fundamental values it expresses: individual rights and liberties, genuine equality, access to justice, democracy, and the rule of law. These abiding principles are reflected in the vision of the Constitution’s framers and the wisdom of forward-looking leaders who have shaped our law throughout American history. As a result of their efforts, the Constitution has retained its authority and relevance for each new generation. For more information on ACS, visit http://www.acslaw.org.
- The Association of Future Prosecutors
The Association of Future Prosecutors (“AFP”), established in the spring of 2012, provides a forum for law students interested in becoming prosecutors. AFP seeks to cultivate an interest among students in becoming prosecutors and to assist student members in building their careers, networking with prospective employers, learning the skills required to become prosecutors, and preparing for entry into the workforce. AFP sponsors guest speakers who address topics related to the practice of criminal law and procedure.
- Black Law Students Association – Ernestine S. Sapp Chapter
Black Law Students Association (“BLSA”) was established to address the community and political concerns surrounding minority law students. BLSA is committed to the achievement of all law students and has developed a blueprint for law school success through an open academic enrichment program. In addition, members strive to create professional alliances between BLSA, faculty, other student organizations, and members of the legal and political communities in Alabama.
- Board of Advocates
The Board of Advocates is a select group of students who promote and pursue opportunities for all students to enhance the skills necessary to be effective advocates. In addition to the coordination and support of its interscholastic competition between 163 teams, the Board is responsible for every aspect of intramural competitions. Membership on the Board is extended to outstanding third-year students who have shown dedication and commitment to the school’s advocacy programs.
- Christian Legal Society
The Christian Legal Society is a nationwide membership organization of Christian attorneys, judges, law professors, and law students. The basic and primary purpose of the Christian Legal Society is to equip, inspire, and challenge law students to serve Jesus Christ actively through the legal profession.
- Faulkner Law Review
The Faulkner Law Review publishes legal scholarship advancing the discussion of timely theoretical and practical legal issues among the professional and academic communities, particularly concerning the common law tradition. The Faulkner Law Review strives to develop the legal writing skills of its members, improve ability to engage in high level legal analysis, and assist in the fulfillment of Faulkner Law’s overall mission to produce lawyers with the highest professional and ethical standards. The Faulkner Law Review endeavors to advance the Faulkner Law’s visibility and reputation in the Southeast and in the greater legal community through the production of a quality scholarly publication. Students are invited to membership on the Law Review either because of their excellent grades or their selection in a write-on competition.
- Federalist Society
The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies is a group of conservatives and libertarians interested in the current state of the legal order. It is founded on the principles that the state exists to preserve freedom, that the separation of governmental powers is central to our Constitution, and that it is emphatically the province and duty of the judiciary to say what the law is, not what it should be.
- Honor Court
The Honor Court has jurisdiction over all cases involving violations of the Law School’s Honor Code.
- Faulkner Law Democrats
Faulkner Law Democrats is an organization dedicated to promoting a better America, with equality, opportunity, and freedom within a just and strong society by inviting and organizing the participation of all Faulkner Law students. Its goals are to explore political and service opportunities available to law students, host speakers to discuss relevant issues facing the state and nation, and create opportunities for students to network with Democratic leaders. For more information on College Democrats of America, visit http://www.collegedems.com.
- Jones Law Republicans
The Jones Law Republicans is an organization of conservative minded students who support Republican ideals and work to support those ideals in our community. Its goals are to explore political opportunities available to law students, host speakers to discuss relevant issues, and create opportunities for students to network with Republican leaders.
- Jones Public Interest Law Foundation
The Jones Public Interest Law Foundation was established to provide moral support for students participating in public interest law, financial support for such students, a forum for exploring Public Interest concerns, fellowship for law students interested in public interest law, and support for initiatives engendering public interest law within the law school.
- Phi Alpha Delta – Albert Patterson Chapter
The purpose of Phi Alpha Delta is to form a strong bond uniting students and teachers of the law with members of the Bench and Bar in a fraternal fellowship designed to advance the ideals of liberty and equal justice under law; to stimulate excellence in scholarship; to inspire the virtues of compassion and courage; to foster integrity and professional competence; to promote the welfare of its members; and to encourage their moral, intellectual, and cultural advancement, so that each member may enjoy a lifetime of honorable professional and public service.
- Student Bar Association
The Student Bar Association is a student service organization. It is administered by student officers elected by the student body. The purpose of the organization is to make students aware of obligations and responsibilities existing for lawyers through bar association activities; to promote a consciousness of professional responsibility; and to provide a forum for students. The SBA actively develops programs and social activities for the student body. The officers and representatives serve as liaisons to the Law School Administration.
- Women’s Legal Society
Women’s Legal Society is an organization that works to promote the individual and collective impact of the law students through networking, mentoring, education, recognition, and community involvement.