Faulkner Law Student Profile – Ty Taylor
Name: Ty Taylor
Hometown: Montgomery, Alabama
Undergraduate Institution: Troy University
Year in school: 3L
Q: Why did you choose to study law?
I chose to study law in order to make a positive impact in my community. I wanted to pursue a graduate degree that would allow me to serve those around me, and a law degree will undoubtedly enable me to do just that.
Q: Why did you choose Faulkner Law?
Being able to contribute to society in a way that upholds my Christian faith and desire to serve is something that is very important to me. The fact that Faulkner Law recognizes the importance of a legal education taught from a Christian worldview is what drew me in. I appreciate being able to attend law school in a caring, encouraging, and Christian environment that pushes me to learn the law so that I may seek justice for others.
Q: What are you involved in on campus?
On campus, I am a candidate for the Jones Public Interest Legal Fellowship. I also participate in intramural sports.
Q: What are you involved in around the community?
My wife and I have been lifelong members of Frazer United Methodist Church, where I serve on the Missions Board, the Board of Stewards, and lead a high school boys LifeGroup bible study. I also work closely with Transformation Montgomery, a faith-based community development organization in Montgomery, Alabama that promotes affordable home ownership, holistic life skills training, and relational community renewal.
Q: What is your current job?
Following an internship at the Supreme Court of Alabama, I came on to the staff of Justice Tom Parker and have worked there for about a year and a half.
Q: What is your favorite part about your job?
My favorite part about working for the Supreme Court of Alabama is seeing the inner-workings of the highest court in the state, and being exposed to just about every type of law. Having the chance to learn from some of the best attorneys and judges each day is a great privilege. I have gained invaluable experience that I know will benefit me in my career.
Q: What are your career goals upon law school graduation?
Upon graduation this spring, I plan to pursue a career as an attorney in governmental affairs. There are many career paths within that field that I am currently pursuing and considering, and I look forward to seeing the doors that God opens for me.
Q: What are your hobbies and interests?
While I certainly don’t have quite as much free time for hobbies and interests as I did before law school, I still like to have a good time. I enjoy hunting, fishing, Troy football, serving at my church and in the community, and spending time with my wife and German Shepherd dogs – Ellie and Gunner.
Q: What advice would you give someone considering law school?
To anyone considering law school, know that it is a challenge. It will stretch you further than you thought possible, but the growth that takes place, personally and professionally, is far greater than the challenge. Be prepared, be focused, and be confident in your legal pursuit. Everyone at Faulkner Law is here to help you achieve your goals.