Faulkner University


Basic Information

Class Entering Aug. 2013

Tuition, Fees, and Expenses

Grants and Scholarships

Financial Aid

Bar Passage Rates

Physical Facilities

Refund Policy

Employment Statistics

JSL Student Body Profile



Faculty and Administration Profile

Attrition

ABA Standard 509 Report (Updated 12/13)

Curriculum Information

Providing feedback, suggestions or complaints

 

 

NOTE: Most consumer information contained on this page is based upon information reported to the American Bar Assocation during the Annual Questionnaire reporting process.

Basic Information

Type of School: Private
Term: Semester
Application Deadline: 06/15/2014
Financial Aid Deadline: 07/01/2014
2011-2012 Student to Faculty Ratio: 17.72 to 1
Can first year law students start in the Spring or Summer? No


Fall 2013 Admissions
Applications 494 LSAT Median 146
Offers of Admission 377

75th%

151
Matriculants 104

25th%

142
Women 57% GPA Median 3.14
Minorities 35%

75th%

3.42
   

25th%

2.77

Tuition - Academic Year (Fall and Spring Semesters)
  Resident Non-Resident
Full-Time (2013-2014) $34,000.00 $34,000.00
Summer Session Tuition $1,030.00/credit $1,030.00/credit

Fees (2013-2014)
Application Fee .... $50.00
Audit Fee (per hour) .... $330.00
Drop / Add Fee .... $100.00
Late Registration Fee .... $100.00
Transcript Fee .... $15.00
Student Activities Fee (one-time fee, first semester only) .... $350.00
Emergency Notification Fee (per semester) .... $10.00

Living Expenses
Singles/off campus (2012-2013) .... $22,500.00

Grants and Scholarships (2012-2013)

The School of Law provides a comprehensive scholarship program. Merit scholarships are available based on an applicant's cumulative undergraduate GPA, highest eligable LSAT score, and a thorough evaluation of the admissions application. Each admitted applicant is automatically considered for scholarship awards and re-evaluated throughout the admissions process. Scholarships are limited in number so applicants should apply early in the admissions year. For more information, please contact the Admissions Office at (800) 879-9816 ext. 7210.

  Number (full-time students)
Total number of law students 314
Total number of law students receiving grants and scholarships from internal sources 141
Less than 1/2 tuition 83
Half tuition or more, but less than full tuition 47
Full tuition 11
More than full tuition 0
75th Percentile Grant Amount of aid per recipient $21,780.00
50th Percential Grant Amount of aid per recipient $10,890.00
25th Percential Grant Amount of aid per recipient $6,600.00

Financial Aid

Federal Student Stafford Loans are available to law students. Students can borrow a maximum of $20,500.00 in Federal Stafford loans per academic year. Graduate PLUS loans are also available which can provide financing up to the cost of attendance. For more information on student loans, please contact the Financial Aid Office at (800) 879-9816 ext. 7197 or contact the Office of Admissions to schedule a time to discuss financing your legal education.


Information Regarding Conditional Scholarship Retention
Students Matriculating In Fall of:
# entering with conditional scholarships # whose Scholarships Have Been Eliminated or Reduced
2011
35
11
2012
36
7

Bar Passage Rates
Alabama State Bar Exam

Summer 2010
(July Exam)

Winter 2011

(Feb. Exam)

Summer 2011
(July Exam)

Winter 2012

(Feb. Exam)

Summer 2012
(July Exam)

Winter 2013

(Feb. Exam)
Summer 2013
(July Exam)
# from school taking bar for the first time
52
18
56
14
41
8
60
School's certified rate for all first-time takers
90.4%
94.4%
89.3%
92.9%
95.1%
62.5%
98.3%
State's certified rate for all first-time takers
84.6%
71.7%
78.7%
64.8%
80.4%
64.5%
82.5%

Physical Facilities

The School of Law is housed in a beautiful neo-federal-style building on the campus of Faulkner University. In 2011, the School of Law completed the construction of the Allen Law Center, adding over 17,000 square feet of classroom, clinic, courtroom and student space. The facility provides accommodations for the George H. Jones, Jr. Law Library, the Institute for Dispute Resolution, and state-of-the-art research and lecture facilities. All classrooms are designed for laptop computer usage and wireless Internet is available. The facility also includes the Judge Walter B. Jones Moot Court Room. Student amenities include a student lounge, a coffee shop, and conference rooms for student organizational meetings.


Refund Policy
Withdrawal   Refund Percentage
Within 1st week .... 100% less $110.00
Within 2nd week .... 100% less $110.00
Within 3rd week .... 50%
Within 4th week .... 50%
After 4th week .... 0%
Due to the short length of the semester, tuition refunds for the Summer are as follows:
Within 1st week .... 100% less $110.00
Within 2nd week .... 50%
After 2nd week .... 0%
Students receiving Financial Aid should contact the Financial Aid Office concerning the "Satisfactory Progress for Financial Aid Policy." Financial Aid awards may be reduced or denied as a result of this policy.

 

Employment 2012 (Scroll down for employment data for the class of 2011 and the class of 2010)

EMPLOYMENT DATA: CLICK HERE FOR THE AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION'S SECTION OF LEGAL EDUCATION EMPLOYMENT SUMMARY REPORT

2012 Employment Outcomes for Thomas Goode Jones School of Law - this link takes you to the American Bar Association's Section of Legal Education Employment Summary Report for Thomas Goode Jones School of Law for 2012.

 

Employment 2011

EMPLOYMENT DATA: CLICK HERE FOR THE AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION'S SECTION OF LEGAL EDUCATION EMPLOYMENT SUMMARY REPORT

2011 Employment Outcomes for Thomas Goode Jones School of Law - this link takes you to the American Bar Association's Section of Legal Education Employment Summary Report for Thomas Goode Jones School of Law for 2011.

 

Employment 2010

EMPLOYMENT DATA: CLICK HERE FOR THE AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION'S SECTION OF LEGAL EDUCATION EMPLOYMENT SUMMARY REPORT

2010 Employment Outcomes for Thomas Goode Jones School of Law - this link takes you to the American Bar Association's Section of Legal Education Employment Summary Report for Thomas Goode Jones School of Law for 2010.


J.D. Enrollment & Ethnicity 2012-2013
  Men Women 1 st Yr Full-Time
# % of male students # % of female students # % of 1st year class # % of full time students
African American
17
12.1%
34
23.9%
28
26.9%
51
18.1%
American Indian or Alaska Native
2
01.4%
2
01.4%
0
00.0%
4
01.4%
Asian
4
02.9%
4
02.8%
4
03.8%
8
02.8%
Hispanic American
0
00.0%
3
02.1%
2
01.9%
3
01.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0
00.0%
0
00.0%
0
0.00%
0
00.0%
Two or more races
3
02.1%
1
00.7%
2
01.9%
4
01.4%
Total Minority
26
18.6%
44
31.0%
36
34.6%
70
24.8%
Nonresident Alien
0
0.00%
1
00.7%
0
00.0%
1
0.4%
Caucasian
110
78.6%
92
64.8%
65
62.5%
202
71.6%
Unknown
4
02.9%
5
03.5%
3
02.9%
9
03.2%
Total
140
100.0%
142
100.0%
104
100.0%
282
100.0%

Faculty & Administrators

There are 27 full-time faculty members. Library faculty are not included in that number.

The school does not generally employ part-time faculty members, but does utilize adjunct faculty members to highlight special skills and insight provided by those not engaged full time in academia. In 2013, there were twelve adjunct faculty members. You can read the biographies on the current full-time faculty members.

For information about the administrators, visit here. Nine members of the administration also teach.


JD Attrition (2012-2013)

 
Academic
Other
Total
 
#
#
#
%
1st year
17
15
32
25.2%
2nd year
2
2
4
04.7%
3rd year
0
0
0
0.00
4th year
0
0
0
0.00

ABA Standard 509 Information Report

The School of Law is dedicated to providing prospective students, the legal academy, and the community at large with the most current consumer information available.

ABA Standard 509 Information Report - Published December 2013

ABA Standard 509 Information Report - Published December 2012


Curriculum 2012-2013
CLICK HERE FOR COURSE OFFERINGS,CURRICULUM AND CURRICULUM GUIDEBOOK  
Typical first-year section size 60
Is there typically a "small section"of the first year class, other than Legal Writing taught by full-time faculty? No
If yes, typical size offered last year NA
# of classroom course titles beyond 1st year curriculum 69

Number of upper division course sections, excluding seminars, with an enrollment:

 
Under 25 50
25-49 21
50-74 5
75-99 0
100+ 0
   
# of positions available in simulation courses 280
# of simulation positions filled

231

# of positions available in faculty supervised clinical courses 72
# of faculty supervised clinical positions filled 61
# involved in field placements 76
# involved in law journals 44
# in interschool skills competitions 52
# enrolled independent study 3
# of credit hours required to graduate

90

 

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