Welcome to Faulkner Law!
In order to finalize your spot in the incoming class, new Faulkner Law students must complete online registration for classes. For new Faulkner Law students, online registration will be available July 16-17. You will be receiving detailed information from the Admissions Office that is essential for you to have before you will be able to register.
New Student Orientation 2020
As you begin your law school career, the Law School hosts New Student Orientation to assist law students in their transition to the unparalleled academic rigors of law school. New Student Orientation is mandatory for traditional J.D. students. Executive J.D. Schedule students are encouraged to attend New Student Orientation.
New Student Orientation will be held on Wednesday, August 12 – Friday, August 14 at the law school.
Wednesday, August 12
8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 13
8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Friday, August 14
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Faulkner Law Orientation Schedule Fall 2020 (Updated August 10, 2020)
Prior to attending Orientation, please complete the following:
- Read How to Read a Legal Opinion A Guide for New Law Students
- Read McCann v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and prepare a Case Analysis Form
- CALI Lessons (Registration information and CALI lessons links.)
Research Subscription Registration
Faulkner Law students have access to several research databases. Incoming students should register for each of these databases prior to Orientation. (Incoming students must be logged into their Faulkner University Google account in order to view the information about registering for research databases.)
Orientation Dress Code
The New Student Orientation dress code is business casual. All students must wear a face covering as well. Face coverings are required while in all academic and administrative buildings.
Orientation Check In
When arriving, please park in the Faulkner Law Student Parking Lot. To access this parking lot, pass the circular lot located in front of the main pillared entrance of the law school. Then, turn right into the first into the next parking lot that is located just past the large grassy area behind the law school.
When entering the building, please enter through the Breezeway. Current students will be there to greet you. To protect the safety of all participating in New Student Orientation, students will be temperature checked with a non-touch device prior to entering the law school. Students registering a temperature of 100.4 or higher will not be able to participate in the event and will be guided through our health and support procedures.
Once inside the law school, proceed to the Atrium (right by the Law Library and Admissions Suite) for Check-In.
Incoming students will have their photos taken on the first day of Orientation. This photo will be used for your student I.D. and for the 1L student directory that is provided to faculty.
Every Faulkner Law student must have a University parking decal displayed on his/her vehicle. To register for a parking decal, please complete the Faulkner University Parking Decal Form. If an incoming student completes this form prior to Tuesday, August 11, the decal will be available at Orientation Check-In.
Student Contact Information
Each year, Faulkner Law students complete a Student Contact Information Form. Please complete this form by the end of the first day of Orientation. (Incoming students must be logged into their Faulkner University Google account in order to complete this form.)
If you have questions about Orientation, please reach out to Assistant Dean of Students, Jennifer DeBoer.
First Day of Class 2020
The first day of class will be Monday, August 17, 2020.
Fall 2020 COVID-19 FAQs
Fall 2020 COVID-19 FAQs provided for Faulkner Law students.
Students must be logged into their Faulkner University Google account to view the FAQs.
Learning Management Systems (LMS)
The law professors may use a Learning Management System (LMS) for class. Various LMS platforms are used, including Blackboard, Lexis Classroom, and TWEN. Basic details about Blackboard and Lexis Classroom are below. TWEN can be found from your Westlaw home page. (Note: Registration details for Westlaw appear above in the Research Subscription Registration document). Your professor will tell you which LMS you will be using.
Executive J.D. Students will be using Desire 2 Learn (D2L).
The livestreams and recordings for most classes will be available in your courses on the Faulkner University Blackboard site. Instructions for logging in to Blackboard and accessing your courses are available on the University's video on getting started with Blackboard. You will find the links in a folder labeled "Echo360." The links for streaming classes and for viewing recordings of prior classes will be in this folder.
Student Enrollment Instructions for Lexis Classroom can be found here.
Once you have completed online registration, you may begin purchasing your textbooks from the vendor of your choice. The required textbooks for each class and section are listed on the Faulkner Online Bookstore. The Faulkner University Online Bookstore is located here: Faulkner’s Online Bookstore. Please be sure to refer to your individual schedule when purchasing textbooks.
With the online bookstore, you can:
- See the books required for your class and section.
- Buy all your course materials, all in one place, all based on your course schedule.
- Choose from new, used, rental, and digital materials.
- Add all your course materials to your cart with a single click.
- Enjoy fast shipping and easy returns.
- Easily sell qualifying books back at the end of the semester.
Once you have completed online registration AND have completed the financial aid process, you may request a book voucher. Students may choose to request a book voucher to purchase their books through the online bookstore.
This book voucher form should be returned to Brittney Barganier in Student Accounts at firstname.lastname@example.org.
After the bookstore has time to process the entry, an email with the voucher ID and other information will be sent to the email address provided on the voucher request form. The voucher will remain active for 10 days before it expires. Unused funds will be returned to the student’s account after the bookstore notifies the Student Accounts Office of the amount remaining.
Financial Aid Information
Please complete and return your Student Direct Deposit Form - Student ACH Authorization Form along with a voided check, as soon as possible in order to have your loan money directly deposited into your account and available to you at the earliest possible time. Please note that your financial institution may or may not make your funds immediately available thereafter, so check with your bank regarding when you can access the funds.
Please note: The Law Student Loan Information Form is a required form.
Faulkner Law does not have on-campus housing for law students. There are many outstanding apartments and neighborhoods that are a short drive from campus. We encourage you to start planning for your move today. More information about suitable housing options may be obtained by calling Lori Dixon at (334) 386-7531.
Executive J.D. Schedule Hotel Discount
Faulkner Law Executive J.D. Schedule students can receive a discount rate at the Drury Inn & Suites, located close to campus at 1124 Eastern Blvd, Montgomery, AL 36117. The discount rate for Faulkner Law students is $89.00 per night, plus tax and applicable fees.
Rooms can be booked online or by phone.
For phone reservations: Call (800) 378-7946 and provide the company name: Faulkner Law School.
For online reservations: Faulkner Law Drury Hotels Reservations.