Welcome to Faulkner Law!
The faculty, staff, and administration look forward to welcoming you to campus as you begin your law school education. This website provides helpful information regarding Online Registration and New Student Orientation as well as other details that will be essential as you start law school.
This website will be updated throughout the summer with additional information regarding New Student Orientation, Registration, and the first week of class. Continue checking back for more details.
If you have Admissions questions, please reach out to the Faulkner Law Admissions Office. If you have questions about New Student Orientation, please email the Assistant Dean of Students, Assistant Dean Jennifer DeBoer.
New Student Orientation 2023
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 will be held on Thursday, August 10 through Friday, August 11, 2023, on campus at Faulkner University in the Harris Business Building (Room 109).
All full-time schedule students are required to attend both days of New Student Orientation. Executive schedule students are encouraged to attend. The sessions will be live-streamed on the Academic Success site in Canvas for executive schedule students to view during the sessions. The sessions will also be recorded for all students to have access to at a later time.
Thursday, August 10
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.: Check-In
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Morning Sessions
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.: Lunch (provided)
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.: Afternoon Sessions
Friday, August 11
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Morning Sessions
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.: Lunch (provided)
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Afternoon Sessions
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.: SBA 1L Welcome Event, 12 W. Jefferson St., Suite U, Montgomery, AL
Orientation Sign Up
Sign ups for Orientation have closed. If you plan to attend Orientation but have not signed up yet, please email Assistant Dean Jennifer DeBoer at firstname.lastname@example.org by noon on Wednesday, August 9th.
Orientation Dress Code
The New Student Orientation dress code is business casual on Thursday, August 10. On Friday, August 11, please dress in business professional attire.
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.
Executive schedule students who are not available to attend Orientation will have their photos taken the first weekend of class.
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 August 1st, the decal will be available at Orientation Check-In.
SBA 1L Welcome Event
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 the Admissions Office.
Executive Schedule Students: If you are looking at hotel options in the area, here is a list of hotel options including those hotels offering discounts for Faulkner University students.
First Day of Class 2023
The first day of class for full-time schedule students will be on Monday, August 14, 2023.
The first day of online classes for Executive Schedule students will be on Sunday, August 13, 2023. The first day of in-person, on campus classes for Executive Schedule students will be on Friday, August 18, 2023.
Faulkner University E-mail
Information about how to obtain your Faulkner University e-mail address will be sent in late May.
All incoming first year students will take the required courses set by the curriculum. The Law Registrar will assign each incoming student’s classes. Information about course registration, textbooks, and book vouchers will be posted in early July.
Faulkner's Online Bookstore
Faulkner University's official bookstore is located at https://faulkner.ecampus.com/.
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 Erin Bryson in Student Accounts. Her email address is email@example.com.
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. Unused funds will be returned to the student's account after the bookstore notifies the Student Accounts Office of the amount remaining.
Helpful Academic Success Resources to Prepare for Class
In preparing for your first class, it will be beneficial to learn how to read legal opinions and brief cases. Please review the following items prior to Orientation. If you will not be in attendance for Orientation, please review these items before the first day of class.
Utilize the Case Brief Template when preparing case briefs for class. Please note that this template can be adapted for each professor's class.
Welcome Week 2023
Register for the Biscuits baseball game and purchase a Welcome Week Shirt at https://law.faulkner.edu/events/faulkner-law-school-welcome-weekend/.
RSVP to the Biscuits Baseball Game by Thursday, August 17th
Purchase a Welcome Week shirt by Friday, August 11th at 2pm CST
Page updated: August 7, 2023