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Fall 2021

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.

If you have Admissions questions, please reach out to the Faulkner Law Admissions Office. If you have questions about New Student Orientation, please reach out to the Assistant Dean of Students, Dean Jennifer DeBoer.

Admitted Student Checklist

When starting law school, several administration action items need to be completed. Please utilize the Admitted Student Checklist to keep track of those action items that need your attention prior to the start of law school.

Student numbers needed to obtain your email address and to complete registration and other school forms will be emailed to students on June 25, 2021.

First Assignments

1L First Assignments Fall 2021

To access this list, please use your Faulkner University email account credentials.

This list will be updated as the Law Registrar receives the first assignments.

Online Registration

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 15-16. You will be receiving detailed information from the Admissions Office that is essential for you to have before you will be able to register.

Traditional 1L Online Registration Procedures 2021

Executive 1L Online Registration Procedures 2021

Student numbers needed to obtain your email address and to complete registration and other school forms will be emailed to students on June 25, 2021.

New Student Orientation 2021

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 in person.

Orientation Registration

To register for Orientation, please complete the Orientation Registration form by Thursday, July 8th. The registration form is now closed. If you plan to attend New Student Orientation and have not previously registered, please email Assistant Dean of Students, Dean Jennifer DeBoer, at jdeboer@faulkner.edu.

Orientation Schedule

New Student Orientation will be held on Wednesday, August 11 – Friday, August 13, 2021. The majority of the sessions will be held in the Harris Business Building at Faulkner University. The Harris Business Building is located right across the street from the law school.

Wednesday, August 11

9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 12

9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Friday, August 13

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Faulkner Law Orientation Schedule Fall 2021 (Updated July 26, 2021)

Orientation Dress Code

The New Student Orientation dress code is business casual on Wednesday, August 11 - Thursday, August 12. On Friday, August 13, please dress in business professional attire.

Orientation Check In

When arriving to campus for Orientation, please park either in the Faulkner Law Student Parking Lot or the Harris Business Building Parking Lot. Directions are provided in the Orientation Schedule.

Orientation Photos

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.

Parking Decal

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 Monday, August 2, the decal will be available at Orientation Check-In.

Orientation Readings and Exercises

Prior to attending New Student Orientation, please complete the following:

For Wednesday's afternoon session (Session Three):

    • Register for CALI. Review the Online Registration Cheat Sheet for the CALI registration information. (Note: Other resources appear on that sheet. You may register for these prior to attending Orientation, but it is not required. Please watch for an email from Thomson Reuters that will be sent to you on August 9, 2021. This will contain your Westlaw log in information.)
    • Complete the "Where Does Law Come From?" session in CALI.

For Friday's sessions (Sessions Nine and Ten): 

    • Read the “Reading Cases” excerpt from “Becoming a Legal Writer,” pages 47-52, and complete exercise 3.2.1: “Dissecting the Parts of a Case.” (Note: This assignment is the same one from the required workbook for LRW, but we are posting the excerpt for students who have not yet purchased "Becoming a Legal Writer.")
    • After completing exercise 3.2.1, read McCann v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
    • After reading McCann, complete the Case Analysis Form for the case.

Questions

If you have questions about Orientation, please reach out to Assistant Dean of Students, Jennifer DeBoer.

First Day of Class 2021

The first day of class will be Monday, August 16, 2021.

Executive Schedule Dates - Fall 2021

Textbooks 

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.

Vouchers

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.

Book Voucher Request - Fall 2021

This book voucher form should be returned to Brittney Barganier in Student Accounts at bbarganier@faulkner.edu.

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.

Financial Aid Information

2021 Full-Time Financial Aid Information

2021 Executive Financial Aid Information

Housing Information

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 Discounts

Faulkner Law Executive schedule students can receive a discount rate at the Drury Inn & Suites, located close to campus at 1124 Eastern Blvd., Montgomery, AL 36117. 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: https://www.druryhotels.com/bookandstay/newreservation/?corpid=331488

Upcoming Events

Faulkner Law Student Organization Fair: Friday, August 20th