Field Placement Program – Faulkner Law

Field Placement Program

Faulkner Law’s Field Placement Program provides opportunities for students to gain experience by observing and working with practicing attorneys. In their work, students learn valuable lessons about the profession, meet lawyers and judges throughout the legal community, and integrate the substance and skill they have developed in other courses. In class, students critically examine the role of lawyers in society and the promise of ethical, zealous advocacy. Students receive academic credit for their work and contribute good service at their placements.

The Field Placement Program contributes to our mission of service and access to justice by supporting governmental, judicial, military and public interest law offices. Faulkner Law has established placements with scores of agencies and lawyers, so students can expand their networks and deepen their experience before entering the marketplace.

Faulkner Law develops ongoing relationships with many agencies, courts and law offices to provide placements for students, and we add more all the time. We also help students to develop their own placements in Montgomery and throughout the country. Our goal is to offer placements at local, state, and federal levels in the pro bono, public interest, government service, and judicial areas.

Program parameters

For a better understanding of program parameters and to see some of our consistently popular placements, view our 2019 Field Placement Guide.

Students interested in pursuing a field placement should submit the Field Placement Preregistration Form to Professor Craft.

Nationally recognized for public service

In 2011, National Jurist magazine listed Faulkner Law as one of the top law schools for preparing students for public service in government.