A 22-year-old student at Faulkner Law, Emma Herren graduated from Faulkner University with a Bachelor’s degree in Legal Studies in 2017 and soon after enrolled in law school. She was recently honored by the Criminal Justice and Legal Studies Department during Faulkner’s Homecoming Weekend and Marketplace Faith Forums.
Her time on Faulkner’s campus during her undergraduate years impressed on her the importance of positive friendships to grow spiritually and to prepare her for life outside of a classroom.
“As a 17-year-old girl, I came to college with many expectation and even more worries,” she said. “The friendships I was able to make and the mentors I was able to surround myself with helped make the experience so much easier.
“I realize that surrounding myself with good people who push me to grow in my faith is just what I need. It was never hard to find someone willing to listen to my problems and lend some Godly advice.
“At Faulkner I was able to witness professors and employees be open about their spirituality and that helped me become more confident in my own beliefs as I entered law school. I hope students hear my story and are inspired to not feel discouraged when they feel suffocated by the secular world we live in today and that they can strengthen their faith in the legal profession.”
While at Faulkner, she played for Coach Reed Sutton on the women’s basketball team.