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Faulkner Law the Fastest Growing Law School

Faulkner Law the Fastest Growing Law School

The Law School building at night.

According to this month’s American Bar Association (ABA) data, Faulkner University’s Thomas Goode Jones School of Law is the fastest growing law school in the United States. 

The ABA released its 2023 ABA Standard 509 data for all law schools showing Faulkner Law with the largest percentage increase in J.D. enrollment — 25.6% — of any ABA-approved law school in the country. 

Faulkner Law’s enrollment this semester was 324 students, the law school’s largest student body since 2011, including 120 new students, the largest new class since 2012. With the addition of the Executive J.D. Schedule, the student body has grown by 84% since 2019, and Black or African American enrollment has grown from 12.5% to 17%, the highest among ABA-approved law schools in Alabama. There are currently 175 students in the three-year Full-Time J.D. Schedule (including a few flexible schedule students), and 149 students in our four-year Executive J.D. Schedule. 

“Our emphasis on quality, convenient scheduling, and Christ-centered jurisprudence naturally leads to new law students,” said Faulkner University President Mitch Henry. “As a practicing attorney myself, for 30 years, I can personally attest to Faulkner Law alumni’s high caliber legal talent. Our graduates are impacting justice in this region. I’ve never been more proud of our law school’s ability to prepare students for public service.”

This year’s incoming class for Faulkner Law also ties the incoming classes of 2007 and 2010 for the law school’s highest 25th percentile LSAT score in school history.

“It is exciting to see so many new students joining us at Faulkner University’s Jones School of Law to learn law and seek justice in a positive Christian environment that focuses on serving others,” said Faulkner Law Dean Charles Campbell. “Our traditional, flexible, and executive scheduling options are putting outstanding legal education within reach for hundreds of people throughout Alabama and the southeast. We cannot wait to see how these students will serve their clients and their communities in the future.”