Faulkner University’s Thomas Goode Jones School of Law is the fastest-growing law school in the United States, according to the American Bar Association (ABA).
The ABA released its 2023 ABA Standard 509 data for all law schools last week showing Faulkner with the largest percentage increase in J.D. enrollment, 25.6%, of any ABA-approved law school in the country.
Faulkner Law’s enrollment in the fall 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 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 and 149 students in our four-year Executive J.D. Schedule.
The executive schedule allows working students to earn a law degree through online and in-person classes.
“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.”
Faulkner Law dean Charles Campbell said in a statement, “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.”
“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,” he added.
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