Jones School of Law

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The Thomas Goode Jones School of Law is a law school located at Faulkner University in Montgomery, Alabama. Faulkner University is a religious school affilitated with the churches of Christ. The Jones School of Law was founded in 1928 by Montgomery County Circuit Judge Walter B. Jones. The law school is named after Thomas G. Jones, an alumnus of the Virginia Military Institute, veteran of the Civil War, Democratic politician, and Governor of Alabama. On June 10, 2006, the school was granted provisional approval by the American Bar Association. With ABA accredidation, students may take the bar exam and practice law in any state.

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Jones Law School Admissions

Jones Law School is considered a Somewhat Competitive law school, which accepts only 70% of its applicants. Comparatively, Jones is Higher than the average cost for law school.

Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2025 408 284 (69.61%) 101 (24.8%)
25% Median 75%
GPA 2.68 2.96 3.44
LSAT 142 145 149

Tuition And Financial Aid

In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $35,050 $35,050
Part Time N/A N/A

Living Expenses

  • Living on-campus: N/A
  • Living off-campus: $28,400
  • Living at home: N/A

Important Dates

  • Early Decision 1: N/A
  • Early Decision 2: N/A
  • Regular Decision: N/A
  • Application Fee: $50

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Jones Law School Community

Jones Law School is considered to have a Somewhat Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Below Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Jones is Below Average.

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Faculty Statistics

  • Full Time: 14
  • Part Time: 5

Faculty

  • # Female Faculty: 11
  • # Minority Faculty: 7

Ratio

18.5 Students

1 Faculty

Housing Options

  • On Campus Housing: No
  • Graduate Housing: No
  • Law Specific Housing: No

Jones Law School Curriculum

The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. Jones Law School 1L section size is 96% smaller than law schools in Alabama and 165% smaller than all PRIVATE law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

Jones Law School: 55
Alabama Average: 108
PRIVATE School Average: 146

Positions Available in Advanced Courses

  • Simulation Courses: 312
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics: 98

Students Involved in Advanced Activities

  • Field Placements: 61
  • Law Journals: 83
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials: 0

Attrition Rates

  • First Year: 39.0%
  • Second Year: 4.0%
  • Third Year: 0.0%
  • Fourth Year: 0.0%

Jones Law School Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The Jones Law School class of 2020 had an employment rate of 83% with 0% pursuing an additional degree.

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In 2020, 72.5%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 60.0%
  • Business: 13.0%
  • Government: 15.0%
  • Public Interest: 3.0%
  • Academia: 3.0%
  • Alabama: 70%
  • Georgia: 7%
  • Tennessee: 6%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 72.5%
  • First Time Takers: 80
  • Average School: 69.0%
  • Average State: 88.5%
  • Pass Difference: -19.5%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • Alabama: 88.5%
  • Passed: 40 of 58 (69.0%)
  • State Average: 88.5%
  • Difference: -19.5%