Let me briefly introduce you to Appalachian School of Law.

It is a quiet yet dynamic retreat for students to learn the law, make lifelong relationships, and discover their futures.

Stationed among the soaring mountains of Appalachia, ASL is an ideal environment for an intellectually transformative and experiential education. Our outstanding and decorated faculty will introduce you to the mosaic architecture of the law and offer you practical, effective strategies for mastering it.

Early in your law school experience, we will help you develop a bar exam preparation plan customized to your needs and assist you with trained coaches. Our goal is to prepare you for success in any area of practice you later pursue. Our graduates have gone on to thriving careers as private attorneys, judges, JAG lawyers, pro bono lawyers, professors, and public servants. We see your success as the very definition of our success.

The law school experience will be rigorous. It will challenge you to be a more organized and intricate researcher and thinker. You will also be trained in the demanding, yet gratifying craft of writing — an essential tool of lawyers. Your three-year journey will expose you to many areas of law and present you with opportunities to imagine your future in the legal profession. Whatever path you later choose, I trust that you will be fully prepared for it. That is my singular focus as your Dean.

In short, we hope that you launch your legal career at ASL. We will journey together with optimism, determination, and confidence.

B. Keith Faulkner
President and Dean