B. Keith Faulkner
B. Keith Faulkner serves as Campbell Law’s Vice Dean for Administration & External Relations following a one-year term as Interim Dean for the 2012-13 academic year. Dean Faulkner previously held the positions of Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Administration and Associate Dean for External Relations at the law school since his arrival in 2004.
In July 2013 Campbell University President Jerry Wallace announced Dean Faulkner as the next dean of Campbell University’s Lundy-Fetterman School of Business, effective Jan. 1, 2014.
Campbell Law enjoyed significant success under Dean Faulkner’s leadership as Interim Dean, leading the state in both first-time and overall bar passage, as well as collecting the institution’s highest ever ranking as a top tier law school in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools 2014 guidebook. In addition Campbell Law’s advocacy program also competed for three national championships, collecting the title at the 2013 South Texas Mock Trial Challenge, and the law school began the process of incorporating a visit to Campbell University’s main campus as a part of orientation for first-year students. Dean Faulkner also led the creation of the Campbell Law mentorship program, the Public Interest Fellow Program, and the “Study & Service in Panama” class mission trip, helped establish nine new scholarships including the Norman Adrian Wiggins Law Faculty & Staff Endowed Scholarship, implemented the SBA Past Presidents Dinner, enjoyed a 100 percent participation in the annual university-wide employee giving campaign, engaged with hundreds of alumni, and expanded the development department to include a director of alumni relations & annual giving.
Prior to Campbell Law, Dean Faulkner served as a litigation associate at one of North Carolina’s largest law firms, Hedrick Gardner Kincheloe & Garofalo, LLP in Wilmington. Boasting a diverse professional background, Dean Faulkner’s past experience also includes partnership in a private practice, eight years of service in the United States Navy as a submariner, nuclear power plant operator, and instructor in the Nuclear Power Training Pipeline.
Extremely active in the profession and community, Dean Faulkner serves on many boards and bar related committees, including the American Bar Association Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar Data Policy Committee, the North Carolina Bar Association's Professionalism Committee, the Wake County Bar Association's Professionalism and Public Service Committees, and North Carolina Prisoner Legal Services Board, where he serves as treasurer. In September 2012 Dean Faulkner joined the Downtown Raleigh Alliance Board of Directors, and in December 2012 he was elected to serve on the Wake County Bar Association & Tenth Judicial District Bar 2013 Board of Directors. He was also elected Susie Sharp Inn of Court President in March 2013.
Dean Faulkner teaches courses at Campbell Law on topics including Law Practice Management, Start Your Own Law Firm, and Pre-trial Litigation. He previously served as a visiting professor in Campbell University's Lundy-Fetterman School of Business, teaching classes on business ethics and business regulation.
A native of Star, N.C., Dean Faulkner completed his undergraduate studies at Charleston Southern University in 1998 prior to obtaining his J.D. / M.B.A. dual degree from Campbell Law and Campbell University’s Lundy-Fetterman School of Business in 2001.
BS (Business Administration, Finance emphasis), Charleston Southern University
JD, Campbell Law School
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B. Keith Faulkner
Vice Dean for Administration & External Relations