Assistant Dean and Chief Admissions Officer
J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 2001
B.A., Virginia Tech, 1998
Cordel Faulk is assistant dean and chief admissions officer at the Law School. He joined Virginia Law as a director of admissions in 2009.
Before joining the Office of Admissions, he served as director of communications, media and research for the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics. He also has worked as an adjunct professor and pre-law adviser in the Virginia Tech University Honors Program, and as an editor and columnist for the Richmond Times-Dispatch. He currently is a member of the Board of Visitors at Virginia Tech, and sits on the Virginia Historical Society Board of Trustees.
Faulk received his B.A. in political science from Virginia Tech, where he graduated summa cum laude and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. In law school at Virginia he worked as a student admissions recruiter, was a member of the UVA Honor Committee and served on the Student Bar Association’s executive board.
After law school, Faulk clerked for Judge Henry C. Morgan Jr. of the Eastern District of Virginia, then became an associate at Baker Botts in Dallas, and later at Hunton & Williams in Washington, D.C. As an attorney he focused on intellectual property, trademark, copyright, antitrust and trade regulation issues.
- "Find a Mentor to Help With Law School Applications" (U.S News & World Report, 12/03/2015)
- How Doug Wilder Changed America (The Richmond Times-Dispatch, 10/25/2009)
- Cordel Faulk Joins Law School Admissions Team (The Cavalier Daily, 10/15/2009)