FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS download a pre-orientation checklist here


TRANSFER STUDENTS Download a Transfer Pre-Orientation Checklist here


Pay Your Seat Deposits

To secure your seat in the Class of 2017, you will need to pay two non-refundable seat deposits. Your seat deposits will be credited toward your fall 2014 tuition. For information about seat deposit amounts and due dates, please refer to your acceptance letter.

Financial Aid

Official Transcripts

Although we received a copy of your transcript with your LSDAS report, you must also arrange to have your undergraduate registrar’s office send an official transcript that clearly shows the date you received your Bachelor’s degree. The official transcript should be mailed to: Cumberland School of Law Office of Admission, 800 Lakeshore Drive, Birmingham AL 35229.

Immunization Form

Samford University requires all incoming students to submit vaccination documentation. The immunization record form must be submitted directly to Health Services at or taken to the Health Services office, located in F. Page Seibert Hall. If you have questions regarding your immunization record form, please contact Health Services at (205) 726-2835. Please note, you risk incurring a $150 fine and a hold on your student account if you delay in submitting the form.

Registering & Preparing For Classes

1L Summer Courses - Cumberland School of Law offers its entering first-year (1L) students the option to take two elective law courses, totaling five credit hours, the summer before the first fall semester of enrollment. The summer electives start in June and the fall semester starts in late August.


Schedules, Assignments, and Textbooks

First-year students are registered for classes and able to access their class schedules in early July. Please click the link above to learn about your first assignments and textbooks. Additionally, you may click here to be redirected to the postings of first class assignments.

Transfer students, please download the checklist at the top of this page and refer to it for information on how to register for classes.

Summer 2014 Reading List

The summer reading list includes one book that is required reading for all first-year students.

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