Belle Howe Stoddard

Assistant Professor & Director, Lawyering Skills and Legal Reasoning


Cumberland School of Law
Samford University
800 Lakeshore Dr.
Birmingham, AL 35229


B.A., University of South Carolina, 1964, secondary education. Recipient of the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award.
Graduate studies, Emory University, history, 1965
J.D., Cumberland School of Law, 1978. Founding member, American Journal of Trial Advocacy
Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, Southeastern University, 1989
Practice experience: Associate, John E. Amari; Partner, Strickland, Stoddard & Strickland; Partner, Crittenden, Cochran & Strickland; Staff Attorney, Justice Janie L. Shores and Justice Thomas Woodall, Alabama Supreme Court, 1989-2000
Joined Cumberland faculty: 2000
Teaching and research interests: Legal research and writing; appellate practice; Conflict of Laws
  • Alabama Pattern Jury Instructions Committee - Civil, Secretary
  • Former president and vice-president of the Birmingham Board of Education, 1977-87
  • Founding member, The Women's Network
  • Board of Directors, Alabama Women's Hall of Fame at Judson College
  • Former member, Alabama Women's Commission
  • Leadership Birmingham, Class of 1986
  • Birmingham Business Journal's Top 10 Women of the Year, 1990


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