Deborah Young

Professor & Director, Center for Advocacy and Clinical Education


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

B.A., summa cum laude, University of Kentucky, political science and Spanish, 1978. Phi Beta Kappa

Corning Traveling Fellow, 1978-79

J.D., cum laude, University of Michigan Law School, 1982. Associate editor and notes editor, University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform

Clerk, Judge Thomas A. Clark, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 1982-83

Practice experience: Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, 1983-1990

Academic experience: Emory University School of Law, 1990-97

Joined Cumberland faculty: 1997.

Teaching and research interests: Criminal procedure, evidence, trial advocacy

  • Expert in federal rules of evidence; criminal procedure; criminal law; and international criminal litigation. Expert in sentencing practices; co-author of Federal Sentencing Law and Practice (West Publishing).
  • Expert in rules of search and seizure, police investigative techniques and interrogations. As Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia from 1983-1990, Young worked in Transnational and Major Crimes Section, prosecuting criminal cases of espionage, bribery, fraud, conspiracy, money laundering and narcotics violations.


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