A Peek at the 2014 Summer Cambridge, England, Study Abroad Program—Including a Visit from Lithuanian Alumna Raulinaityte ’98
By Vice Dean [ret.] James Lewis
Every year, Cumberland School of Law alumni are honored at the Alabama State Bar Annual Meeting. At the 2014 Bar Meeting held in Destin, Fla., Anthony A. Joseph’s (’80) term ended as the 2013-14 Alabama State Bar President. Before Joseph’s term closed, he honored fellow alumni, among others, with Ala. State Bar awards.
At the 2014 Cumberland School of Law graduation ceremony, Samford Provost and Executive Vice President Brad Creed announced that the Samford Board of Trustees had approved a new award, the John L.
The Morgan County, Ala., Bar Association passed a resolution to recognize annually an individual for outstanding public service to the community. The award will be called the Albert P. Brewer Award for Outstanding Public Service. Gov. Brewer was named the first recipient of the award.
Dean John L. Carroll urged graduates of Samford University's Cumberland School of Law to place a high priority on service as they enter the legal profession.
Mary Ann Etzler ’95 is a partner at the law firm of Miller Etzler, P.L., Orlando, Fla. Since July 2001, Etzler has been a plaintiff and defense litigator with a focus on commercial, general business, real estate, lender and banking issues, construction, and environmental law, as well as related collection, contract and insurance disputes. She is licensed to practice in federal and state court and Etzler's areas of practice involve all aspects of trial, mediation and arbitration. In addition, she serves as a Guardian ad Litem for abused, abandoned and neglected children and is a Certified Circuit Civil Mediator.
Cumberland Finishes Top 8 of 220 Teams in the Nation Competing in the 2014 American Association for Justice Competition
After taking first place at the regional component of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) Student Trial Advocacy Competition in Atlanta, Ga., Rushton “Rush” G. Thrift, Matthew “Matt” D. Woodham, John R. Spade and Spenser H. Templeton continued to the national rounds in Santa Monica, Calif., from April 10-13. The journey west resulted in a trip to the quarter-final round.
A team from Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law took second place out of 30 teams at the South Texas College of Law Mock Trial Challenge (STMC) March 27-30, 2014, in Houston.
2014 Distinguished Alumnus