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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
Judge John L. Carroll ’74
2014 Friend of the Law School
Susan G. Carroll
The March 2014 issue of the Alabama Lawyer magazine contains a story about Dean John L. Carroll's life.
A team from Samford University's Cumberland School of Law took first place in the regional component of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) Student Trial Advocacy Competition March 20-23 in Atlanta.
Samford University's Cumberland School of Law is once again ranked among the top 10 in "U.S. News and World Report's" 2014 list of schools with the best programs in trial advocacy training. Cumberland tied for sixth place in the category.
Late last month, Feb. 2014, Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law Adjunct Professor Donald Jackson’s spring Sports Law course, of 27 students, welcomed Southeastern Conference (SEC) Commissioner Mike Slive for a candid, intimate class discussion about his lengthy sports career. In addition, students from Jackson's fall 2013 Sports Law course were invited to attend. The fall Sports Law course focused on professional sports, whereas the spring course focuses on amateur sports.
“I was seated Sunday afternoon in the Great Room of the Cumberland School of Law, and I saw Shakespeare the way it was meant to be done,” said Courtney Haden, columnist, in the Weld of Birmingham article
On the weekend of Feb. 8, 2014, Cumberland School of Law’s Negotiation Team participated in the American Bar Association’s (ABA) National Negotiation Competition in Chicago, Ill. The competition was held in conjunction with the ABA’s mid-year meeting.
On Jan. 25, 2014, four Cumberland School of Law graduates were honored as 2013 Fellows of the Alabama Law Foundation:
The January 2014 edition of the Tennessee Bar Journal announced Charles W. “Buz” Dooley, of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Class of 1969 graduate of Cumberland School of Law, as the Tennessee Bar Association’s Harris Gilbert Pro Bono Volunteer of the Year Award recipient.
Quebec City, Canada -- At its 35th annual conference, the Council on Governmental Ethics Laws (COGEL) presented the 2013 COGEL Award to Jim Sumner, director of the Alabama Ethics Commission and 1974 graduate of Cumberland School of Law. The COGEL Award is the highest form of recognition COGEL confers. The award is presented each year to an individual who has made over a substantial period of time a significant, demonstrable and positive contribution to the field of campaign finance, elections, ethics, freedom of information or lobbying regulation.
The Birmingham Bar Association selected John Cox Hall III, a 1982 graduate of Cumberland School of Law, as its 2013 recipient of the L. Burton Barnes, III, Public Service Award.
In a recent edition of Birmingham magazine, Alumnus Randall Woodfin, Birmingham Board of Education president, and Professor David Smolin, director of Cumberland School of Law’s Center for Children, Law and Ethics, were featured as “Groundbreakers.”