Rule of Law Conference

Posted: Mon, 10/20/2008 - 15:17

ScalesThe American Bar Association is sponsoring one conference in every state devoted to a discussion of the Rule of Law. Cumberland has been chosen to host the conference for Alabama. It will take place in the Moot Court Room of the Law School on Friday, October 24. The conference is a multi-disciplinary conference which seeks to foster discussion and collaboration among various disciplines.

The conference will begin at 9:15 AM and will include a keynote address by William Winter, the former governor of Mississippi. Following Governor Winter’s address, there will be a multi-disciplinary panel discussion about the rule of law. Break out sessions will take place from 11:15 to noon and will be followed by lunch in the law school Great Room.

The schedule is as follows:

9:15 Greetings:

Tommy Wells, President of the American Bar Association
Mark White, President of the Alabama Bar Association

9:25 Introduction of Keynote Speaker:

The Honorable Albert Brewer, Former Governor of Alabama

9:30 Keynote Speaker:

The Honorable William Winter, Former Governor of Mississippi

10:00 Panel Discussion:

Judge John L. Carroll, Moderator
James McManus, Chairman & CEO, Energen Corporation
Russell Cunningham, President, Birmingham Area Chamber of Commerce
Odessa Woolfolk, Board Chair Emerita, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
Phil Hammonds, Superintendent, Jefferson County Schools
Neal Wade, Director, Alabama Development Office

11:15 Breakout Sessions

Noon Lunch in the Great Room