Henry C. Strickland III has been named dean of Samford University's Cumberland School of Law, effective July 1, 2014. He succeeds John L. Carroll Jr., who is retiring after 13 years.
The announcement was made Dec. 13 and follows a national search.
On the weekend of Nov. 9, 2013, Cumberland School of Law’s negotiation team of April Jackson MacLennan and Ricky Coates came in second at the American Bar Association Regional Negotiation Competition held at University of Louisville’s Brandeis School of Law in Louisville, Kentucky. It is likely this team will be invited to compete at the national competition.
A team from Samford University's Cumberland School of Law won the National Civil Trial Competition (NCTC) in Los Angeles, Calif., the weekend of Nov. 8-10, 2013.
Birmingham, Ala.: From Oct. 31 to Nov. 3, Cumberland School of Law was the host school for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy Tournament of Champions (TOC). The TOC is the premier trial competition involving the top student advocates in the nation.
On Wednesday, November 13, at 1:30 p.m., the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals will hold oral argument in the John L. Carroll Moot Courtroom of Cumberland School of Law.
For the 2013–14 academic year, third-year law students William "Carter" Montgomery of Hartselle, Ala., left, and Joseph Echols of Augusta, Ga, right, are the recipients of the Rodney Max Fellowship.
On Thursday, Nov. 7, the Center for Children, Law and Ethics will host Jane Jeong Trenka and Kim Park Nelson, two of the leading personalities in the large, growing and diverse adoptee movement, as well as key voices specifically on Korean adoptions.
At the Celebration of Excellence of the American Inns of Court held at the Supreme Court of the United States this past Saturday, October 19, Judge Joel F. Dubina, of the Class of 1973, was awarded the Lewis F. Powell Award for Professionalism and Ethics.
Cassandra Adams, director of the Cumberland Community Mediation Center (CCMC) and Public Interest Program, has been appointed a new "special judge" in Jefferson County Family Court in charge of the court’s Paternity Service Docke
Birmingham, Ala. -- In an email to alumni, friends of the law school, faculty and staff, Judge John L. Carroll, dean and Ethel P. Malugen Professor of Law, announced the launch of Cumberland School of Law’s capital campaign public phase.
Cumberland School of Law is the 2013 host of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy Tournament of Champions (TOC). The TOC starts October 31 and ends November 3.
Samford University's Cumberland School of Law will celebrate the American Bar Association's National Pro Bono Week with a free educational program for lawyers and several free legal clinics for community members performed by volunteer lawyers and law students.
On Wed., September 25, at 1:30 p.m., the Alabama Constitutional Revision Commission meets in the John L. Carroll Moot Courtroom. The Constitutional Revision Commission was formed in 2011 through a Senate Joint Resolution passed by the Alabama Legislature. The charge of the Commission was to propose revisions to eleven of the articles of the Alabama Constitution.
This past Sunday, September 15, 2013, marked the 50th Anniversary of the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church here in Birmingham, Ala. It was a heinous act, but the impetus for many of the important reforms in the struggle for equality in our country.
On Thursday, Sept. 12, at 11 a.m. in the John L. Carroll Moot Courtroom, John Lentine ’87 will be the first speaker of the 2013 Cordell Hull Speakers Forum. This event is free and open to the public.