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.
Herbert W. Peterson, longtime professor at Samford University's Cumberland School of Law, died Aug. 2, 2013, at age 96.
He graduated from Birmingham School of Law at age 19, and served with the U.S. Army JAG Corps in England in World War II. He remained an active reservist for 30 years, retiring as a lieutenant colonel.
Raleigh, North Carolina -- The Honorable Julian Mann III, a member of the Cumberland School of Law Class of 1974 and president of the National Alumni Association, was reappointed by the North Carolina Supreme Court for a seventh (7th) term as director and chief administrative hearing officer for the State of North Carolina, Office of Administrative Hearings.
Cumberland School of Law welcomes the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association to campus for its annually Bibb Allen Memorial Trial Academy.
Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. – Theodore J. Leopold, from the Cumberland School of Law Class of 1987 and managing partner in the consumer justice law firm of Leopold Law, P.A., has been unanimously elected president for the Public Justice Foundation.
Woodrow Hartzog, a law professor at Samford University's Cumberland School of Law, has established himself as an expert in the burgeoning field of privacy law. He spoke recently at Facebook's corporate headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., on the topic, &q
Montgomery, Ala., July 20, 2013 – Anthony A. Joseph, a shareholder in the Birmingham law firm of Maynard Cooper & Gale PC, has been chosen president of the 17,300-member Alabama State Bar. Joseph will assume office following the state bar’s annual meeting July 17-20, 2013.
Joseph will focus much of his one-year term on expanding the opportunity for access to justice to those Alabamians without the financial ability to retain legal assistance, addressing policy changes that support quality indigent defense and continuing the Bar’s public initiatives to ensure adequate funding for the courts.
On the morning of Friday, July 12, Cumberland School of Law’s mock trial training was mentioned on National Public Radio (NPR).
“That’s going beyond merely keeping an official ‘in the loop,’ for example, by being at a remote terminal reviewing potential or questionable citations,” said Professor Hartzog in the June 4 ars technica article “Iowa City to ban red-light cameras, drones, and license plate readers too.” To access this article, go to http://tinyurl.com/ma8h98m.
Dean John L. Carroll