Cumberland To Host NITA Tournament of Champions

Posted: Thu, 10/03/2013 - 08:59

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. 

Pro Bono Month at Cumberland To Offer Free Legal Clinics to the Community

Posted: Wed, 10/02/2013 - 18:28

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.

Cumberland to host an Alabama Constitutional Revision Commission Meeting

Posted: Fri, 09/20/2013 - 12:17

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.

Doug Jones ’79 Tells The Prosecution Story of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church Bombing

Posted: Tue, 09/17/2013 - 14:01

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.

In the News Spet. 13

Posted: Fri, 09/13/2013 - 16:30

Cordell Hull Speakers Forum: Gideon v. Wainwright

Posted: Wed, 09/11/2013 - 10:06

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.

In the News Aug 30

Posted: Fri, 08/30/2013 - 14:02

In the News Aug 23

Posted: Wed, 08/28/2013 - 10:56

Longtime Cumberland Professor Peterson Dies at Age 96

Posted: Tue, 08/13/2013 - 09:53

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.

N.C. Supreme Court Appoints Judge Mann '74 to 7th Term

Posted: Thu, 08/08/2013 - 14:45

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.

Bibb Allen Memorial Trial Academy at Cumberland

Posted: Thu, 08/08/2013 - 09:40

Cumberland School of Law welcomes the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association to campus for its annually Bibb Allen Memorial Trial Academy.

Theodore Leopold, Cumberland Class of 1987, Elected President of Public Justice Foundation

Posted: Thu, 07/25/2013 - 16:09

Ted LeopoldPalm 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.

Prof. Hartzog Travels to Facebook’s HQs to Talk Privacy Law

Posted: Tue, 07/23/2013 - 10:29

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

Third Consecutive Cumberland Alumnus is President of the Alabama State Bar, Alumni Awards

Posted: Mon, 07/22/2013 - 09:35

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. 

Cumberland is mentioned on NPR

Posted: Wed, 07/17/2013 - 15:03

On the morning of Friday, July 12, Cumberland School of Law’s mock trial training was mentioned on National Public Radio (NPR).

In the News June 21

Posted: Fri, 06/21/2013 - 15:08

Prof. Brannon Denning

Professor Brannon Denning released on the Social Science Research Network his recent paper, “One Toke Over the (State) Line: Constitutional Restrictions on State 'Pot Tourism' Restrictions.” To access this paper, go to

In the News June 7

Posted: Thu, 06/06/2013 - 14:40

Prof. Woodrow Hartzog

“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

In the News May 24

Posted: Thu, 05/23/2013 - 10:06

Professor Alyssa A. DiRusso

On May 20-23, Professor Alyssa A. DiRusso attended the annual conference of the American Law Institute in Washington, D.C.  Prof. DiRusso is part of the Members Consultative Group on the Principles of Charitable Nonprofit Organizations.

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