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
Dean John L. Carroll
Another Great Year for Advocacy Competitions at Cumberland School of Law: A Recap of the 2012–13 Academic Year
In June 2013, Jennifer Reynolds will represent the law school at the National Top Gun Mock Trial Competition in Waco, Texas, after a tough battle between the former third-year trial team members, Keith Knowlton, Cory Ricci and Chambers
Birmingham, Alabama: -- On Wednesday, April 17, 2013, six Cumberland School of Law students from the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) presented a mini-trial version of the United States v. Andre Clark case file to a group of area minority high school students. The event was part of the Minority Pre-Law Conference held at Birmingham Southern College. Marcus Maples with Sirote & Permutt invited the law students to participate in the event.
2013 Distinguished Alumnus & Young Alumnus of the Year Awards, and the 2013 Friend of the Law School Award
Birmingham, Alabama: -- At the 2013 Reunion Weekend, John L. Carroll, dean and Ethel P. Malugen Professor of Law, announced the 2013 Distinguished Alumnus and Young Alumnus of the Year awards, and the 2013 Friend of the Law School award. Please join Cumberland School of Law to congratulate Rodney Max, Class of 1975, Jacob A.
The Top Gun National Mock Trial Competition is designed to provide a forum for recognition and competition among the nation’s best student advocates. Invited to this competition are 16 of the nation’s most successful trial advocacy school.