2013 National Institute for Trial Advocacy Tournament of Champions

Posted: Fri, 11/08/2013 - 17:59

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.

The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals to Hold Oral Argument at Cumberland School of Law

Posted: Wed, 11/06/2013 - 13:28

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.

In the News November 2013

Posted: Wed, 11/06/2013 - 10:35

Echols and Montgomery Receive the 2013-14 Rod Max Fellowships

Posted: Wed, 11/06/2013 - 10:22

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.

Leading Voices of the Adoptee Movement and Korean Adoptions to Visit the Law School

Posted: Wed, 11/06/2013 - 09:56

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. 

Judge Dubina ’73 Receives Award From the American Inns of Court

Posted: Wed, 10/23/2013 - 11:12

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.

Adams Receives Special Judge Appointment

Posted: Tue, 10/22/2013 - 13:01

Cassandra AdamsCassandra 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

Dean Carroll Announces “Pride. Promise. People.,” a $15 Million Capital Campaign

Posted: Thu, 10/10/2013 - 09:43

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 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.

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