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In the News May 3

Posted: Fri, 05/03/2013 - 10:55

Dean John L. Carroll
Many have questioned why alleged Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokar Tsarnaev wasn't read his Miranda Rights when he was arrested. Cumberland School of Law Dean John Carroll told Birmingham's Fox affiliate, "There is a public safety exemption that the Supreme Court created."

In the News April 26

Posted: Fri, 04/26/2013 - 15:51

Dean John L. Carroll
Dean Carroll commented in news segments on Birmingham’s ABC affiliate about the continuing push for public release of records by the Birmingham Airport Authority. The ongoing case resulted from a recent accident in Birmingham’s new airport where a flight information board fell and killed a 10-year-old boy and injured other family members. "The more the public knows about government, the better government is," said Dean Carroll

Another Great Year for Advocacy Competitions at Cumberland School of Law: A Recap of the 2012–13 Academic Year

Posted: Wed, 04/24/2013 - 10:00

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

BLSA Members inspire Local High School Students about Law School

Posted: Wed, 04/24/2013 - 09:31

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.

In the News April 19

Posted: Fri, 04/19/2013 - 11:33

2013 Distinguished Alumnus & Young Alumnus of the Year Awards, and the 2013 Friend of the Law School Award

Posted: Wed, 04/17/2013 - 11:24

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.

Reynolds beats Waller and continues to the National Top Gun Mock Trial Competition

Posted: Tue, 04/16/2013 - 16:29

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.

In the News April 12

Posted: Fri, 04/12/2013 - 10:01

Two Cumberland Teams are Top Eight in the Nation among the 320 competing Teams

Posted: Wed, 04/10/2013 - 10:55

San Antonio, Texas: -- From April 4–6, two Cumberland School of Law trial teams competed at the National Trial Competition (NTC) in San Antonio, Texas.

In the News April 5

Posted: Wed, 04/10/2013 - 10:26

In the News March 29

Posted: Fri, 03/29/2013 - 09:23

2nd Cumberland Alumnus is President of the International Society of Barristers

Posted: Wed, 03/27/2013 - 11:01

On March 15, 2013, alumnus Michael A. Worel, from the Cumberland School of Law Class of 1981, became president of the International Society of Barristers (ISOB). Alumnus Scott A. Powell, from the Class of 1978, held this position in 2006. According to the ISOB, membership is by invitation only. In addition, there is a thorough “screening process that considers the lawyer’s ability, experience, accomplishments and ethical standards as assessed by trial lawyers and judges. The ISOB was created in 1965 and is dedicated to preserving trial by jury, the adversary system and an independent judiciary. Its founders conceived the organization to bring together the best of the trial bar in a setting devoid of partisan interests. As individuals, the Fellows of the Society are committed to the highest of ethical standards and to civility in all their personal and professional relationships.”

Cumberland Places Third at the National Client Counseling Competition

Posted: Tue, 03/26/2013 - 12:45

WACO, Texas -- The week of March 17, Cumberland School of Law’s National Client Counseling team of (pictured from left) Victoria Ebrahimi (third-year) and Kayla Schoen (second-year) advanced to the championship round of the American Bar Association’

Cumberland makes Top Eight at the South Texas Mock Trial Challenge

Posted: Tue, 03/26/2013 - 12:34

HOUSTON, Texas -- On March 20–24, Cumberland School of Law’s trial team of (pictured from left) Jackson Neal (second-year), Rebecca Hall (second-year), Cory Ricci (third-year) and Keith Knowlton (third-year) advanced to the quarterfinals at the 2nd Annual South Texas Mock Trial Challenge held at South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas. Keith Knowlton was recognized as an Outstanding Advocate in the preliminary rounds. Cumberland’s team was one of eight among 44 national teams that participated to make the quarterfinals.

In the News March 8

Posted: Fri, 03/08/2013 - 16:55

In the News March 1

Posted: Mon, 03/04/2013 - 11:56

Cumberland Dedicates the Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton Advanced Advocacy Courtroom

Posted: Wed, 02/27/2013 - 11:11

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law dedicated its newly named Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton Advanced Advocacy Courtroom on Monday, Feb. 18. A large group of judges, lawyers and students attended the ceremony. This partnership between Cumberland School of Law and law firm Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton [Hare Wynn] ensures for years to come that the law school will continue to train students in one of the finest technologically advanced teaching courtrooms in the country.

Cumberland Competes at the National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition in New York

Posted: Wed, 02/27/2013 - 10:22

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- During the weekend of Feb. 23, a team from Cumberland School of Law competed in the National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition [NELMCC] in White Plains, New York. The Cumberland team (pictured from left) of Meg Greer, Courtney Bailey, and Will Coffman participated with 72 other teams in the nation’s largest moot court competition hosted by Pace Law School. The Cumberland team was coached by Aaron McLeod (pictured far right) of Adams and Reese's Birmingham, Ala., office. 

Cumberland School of Law Team Wins ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition Regional

Posted: Wed, 02/20/2013 - 11:04

LAS VEGAS, Nevada -- A team from Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law took top honors at the Las Vegas regional round of the American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition (NAAC). The regional round was held at the Lloyd D. George U.S. Federal District Courthouse in Las Vegas, Nev., from Feb. 14–17.

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