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.

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’

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