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Prof. Wendy Greene Presents Paper at the 7th Annual Labor and Employment Law Colloquium

Posted: Wed, 09/19/2012 - 08:46

height=ProfOn September 14th, Professor Wendy Greene presented her most recent paper titled, “Categorical Discrimination,” during the 7th Annual Labor and Employment Law Colloquium co-hosted by the Loyola-Chicago University and Northwestern Univers

Denning’s Article is No. 1 on SSRN for the last 60 Day Period

Posted: Mon, 09/17/2012 - 16:15

Professor Brannon P. Denning’s recent article co-authored with Glenn H. Reynolds titled “National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius: Five Takes” was the number one download on SSSN.com (Social Science Research Network) for the last 60 day period from July 19, 2012 to September 17, 2012.

Cumberland’s Works-in-Progress Series

Posted: Mon, 09/17/2012 - 14:34

Professor Angela Onwuachi-Willig is pictured at the lecternProfessor Angela Onwuachi-Willig of the University of Iowa College of Law was the first presenter in Cumberland School of Law Faculty’s Works-in-Progress Series. During her presentation, she discussed her forthcoming book: According to Our Hearts: Lessons on Race, Family, and Law From Rhinelander v. Rinelander (Yale University Press).

Cumberland School of Law Announces Members of the National Trial Team

Posted: Wed, 09/12/2012 - 16:10

There have been 16 exceptional law students selected from the student body of Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law to join the National Trial Team.  In the 2012–13 academic year, these members will continue the law school’s tradition in trial advocacy excellence.  Cumberland School of Law is currently recognized nationally by U.S. News as the No. four trial advocacy program. 

Johnson’s Article to Appear in the TEMPLE POLITICAL & CIVIL RIGHTS LAW REVIEW

Posted: Tue, 09/11/2012 - 16:38

Professor Rusty Johnson’s recent article, “Disambiguating the Disparate Impact Claim,” will be published in the fall 2012 issue of the Temple Political & Civil Rights Law Review. The abstract from Professor Johnson’s article can be read below.

Cumberland's Ross & Walthall Invested As Academic Chair Holders

Posted: Fri, 09/07/2012 - 15:07

Pictured from left to right Walthall, Ross and Westmoreland

Longtime professors William G. Ross and Howard P. Walthall were invested as holders of academic chairs at a ceremony Thursday at Samford University's Cumberland School of Law.

Ross was named the Lucille Stewart Beeson Professor of Law.  Walthall was named the Leslie S. Wright Professor of Law.

Denning’s Recent Article to Appear in the HASTINGS CONSTITUTIONAL LAW QUARTERLY

Posted: Thu, 09/06/2012 - 11:58

Brannon DenningLaw Professor Brannon P. Denning’s recent article co-authored with Glenn H. Reynolds, “National Federation of Independent Business v.

Gordon T. Saad Moot Court Competition

Posted: Thu, 09/06/2012 - 10:20

The Herbert W. Peterson Competition

Posted: Wed, 09/05/2012 - 09:18

On the weekend of August 25th there were 52 Alabama attorneys and judges that converged on Cumberland School of Law’s campus for the first rounds of the 2012 Herbert W. Peterson National Trial Team Competition. “The Peterson,” as it is referred to in the halls of the law school, serves as the vehicle for selecting Cumberland School of Law’s national trial teams.

2012-13 Rodney Max Fellowship: The CCMC has opened Applications to Cumberland Law Students

Posted: Tue, 08/28/2012 - 17:03

The Cumberland Community Mediation Center (CCMC) is accepting applications from Cumberland School of Law students for the Rodney Max Mediation Fellowship. 

Dean & Law Professor Traveled to Brazil for an Alternative Dispute Resolution Conference

Posted: Mon, 08/27/2012 - 11:46

From August 23 to 25, John L. Carroll, dean at Cumberland School of Law, and Michael D. Floyd, law professor and director of international studies at Cumberland School of Law, traveled to São Paulo, Brazil, to participate in the alternative dispute resolution conference titled “Mudança de Cultura pela Composição de Litígios (translated into English, Cultural Change for the Settlement of Disputes).”  The conference was hosted by Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV), a highly respected Brazilian university with campuses in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and Brasilia.  FGV has an enormous online presence in Brazil:

Dean Carroll Delays Cumberland Retirement to Enable a More Complete Dean Search

Posted: Mon, 08/20/2012 - 14:10

Judge John L. Carroll, dean of Samford University's Cumberland School of Law, has delayed his announced retirement a full year to enable the university to conduct a more complete search for his successor.  Judge Carroll will now retire as dean June 30, 2014, instead of June 30, 2013, as he announced in June of this year.

The delay comes at the request of Samford President Andrew Westmoreland and Provost and Executive Vice President Brad Creed, who cited the need for additional time to complete the search for a new law dean.

Bailey Thomson Alabama Citizens for Constitutional Reform (ACCR) Annual Meeting Held at the Law School

Posted: Mon, 08/13/2012 - 13:49

Samford University's Cumberland School of Law Dean John Carroll welcomed approximately 100 people attending the Bailey Thomson Alabama Citizens for Constitutional Reform (ACCR) annual meeting Saturday, Aug. 11, to the birthplace of the "rebirth" of concern over the antiquated 1901 Alabama Constitution. He cited former president of Samford, the late Thomas E.

ADLA Arrives on Campus for Their Trial Academy

Posted: Fri, 08/10/2012 - 11:23

Cumberland School of Law welcomes the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association (ADLA) to its campus for their Trial Academy.

According to its website “the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association has a membership of over 1,100 attorneys dedicated to the defense of civil actions and the promotion of fairness and integrity in the civil justice system.”

The Law School Remembers a “Creative, Relentless and Caring Advocate”

Posted: Wed, 08/08/2012 - 14:16

“She gave me my freedom. I couldn't have asked for a better lawyer.”

“…creative, relentless and caring advocate for those whom some viewed as the least among us.”

Alumna Named National Vice President of Largest Women’s Fraternal Organization in the World

Posted: Tue, 07/31/2012 - 13:42

Anna Funderburk Buckner has been elected as Chi Omega Fraternity’s National Vice President for the 2012-2014 biennium. She brings many years of national and local volunteer involvement.

Anna is an initiate of the Alpha Beta Chapter of Chi Omega at Auburn University, where she graduated with a B.S. and later earned her Master of Business Administration. She also holds a J.D. from Cumberland School of Law. 

Welcome to Cumberland the Southern Public Defender Training Center

Posted: Fri, 07/27/2012 - 15:59

Cumberland School of Law will host on campus, from July 28 through August 11, 2012, the Summer 2012 Institute for the Southern Public Defender Training Center (SPDTC). The SPDTC is headquartered in Atlanta, GA. This is the sixth consecutive year for the Center to hold its annual training program at the law school.

Summer 2012 James O. Haley Federal Trial Competition

Posted: Wed, 07/25/2012 - 16:25

Congratulations to the following law students for placing at the Summer 2012 James O. Haley Federal Trial Competition. Thank you to everyone who participated and helped make this program a success.

Winners:
Jennifer Reynolds & Patrick Hinchey

Runner-ups:
Nick Rayburn & Andy Seitz

Professor Wendy Greene has been invited to attend White House Forum

Posted: Wed, 07/18/2012 - 09:21

Wendy Greene, associate professor and director of faculty development at Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law, has been invited to attend a special event at the White House on Monday, July 23, 2012.  The event is the African American Women's Forum.  At the event, White House officials will be briefing as well as dialoguing attendees on policy issues affecting African American women.

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