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Cumberland’s Unique Book Clubs for Students, Staff & Faculty Turn 5

Posted: Wed, 10/03/2012 - 15:59

Several years ago at Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law, students expressed an interest in convening in small groups with faculty to discuss interesting and thought provoking topics outside the classroom. In response to that interest, the Cumberland Book Clubs were launched. Professors volunteered to lead the discussions, and they selected books that formed the basis for those discussions. In addition, the law school reimburses the cost of the book to each member.

Cordell Hull Speakers Forum to host the Head of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings's Insurance Section

Posted: Tue, 10/02/2012 - 12:31

Cumberland School of Law's Cordell Hull Speakers Forum is proud to welcome J. S. 'Chris' Christie to the John L. Carroll Moot Courtroom on October 4, 2012, at 11 a.m. 

Alumnus Robert Boland talks Sports in USA TODAY in the shadow of NFL Replacement Refs

Posted: Fri, 09/28/2012 - 13:40

In a recent USA TODAY Sports story written by Erik Brady, Cumberland School of Law alumnus Robert Boland '95, is quoted at length about sports commissioners.  This article is written in the wave of the recent heat the NFL commissioner received from the usage of replacement referees.

Prof W Greene's Article Makes SSRN's Top Ten

Posted: Thu, 09/27/2012 - 08:32

In its first week of posting, Professor Wendy Greene’s most recent article, “Categorical Discrimination,” was listed on SSRN’s (Social Science Research Network) Top Ten download list for the week of September 17th for: Employment Law eJournal; LSN: Employment Discrimination; LSN: Employment Tort Law; and LSN: Legislation (Private Law - Discrimination).

Cumberland School of Law to sponsor CNN Journalist at Atlanta Press Club

Posted: Tue, 09/25/2012 - 12:25

Cumberland School of Law is proud to sponsor The Atlanta Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon, September 25th, 2012.

CNN Senior analyst and award winning journalist, Jeffrey Toobin, will speak and sign copies of his latest book, The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court.

Two Alumni Receive the BBJ’s Outstanding Corporate Counsel Award

Posted: Thu, 09/20/2012 - 11:53

In the recent issue of The Birmingham Business Journal, the journal published their inaugural Corporate Counsel Awards.  These awards were established to honor Birmingham corporate attorneys.  These awards set out to look at the contributions each recipient has made to their respective employer.

Cumberland School of Law Celebrates Alabama Appleseed’s National Welcoming Week

Posted: Thu, 09/20/2012 - 08:56

On Thursday, September 20, 2012, from 5 to 8 p.m., Cumberland School of Law’s Community Mediation Center & Public Interest Project celebrated National Welcoming Week by participating in a pantry stock to benefit the YWCA and the Church of the Reconciler.  The law school part

Doug Jones to speak at Cumberland's Called to the Bar Program

Posted: Wed, 09/19/2012 - 15:22

Doug Jones Cumberland Class of 1979On September 20, 2012, at 1:30 p.m. in the John L. Carroll Moot Courtroom, Doug Jones, a 1979 alumnus of Cumberland School of Law, will be the first of the Called to the Bar speakers for the 2012-13 academic year. He is a former United States Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama and is currently with the law firm Haskell Slaughter Young & Rediker, LLC located in Birmingham. At Haskell Slaughter, Mr. Jones represents individual, institutional and corporate clients in complex civil and criminal litigation.

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:

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