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Gov. Albert Brewer 

Distinguished Professor of Law and Government & Professor Emeritus

Department: Cumberland School of Law

Degrees and Certifications

  • LL.B., University of Alabama School of Law, 1952; replaced by J.D., 1969
  • A.B., University of Alabama, Political Science and History, 1952
  • Biography

    Joined faculty in 1987

    Teaching & Research Interests: Professional Responsibility, Law Office Practice and Management, Alabama Constitutional Law

    Governor of Alabama, 1968–1971
    Lieutenant Governor of Alabama, 1967–1968
    Member of the Alabama House of Representatives, 1954–1966
    Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives, 1963–1966

    Practice experience:

    • Solo Practitioner, Decatur, Alabama, 1952–1968
    • Senior Partner, Robison, Belser, Brewer and Mancuso, Montgomery, Alabama, 1971–1979
    • Senior Partner, Brewer, Lentz, Nelson and Whitmire, Decatur, Alabama, 1979–1987


  • Chairman of the board of the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama, 1996–present; president, 1988–1996
  • Board Member, Alabama Citizens for Constitutional Reform
  • Chairman, State Constitutional Law Project at Cumberland School of Law
  • Co-Chair; Dean Search Committee, Cumberland School of Law 2000–2001
  • Publications

  • Brewer and Cole: Alabama Constitutional Law, 2d. ed. (with Charles D.Cole, Samford University Press, 1997)

  • Brewer and Cole: Alabama Constitutional Law (with Charles D. Cole, Samford University Press, 1992)
  • "Constitutional Revision in Alabama: History and Methodology," 48 Alabama Law Review 583 (1997)
  • "First- and Second-Choice Votes in Alabama," 46 The Alabama Review 83 (1993)
  • "Famous Filibusters: High Drama in the Alabama Legislature," 43 The Alabama Review 83 (1990)
  • "Alabama State Budgets and Appropriations," 55 Alabama Lawyer 344 (1994)
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      Awarded in the summer 2014 Public Interest Fellowship Program to 78 students