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Belle Howe Stoddard 

Assistant Professor & Director, Lawyering Skills and Legal Reasoning

Department: Cumberland School of Law
Office: ROBSN 

Degrees and Certifications

  • J.D., Cumberland School of Law, 1978; Founding Member, American Journal of Trial Advocacy
  • Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, Southeastern University, 1989
  • B.A., University of South Carolina, 1964, Secondary Education, Recipient of the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award
  • Biography

    Joined faculty in 2000

    Teaching & Research Interests: Legal Research and Writing, Appellate Practice; Conflict of Laws

    Practice Experience:

    • Partner; Crittenden, Cochran & Strickland
    • Associate; John E. Amari; Partner, Strickland, Stoddard & Strickland
    • Staff Attorney; Justice Janie L. Shores and Justice Thomas Woodall, Alabama Supreme Court, 1989-2000

    Awards and Honors

  • Birmingham Business Journal's Top 10 Women of the Year, 1990
  • Involvement

  • Alabama Pattern Jury Instructions Committee - Civil, Secretary
  • Former President & Vice-President, Birmingham Board of Education, 1977-87
  • Founding Member, The Women's Network
  • Board of Directors, Alabama Women's Hall of Fame at Judson College
  • Former Member, Alabama Women's Commission  
  • Leadership Birmingham, Class of 1986
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      Awarded in the summer 2014 Public Interest Fellowship Program to 78 students