Campus & Directions

Samford University is Alabama’s largest private educational institution, including 10 colleges and professionals schools. Cumberland School of Law is one of the oldest law schools in the nation and is an integral part of the historic campus.

Turn off Lakeshore Drive, and you’ll be greeted by roughly 200 verdant acres nestled between Red and Shades Mountains, Georgian Colonial–style architecture and a welcoming community of dedicated scholars.

The law school is located inside Memory Leake Robinson Hall:

  • After entering the main gate of Samford University, take the first right onto Montague Drive.
  • Continue straight at the stop sign and pass the science center on your right. Continue through two more stop signs.
  • At the second stop sign, take a left onto Riley Road.
NOTE: Parking on Riley Road is for faculty and staff. Parking for visitors and students is in the northeast parking deck, located on Montague Drive to the right of Riley Road.

Turn-by-Turn Directions

Directions from Birmingham International Airport

Directions from Birmingham International Airport

Directions from Nashville, Tennessee (North):

Take I-65 South toward Huntsville (crossing into Alabama)
Merge onto I-20 East / I-59 North via Exit 261A on the left toward Atlanta/Gadsden
Merge onto US-31 South / AL-3 South via Exit 126A
Merge onto Lakeshore Drive / AL-149
Samford University's main gate will be on the right

Directions from Atlanta, Georgia (East):

Take I-20 West (crossing into Alabama)
Merge onto I-459 South via Exit 136 toward Montgomery
Merge onto US-280 West/AL-38 West via Exit 19 toward Mountain Brook
Take the AL-149 exit toward Homewood/Mountain Brook (signs for Samford)
Turn left onto Shades Creek Parkway/AL-149
Continue past the Brookwood Mall
Continue straight and the road becomes Lakeshore Drive
Samford University's main gate will be on the right

Directions from Montgomery, Alabama (South):

Take I-65 North
Take Lakeshore Drive, Exit 255
Take the ramp toward Green Springs Highway on right
Continue straight at first traffic light and road becomes Lakeshore Drive
Continue past the first gate for Samford University on left and enter second larger main gate

Directions from Jackson, Mississippi (West):

Take I-20 East toward Flowood/Meridian (crossing into Alabama)
Merge onto I-459 North via Exit 106 toward Gadsden/Atlanta
Merge onto I-65 North via Exit 15 toward Birmingham
Take Lakeshore Drive, Exit 255
Take the ramp toward Green Springs Highway on right
Continue straight at first traffic light and road becomes Lakeshore Drive
Continue past the first gate for Samford University on left and enter in second larger main gate