Every campus has its own culture, and Cumberland School of Law is proud of its long history, its dynamic present and its exciting future.

photo of Woodrow Hartzog

Something that is rarely understood at the prospective student stage is how important the relationship with faculty and fellow students will be in their careers ahead. I received priceless counsel from the faculty here during my undergrad and law school days that helped me make life decisions about the kind of legal professional I wanted to be.

Dr. Woodrow Hartzog '03, Starnes Professor of Law, Cumberland School of Law
Hartzog earned his B.A. from Samford University, J.D. from Cumberland School of Law, LL.M. from The George Washington University Law School and Ph.D. from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

As one of the oldest law schools in the nation, our institution has benefited from an exceptional academic reputation, an expansive network of alumni and a physical campus that is recognized as one of the most beautiful in the country. But what is the essence of our culture?

Our culture is made up of determined and driven students who have both purpose and compassion. Our future lawyers are genuinely supported through small class sizes, incredible international study and internship opportunities, and a faculty who care deeply about student success.