Ramona Carroll Albin

Ramona Carroll Albin

Assistant Professor and Director of the Advocacy Program

Cumberland School of Law

Office: Robinson Hall 
Email: ralbin@samford.edu
Phone: 205-726-2866

Joined the faculty in 2017

Teaching and Research Interests: Trial Advocacy, Appellate Advocacy, Criminal Law and Procedure, and Evidence. Professor Albin’s research interests include issues of race, gender, and access to the criminal justice system and issues surrounding Institutional Review Board structure and function.

Practice Experience

  • Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama
  • Assistant District Attorney, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
  • Assistant District Attorney, Bexar County, Texas

Before joining the Cumberland faculty, Professor Albin worked as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama for over 10 years. Albin handled criminal trial and appellate litigation. She was also Chief of the Appellate Division and argued numerous cases before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Earlier in her career, Albin worked as an Assistant District Attorney in Texas and Massachusetts. Albin graduated from Wesleyan University and the University of Texas School of Law. She also received a Masters of Public Health Degree from Boston University. She is a member of the Alabama, California, Massachusetts, Michigan, and Texas State Bar and is admitted to practice before the federal district courts in the Northern and Middle Districts of Alabama, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.

Degrees and Certifications

  • BA, Wesleyan University
  • JD, University of Texas School of Law
  • MPH, Boston University School of Public Health

Involvement and Awards

  • Member, Eleventh Circuit Appellate Practice Institute Steering Committee, 2011 – present
  • Treasurer, Appellate Practice Section, State Bar of Alabama, 2009 – present
  • Co-Chair, Eleventh Circuit Appellate Practice Institute (ECAPI V), Montgomery, AL, August 2014
  • Member, Federal Bar Association, 2015 – present
  • Member, Birmingham Bar Association, 2009 – present
  • Member, Shores-Vance Inn of Court, 2011 – present
  • B-Metro Magazine, named a Top Lawyer in Birmingham, AL, 2016
  • B-Metro Magazine, named a Top Women Attorney in Birmingham, AL, 2015, 2016

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Alabama
  • State Bar of Massachusetts
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of California
  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern and Middle Districts of Alabama