Jeff  Anderson
Assistant Professor and Director of the Lawyering and Legal Reasoning Program
Cumberland School of Law
Office:  Robinson Hall
Email: jander14@samford.edu

Jeff Anderson is an assistant professor of law and director of the Lawyering and Legal Reasoning (LLR) program at Cumberland School of Law. He earned a B.A. in history and political science from Furman University (1997), and a J.D./M.A. (legal history) from the University of Virginia School of Law (2000). He served as a notes editor for the Virginia Law Review.

Before joining the Cumberland faculty, Anderson worked as a law clerk to the Honorable Dennis W. Shedd of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; a litigator at large law firms in Birmingham, Alabama, and Washington, D.C.; and an Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama. In 19 years of practice, Anderson gained extensive experience in general and appellate litigation in federal and state courts across the country.

Teaching and Research Interests: Legal research and writing; appellate advocacy; civil and criminal procedure; evidence; federal courts; legal history.

Degrees and Certifications

  • J.D./M.A. (History), University of Virginia School of Law, 2000
  • B.A. (History and Political Science), summa cum laude, Furman University, 1997