Lynn  Hogewood
Director of Academic Support
Cumberland School of Law
Office:  Robinson Hall
Email: ldhogewo@samford.edu
Phone: 205-726-4251

Joined the faculty as an instructor in Lawyering and Legal Reasoning in 2007.

Teaching & Research Interests

Legal research and writing, bar examination and preparation, Nonprofit Organizations, Conflict of Laws, contemplative and mindful lawyering strategies, academic success and study strategies.  Her research interests include educational psychology, contemplative and mindful legal education, legal education and assessment, higher education policy and procedure, and life span development of young adults.

Practice Experience

  • Law Office of Lynn D. Hogewood

Before attending Cumberland School of Law, she worked as a legal assistant in civil litigation for seven years.  Prior to joining the faculty at Cumberland School of Law, she contracted with attorneys in Alabama to provide outside legal research and writing services.  Working with the LLR program at Cumberland for over 10 years, she witnessed firsthand the academic challenges first-year law students faced, and she started researching more about academic success with an emphasis on wellness and professionalism.  In 2016, Cumberland created the Academic Support Program, where she combines her interest and research to support students from pre-matriculation through passing the bar exam.

Degrees and Certifications

  • B.A., Samford University
  • J.D., Cumberland School of Law
  • M.A., Educational Psychology, University of Alabama – Candidate, December 2021
  • 200hr Yoga Teacher Training Certification from LifePower Yoga
  • Koru Mindfulness Teacher-in-Training

Involvement

  • Member, Alabama Bar Association, 2003 – present
    • Quality of Life, Health, and Wellness Task Force
  • Member, Birmingham Bar Association, 2019 – present
  • Member, Association of Academic Support Educators – 2016 – present
  • Member, Legal Writing Institute – 2009 – present
  • Member, Mindfulness in Law Society – 2019 – present

Awards and Honors

  • Staff Appreciation Award - 2019

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama State Bar

Publications

Contributor to In Memory of Belle Howe Stoddard written by Lindsey Catlett, Editor-in-Chief, Cumberland Law Review Volume 48 (2018).

In Memory of Governor Albert P. Brewer—Leader, Teacher, and Mentor, Cumberland Law Review, 48 Cumb. L. Rev. 625 (2018).

Ad Valorem Taxation Exemption:  An Evaluation of Alabama’s Tax Exemption for Property Devoted Exclusively to Charitable Purpose, Cumberland Law Review, 33 Cumb. Law Rev. 1 (2002-2003)

Presentations

Presenter, The Effects of Mindfulness on Academic Success and Mental Well-Being, Association of Academic Support Educators Annual Meeting, Virtual (2021)

Presenter, Mindfulness in the Law, Birmingham Bar Association Annual Meeting, Birmingham, Alabama (2020)

Presenter, Yoga for Lawyers, Alabama Bar Association Annual Meeting, Point Clear, Alabama (2019)

Presenter, Back to Basics of Legal Writing, United States District Attorneys in the Southern Division of Alabama, Mobile, Alabama (2018)

Presenter, Women’s Empowerment, Samford Women’s Engagement, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama (2017)