Abby  Blankenship

Home State


Undergraduate Institution and Graduation Year

Huntingdon College, 2018


Legal Interests

Labor & Employment, Bankruptcy, Healthcare


Reading, attending sporting events, painting, traveling

What do you think is the best thing about Cumberland?

The people. Law schools are notoriously known for being ultra-competitive environments, but Cumberland really is like a family. I can genuinely say that I am friends with everyone in my law school class. Everyone wants to see each other succeed, which I think is rare in this type of environment.

Why did you choose Cumberland?

I went to a small liberal arts college and wanted that same feeling in law school. The atmosphere at Cumberland is welcoming, warm, and familial. I knew when I came for my campus tour that Cumberland was the place for me.

What do you most enjoy about studying law in Birmingham? What do you like to do in Birmingham?

Birmingham has a tremendous legal community! I love that it is a big city that still feels like a small town. I love listening to live music, hiking with my friends, and enjoying all of the local restaurants.

Student Organizations/Extracurricular Activities

Honor Court, 2L representative; Arbitration Competition, winner; National Arbitration Team; National Negotiation Team; Carruthers Fellow; Women in Law; Trial Advocacy Board, junior member; Lexis Nexis, student representative; research assistant for Judge Bishop

If you could give any advice to your pre-law school self, what would you say? 

Don’t get too caught up in the craziness of comparing yourself to everyone around you (which is so hard to do, but true). Everyone will find their niche and passion, and it may take some people longer than others.

What do you plan to do after graduation?

I plan to stay in Alabama and hopefully work at a civil defense firm.