Denzell   Moton

Home State

South Carolina




Undergraduate Institution and Graduation Year

College of Charleston, 2014

Legal Interests

Intellectual Property, Business, Sports and Entertainment Law

What do you think is the best thing about Cumberland?

The excellent staff separates Cumberland from the rest. The professors are amazing, but the individuals in the various offices make all the difference.

Why did you choose Cumberland?

I chose Cumberland because of their strong reputation, the warm welcome I received from the admission staff, and the quick response from the admission committee after I submitted my application. The financial aid package was also a factor.

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

I enjoy the fact that Birmingham has a great legal market, it is large enough, but small enough where attorneys build a rapport and know one another. Birmingham has a strong food scene. It is great to grab a bite to eat and walk around downtown

Student Organizations and Extracurricular Activities

Chief Justice of the Honor Court, National Trial Team Member, a member of the Cordell Hull Speakers Forum, a Cumberland Admission Ambassador, a member of the National Black Law Students Association and a member of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity. Also a former Caruthers Fellow.

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

The best advice I could provide would be to pursue your interests, don’t succumb to the notion of what a lawyer should do or should be. Follow your passions, and you will never work a day of your life. Don’t limit your undergraduate major to criminal justice, political science, or history if you aren’t genuinely interested in those areas.

What do you plan to do after graduation?

Become a first year attorney at a “one stop” litigation firm, preferably midsized.