Summer   George

Home State

Alabama

Undergraduate Institution and Graduation Year

The University of Alabama, 2019

Legal Interests

Criminal Law

Hobbies

Sports, True Crime podcasts and documentaries, assisting as an apparel buyer for my friend’s boutique, and spending time with my family, friends and Australian Shepherd, Scout

What do you think is the best thing about Cumberland School of Law?

The BEST thing about Cumberland is that it is one giant family. I am from a small town so, at Cumberland, I get that familiar sense of community among the students and faculty and staff. At every corner, someone is willing to help you. I have created friendships that will literally last a lifetime. It’s such a comforting feeling, and it truly is my home away from home. (Also, Rascal Day because of the cute dogs!!!)

Why did you choose Cumberland School of Law?

I chose Cumberland because of that home feel. I now know that everything happens for a reason, and I ended up exactly where I was meant to be. Every decision and choice led me to Cumberland which has opened up so many opportunities for me. I love Cumberland so much, and it truly is such an honor to be a part of the Cumberland community.

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

I love how the Birmingham legal community (and Cumberland community) comes together. Cumberland alumni especially are always there to help or mentor or lend a hand to the students. Law school is only three years, but it is evident that the relationships you build during law school will last your entire career. 

As for Birmingham, what is there not to love about this city? It is such a central location to travel anywhere in the state or surrounding states. You never get bored here. The food is AMAZING. The people are great. I love Birmingham!

Student Organizations/Extracurricular Activities

Student Bar Association (SBA), ABA vice chair, Women in Law, Alabama Student Bar Association, LexisNexis representative

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

Coming into law school, my goal was to have no regrets. During undergrad, my one regret was not getting more involved or trying things that might have scared me. I think I have done a good job of putting myself out there more, going out of my comfort zone and saying YES more often. I would advise any prospective students to come in with an open mind. Try new things, meet new people, and if something doesn’t work out the first time, don’t be afraid to try again. You’ll end up exactly where you’re supposed to be!

What do you plan to do after graduation?

After graduation, I plan to stay in Alabama and hopefully work as a prosecutor. Wherever I end up, I hope to use my law degree to make an impact and serve the wonderful people of this state in a way that represents the values of Cumberland.