Jonathan   Jenkins

Home State

Alabama  

Undergraduate Institution

Troy University, 2018

 Legal Interests

Corporate Transactions

Hobbies

Traveling, reading, being outdoors, golf and spending time with our dog

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

The community without a doubt. Some of my best friends are from my first year of law school. The people at the school, along with the faculty, are second to none.

Why did you choose Cumberland School of Law?

Location and scholarship. I wanted to stay close to home (about two and a half hours away) while living in the “big city.” I also received a scholarship that made Cumberland competitive with all of the other schools I was considering. After visiting, I fell in love with the campus and the town and knew it was right for me.

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

The legal market is great in Birmingham with lots of great firms all around and having TONS of Cumberland lawyers working there. You can’t throw a stick without it hitting a lawyer in town and odds are it’s a Cumberland grad.

We LOVE to go eat in Birmingham. Some of the best restaurants in the country (literally) are right here in our city. There is always a new place to try or a new bar to pop in to enjoy, plus all of our favorites. Also, there are tons of parks and things to get out and see here. I love exploring the city, going to Barons baseball games, riding bikes, going to Oak Mountain State Park, and meeting new friends.

Student Organizations/Extracurricular Activities

Cumberland Law Review, Christian Legal Society, Student Bar Association mentor, Caruthers Fellow, and the Federalist Society. Also, I am participating in the joint M.B.A. program.

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

Get organized before you get to school. Figure out a schedule every day and stick to it! You can get your work done before the weekends and leave at 5:00 every day, BUT you need to delete distractions off your phone, work out a schedule, and STICK TO IT. Law school is going to demand a lot out of you and you need to develop a plan to meet that demand and execute it.

What do you plan to do after graduation?

My wife and I will be moving to Huntsville, Alabama, and I will be practicing at the law firm Maynard Cooper & Gale in their corporate group, practicing primarily in Mergers and Acquisitions.