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Law Professor Embraces Advocacy Role After Research Earns National Attention
When Alyssa DiRusso, Whelan W. and Rosalie T. Palmer Professor at Cumberland School of Law, published her research, Charity at Work: Proposing a Charitable Flexible Spending Account, she hoped her efforts would impact the national conversation on tax law.
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Cumberland's Trial Team Once Again Ranks in Top Ten Nationally
Samford University Cumberland School of Law's national trial team has once again been ranked in the top 10 in the national Trial Performance Rankings.
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Cumberland's Community Mediation Center Discusses Gift of Our Wounds at Serve 2 Unite
Cumberland School of Law Community Mediation Center, in partnership with Global Ties Alabama, hosted Serve 2 Unite on Wednesday, Oct. 2. The evening featured a discussion with Serve 2 Unite cofounders Pardeep Singh Kaleka and Arno Michaelis, based on their book Gift of Our Wounds: A Sikh and a Former White Supremacist Find Forgiveness after Hate.
 
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Samford Ranked Third in the Nation for Student Engagement by Wall Street Journal
Samford University students are among the nation’s most engaged according to new rankings published by The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education. The university ranked #3 nationally in student engagement, climbing nine spots since last year’s ranking.
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Scholars of Merit Announced for Summer 2019
The following Cumberland School of Law students qualified as Scholars of Merit for the summer 2019 term.
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Record-Breaking Class for Samford's Cumberland School of Law
Samford University's Cumberland School of Law recently welcomed new students for its Juris Doctor program and its online master's degree programs.
 
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Scholars of Merit Announced for Spring 2019
The following Cumberland School of Law students qualified as Scholars of Merit for the spring 2019 term.
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Dean's List Announced for Spring 2019
Cumberland School of Law announces the spring 2019 Dean's List.
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Student Feature: Jackie Satchell
Second-year law student Jackie Satchell has placed her legal education on hold to support Operation Enduring Freedom and Special Operations Command. As the company commander, Satchell leads the 148th U.S. Army Reserve soldiers to provide tactical construction in support of Department of Defense operations in the United States and abroad.
 
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Using Law in the Mission Field
Alumna Kimberly Hawkins '17 participates in a yearlong fellowship with the International Justice Mission in Accra, Ghana.
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From Law School to Ben and Jerry’s— Influencing Social Change Through Ice Cream
Alumna L. Simone Washington '05 uses her law degree and experience to influence social change through her role as global social equity manager at Ben and Jerry's Homemade Inc.
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Circuit Judge Kevin C. Newsom Provides Inspiring Address to Cumberland School of Law Spring Graduates
Circuit Judge and Harvard Law School graduate Kevin C. Newsom '94 highlighted three cardinal virtues of good judging during his inspiring address to Cumberland School of Law spring 2019 graduates on Friday, May 10.
 
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Putting People First
Fifteen years ago, Randall Woodfin, J.D. ’07, was ready for a new challenge, one that would help him evolve into a better leader, and a better person.
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Cumberland School of Law Thanks Its 2018 CLE Instructors
Cumberland School of Law is indebted to the many Alabama attorneys and judges who contributed their time and expertise to planning and speaking at our continuing legal education seminars during 2018.
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Cumberland School of Law Recognizes Distinguished Alumni for 2019
Each spring, Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law hosts its Alumni Reunion Weekend for Cumberland graduates, guests and friends. During Reunion Weekend, which was recently held April 4-6, 2019, the law school recognizes three distinguished alumni and one friend with an award in the following categories: Distinguished Alumnus of the Year, Distinguished Young Alumnus of the Year, Volunteer of the Year and Friend of Cumberland. Nominations were solicited from the Cumberland alumni base.
 
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Cumberland’s Trial Advocacy Program Once Again Ranked as One of the Top in the Country
Cumberland School of Law has once again been ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top law schools in the country for trial advocacy training. The 2020 rankings place Cumberland’s program number 15 in the nation out of 187 law schools listed.
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Cumberland School of Law to Host Governmental Ethics Reform Discussion
Governmental ethics reform will be a major topic during the 2019 session. To coincide with Alabama’s 2019 legislative session, Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law will host “A Conversation About Ethics Reform: Where Should the Lines Be Drawn?” on Friday, March 22 from 2-4 p.m. in Memory Leake Robinson Hall.
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Nominate a Cumberland Lawyer for the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Awards
You are invited to nominate individuals for Cumberland School of Law's 2019 Distinguished Alumni Awards.