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Ross Discusses the Perverseness of Court Packing
JURIST has published a new commentary by William G. Ross, Cumberland School of Law's Albert P. Brewer professor of law and ethics, in which he discusses the perverseness of court packing today and in 1937. 
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Cumberland Lawyers Recognized by the Alabama State Bar
During the 144th Annual Meeting of the Alabama State Bar (ASB) in July 2021, many Cumberland School of Law alumni were awarded or recognized. 
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I Was Born for This: Cumberland’s Advocacy Program and a National Scholarship Help Make One Law Student’s Dream a Reality
After growing up with trials and tribulations, Cumberland School of Law third-year law student Antionette Pruitt knew she was made to be a trial lawyer. Through her experience in Cumberland's nationally recognized trial advocacy program, and after receiving the Richard D. Hailey Law Student Scholarship from the American Association of Justice’s (AAJ) Minority Caucus, she’s prepared to make her dream a reality.
 
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Cumberland School of Law Expands Advocacy Program with Addition of New Faculty Member
Cumberland School of Law’s nationally recognized advocacy program is expanding its footprint with the addition of a new faculty member. In August 2021, Matt Woodham will assume the role of assistant professor of law and assistant director of trial advocacy.
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Thornton Named One of the Nation’s First Magistrate Judges Association Fellows
This summer, Cumberland School of Law second-year student Monroe Thornton III was one of four students in the nation to be named as a Federal Magistrate Judges Association (FMJA) fellow.
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McFarlin Selected for National Committee to Shape the Future of the Bar Exam
Cumberland School of Law associate professor Tim McFarlin has been selected to serve on the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) Content Scope Committee. The NCBE invited applications from legal educators and practicing lawyers from across the country to join this committee aimed at shaping the future of the bar exam. Cumberland is one of only 15 law schools to have an educator on the committee, and the only one in Alabama.
 
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Cumberland School of Law Listed Among Top in the Nation for Best Master of Studies in Law Programs
Cumberland School of Law’s Master of Studies in Law (M.S.L.) has been included in the Princeton Review’s 2021 list of the Best Online Master of Studies in Law Programs. Cumberland’s program is listed among the top 31 programs for nonlawyers in the nation.
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Why I Give: Averie Armstead Shares Why She Supports Cumberland School of Law
Averie Armstead, a 2019 Cumberland School of Law graduate and an associate at Birmingham law firm Starnes Davis Florie LLP, has supported the law school since becoming an alumna. Here she expands upon her experience as a student and why she gives back as an alumna.  
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Cumberland School of Law Announces Faculty Award Recipients for 2020-2021 Academic Year
Each year, Cumberland School of Law announces faculty recipients of two prestigious awards. Read more about this year's award recipients here.  
 
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Roberts Contributes Tax Article Review for the Popular TaxProf Blog
Tracey Roberts, associate professor of law, is a regular contributor to the popular TaxProf Blog in which she reviews new works published by other legal scholars. Read more about her latest review here.
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Scholars of Merit Announced for Spring 2021 Term
The following Cumberland School of Law students qualified as Scholars of Merit for the spring 2021 term.
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Call for Papers: Cumberland Law Review Vol. 52
The Cumberland Law Review Acquisitions Committee is currently seeking submissions for Volume 52 to be published during the 2021-2022 academic year. Two issues will be published this year.
 
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Cumberland School of Law Welcomes Emily Bonds to Faculty
Emily Bonds has joined the Cumberland School of Law faculty as a visiting assistant professor and director of the externship program.
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Dean's List Announced for Spring 2021
Cumberland School of Law announces the spring 2021 Dean's List.
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Samford Awards 1,340 Degrees to Class of 2021 During Five Ceremonies
For the first time in a year, commencement ceremonies were held on campus and in-person.
 
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Cumberland Graduate Programs Featured in ACFA Presentation on Lender Liability in Era of COVID-19
Bill Hairston, an adjunct professor in Cumberland School of Law’s online graduate program, co-led a virtual panel discussion on “Lender Liability in the Era of COVID-19” for the Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys (ACFA), April 29, 2021. The discussion explored the affect the COVID-19 pandemic has on the legal risks faced by commercial lenders.
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The Other Side of Hope: Adams Delivers Moving Commencement Address for the Class of 2021  
In a socially distanced commencement ceremony honoring Samford University Cumberland School of Law’s class of 2021, a beloved member of the Cumberland family addressed the graduates. Cassandra Adams, former assistant dean, returned to Samford’s campus to speak to the class on their special day. Her speech titled “The Other Side of Hope” provided moving moments for the class.
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“Times Get Tough, I Get Tougher”: One Graduate’s Motto Aids Her Through Life and Law School   
Courtney Howard, a member of Cumberland School of Law’s class of 2021, did not always have a dream of going to law school. Throughout her life and path to law school, tough times seemed to follow her, but she has proven only to let those experiences make her tougher.