Alabama Ranked as Best State for Lawyers Seeking Jobs in 2021
According to a study by Testing.org, Alabama has ranked as the best state for lawyers seeking employment in 2021. Through the study, Alabama is projected to see a 6.6% increase with the addition of 450 jobs in 2021.
Cumberland School of Law Alumna Appointed as First Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer for National Law Firm
Brandi Russell, a 2016 graduate of Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law, has been appointed as the chief diversity and inclusion officer and director of talent management for Balch & Bingham. In this interview, she reflects on her legal education at Cumberland, mentors who have inspired her, and shares advice for addressing issues of diversity and inclusion as well as advice for law students as they enter the workforce.
Trial Teams Sweep National Trial Competition Regionals; Advance to Nationals
For the second year in a row, Cumberland School of Law's National Trial Teams have swept Region 8 of the National Trial Competition (NTC). Each team won its final round on Friday, Feb. 19, earning a place in the national competition in April.
27th Annual Thurgood Marshall Symposium
The 27th Annual Thurgood Marshall Symposium is presented by Cumberland School of Law's Black Law Students Association. This year's conversation is titled "To Whom Much is Given: The Past, Present, and Future of the Legal Profession." Watch here.
View Recorded Virtual Conversations with Cumberland Lawyers
Cumberland School of Law is dedicated to keeping our lawyers connected, especially during the pandemic. Here are a few recordings of recents events that may be viewed on your own time.
Courtney Howard Receives the Justice Janie L. Shores Scholarship
Third-year law student Courtney Howard has been awarded the Justice Janie L. Shores Scholarship. The scholarship is named in honor of the former Cumberland School of Law professor and the first female Alabama Supreme Court Justice, Janie Shores. The scholarship is established by the Women’s Section of the Alabama State Bar along with the Alabama Law Foundation.
Scholars of Merit Announced for Fall 2020 Term
The following Cumberland School of Law students qualified as Scholars of Merit for the fall 2020 term.
Dean's List Announced for Fall 2020
Cumberland School of Law announces the fall 2020 Dean's List.
Cumberland’s Student Health Lawyers Association Launches First Health Law Mentorship Program
Cumberland School of Law's Student Health Lawyers Association (SHLA) has launched the school’s first health lawyer mentorship program for students interested in pursuing a career in health law.
Why I Give: David Thomas Shares Why He and His Wife Support Cumberland School of Law
David Thomas ’72 and his wife, Grace, established the David and Grace Thomas Endowed Scholarship in memory of their parents. Here, he shares his Cumberland School of Law story and why he and Grace give back through scholarship.
Why I Give: Ted Mann Shares Why He and His Wife Support Cumberland School of Law
Ted L. Mann '85, partner with Mann & Potter PC, shares his Cumberland School of Law story, and why he and his wife give back, in this letter to alumni.
Cumberland School of Law and Austin Peay State University Formalize 3+3 Partnership
Cumberland School of Law and Austin Peay State University have partnered to offer Austin Peay undergraduate students an accelerated bachelor’s to J.D. program. This 3+3 partnership creates a pathway for students to receive a bachelor’s degree and a law degree in six years of study rather than seven.
Cumberland School of Law Ranked 4th in Nation for Best Quality of Life
The Princeton Review has released their “Best Law Schools for 2021," ranking Cumberland School of Law 4th in the nation for “Best Quality of Life.”
Ross Discusses Supreme Court's Ruling Against Coronavirus Containment Measures
William G. Ross, Cumberland School of Law's Albert P. Brewer professor of law and ethics, discusses the Supreme Court's ruling against coronavirus containment measures, invoking the First Amendment’s guarantee of free exercise of religion in his latest commentary for JURIST.
Harper Praises Cumberland School of Law for Camaraderie and Career Preparation
Cumberland School of Law provides a collegial legal education that offers scholarly interaction between its faculty and students, camaraderie among the student body and excellent career preparation for those entering the legal workforce. Blake Harper, a December 2020 graduate, praises Cumberland for these things as he prepares for his legal career.
Cumberland School of Law's National Advocacy Teams Excel During Virtual Competitions
The fall 2020 semester has looked different from years past due to hurdles created by COVID-19, but Cumberland School of Law’s national advocacy teams have adapted and thrived in a challenging environment. Through the use of virtual platforms, Cumberland’s teams have proven successful during the fall competitions.
Cumberland School of Law Announces the 2020 Spirit of Service Award Recipients
Cumberland School of Law has announced its 2020 Spirit of Service award recipients. This annual award recognizes students, faculty and staff who have completed 30 hours or more of public interest/pro bono legal work and/or community service during the academic school year.
Roberts Presents Women, Whiskey and Tax Research for Local Community Event
Associate Professor Tracey Roberts presented her research, Women, Whiskey and Taxes, as part of a lecture series put on by Vulcan Park and Museum. The event was in coordination with the museum's gallery exhibit Right or Privilege: Alabama Women and the Right to Vote.