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National Trial Team Members Place Third in The Verdict
National Trial Team members competed in The Verdict competition Oct. 15-17, 2021, where they placed third. 
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National Trial Team Members Advance to the Final Four of the Syracuse National Trial Competition
Members of the National Trial Team competed in the Syracuse National Trial Competition last weekend where they advanced to the Final Four.
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Roberts Reviews Better Conservation Easements for America the Beautiful
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. In her latest contribution, Roberts reviews Better Conservation Easements for America the Beautiful.
 
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Intellectual Property Law Students Discuss “Viral” Trademark Dispute with Entrepreneur Stuart Keating
Recently, students in Associate Professor Tim McFarlin’s Intellectual Property Law class engaged in a virtual discussion with lawyer, entrepreneur and brewer Stuart Keating of Earthbound Beer, a St. Louis-based microbrewery.
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Samford University Announces Cumberland School of Law Dean's Search Committee
In June 2021, Cumberland School of Law Dean Corky Strickland announced his intentions to step down from the deanship following the 2021-22 academic year. On Friday, Oct. 8, Samford University announced a committee who will aid in a nationwide search for Strickland's successor. 
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Smolin Presents Recent Work In International Forums
David M. Smolin, the Harwell G. Davis Professor of Constitutional Law and director of Cumberland School of Law's Center for Children, Law and Ethics, is a sought-after expert on international children's issues. New work by Smolin has been the topic of numerous international presentations and publications in recent months. 
 
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Cumberland School of Law Scholarship Established in Memory of Belle Howe Stoddard
A new scholarship has been established in memory of beloved Cumberland School of Law professor and alumna, Belle Howe Stoddard '78, which will honor her legacy and the great impact she had on hundreds of Cumberland graduates and lawyers across the state of Alabama. 
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National Trial Team Kicks Off 2021 Competition Season, Team Member Wins Best Advocate Award
Cumberland School of Law’s National Trial Team kicked off the 2021 competition season with a strong showing at the Battle of the Experts, Sept. 24-26.
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Scholars of Merit Announced for Summer 2021 Term
The following Cumberland School of Law students qualified as Scholars of Merit for the summer 2021 term.
 
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Luke Receives Top Samford University Staff Award
Samford University held its 180th opening convocation Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021, during which three annual employee awards were presented. Tracy Luke, program assistant in Cumberland School of Law’s advocacy program, was recognized with the Bill Nunnelley Award, the top university award given to a non-faculty employee each year.
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Kagan Presents Recent Supreme Court Case as Part of IP Law Class Lecture
In August, Associate Professor Tim McFarlin's Intellectual Property Law class engaged in a virtual discussion with Jared I. Kagan, an integral part of the team that successfully represented Booking.com before the U.S. Supreme Court last year in the landmark trademark case U.S. Patent and Trademark Office v. Booking.com.
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First-Year Law Student Completes Balch & Bingham’s 10th Susan B. Livingston Summer Boot Camp
For the 10th year, regional law firm Balch & Bingham hosted its Susan B. Livingston Boot Camp for Success to equip incoming law students with the necessary tools they need for success. Katie Goodin, a first-year Cumberland School of Law and first-generation law student, completed the program at the end of July.
 
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Roberts Reviews New Work Property Tax Privateers
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. In her latest blog contribution, Roberts reviews Property Tax Privateers.
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Carroll Speaks to Local News Sources Regarding Vaccine Mandates
In response to the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine receiving full approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Judge John Carroll spoke to local Birmingham news sources about possible legal issues surrounding vaccine mandates.
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Cumberland School of Law Welcomes the Most Diverse Class in School History
Cumberland School of Law welcomed new Juris Doctor students during their first-year orientation on Aug. 9-11, 2021. Although the recruitment cycle to secure the new class took place amidst the global pandemic, the class of 2024 is the most diverse first-year class in Cumberland School of Law’s history and is the most academically qualified class in the last 10 years.
 
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Cumberland School of Law Announces the 2021 Distinguished Alumni Awards
Each year, we are honored to recognize our accomplished alumni through our Distinguished Alumni Awards.
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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.