Law Professor and Director of Academic Support Provides Tips for Health and Wellness During Quarantine
Lynn Hogewood, Cumberland School of Law's director of academic support, provides a list of resources and suggestions for maintaining health and well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A Message to Our Cumberland Community
In an email letter to Cumberland alumni on Thursday, March 19, we offered words of support, encouragement and an update on Samford and Cumberland's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cumberland Trial Advocacy Program Ranked #7 in the Nation by U.S. News & World Report
Cumberland School of Law has once again been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top law schools in the country for trial advocacy training. The 2021 rankings released March 17 list Cumberland’s program as #7 in the nation out of 188 law schools listed.
Cumberland Community Mediation Center Hosts 2020 International Women of Courage Awardee
In conjunction with Global Ties Alabama, Cumberland’s Community Mediation Center hosted Amina Khoulani, a recipient of the U.S. Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage (IWOC) award on March 10. A Syrian refugee now based in the U.K., Khoulani is a cofounder of “Families for Freedom,” a women-led movement launched in 2017 by families whose loved ones have been detained and disappeared in Syria.
Centennial of the Woman's Suffrage Amendment
This year marks the centennial of the Nineteenth Amendment, which became law after the Tennessee legislature ratified it in August 1920. Read this historical account of the amendment and the women's suffrage movement by Albert P. Brewer Professor of Law and Ethics William G. Ross.
U.S. Magistrate Judge and Current Samford Parent Addresses 26th Annual Thurgood Marshall Symposium
Cumberland’s Black Law Students Association hosted the 26th Annual Thurgood Marshall Symposium featuring Regina S. Edwards, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Western District of Kentucky. A current Samford parent, she encouraged the students to overcome being underestimated.
Cumberland's National Trial Team Sweeps Region 6 of the National Trial Competition
Cumberland's national trial team swept Region 6 of the National Trial Competition (NTC) Feb. 14-16, with each team winning their final round and advancing to the nationals in Fort Worth, Texas, in April. Each team went 5-0 on their way to winning the championship.
Cumberland School of Law Hosts Regional Round of the National Trial Competition
Cumberland School of Law hosted Region 8 of the National Trial Competition (NTC) Feb. 7-9, 2020, one of the most prestigious mock trial competitions in the nation, created to encourage law student interest in developing trial advocacy skills.
US Senator Doug Jones Delivers Teachable Moment for Cumberland School of Law Students
In the aftermath of an intense few months in our country’s constitutional history, U.S. Senator Doug Jones, a 1979 Cumberland alumnus, addressed law students with what he coined a “teachable moment” about the recent impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate.
Scholars of Merit Announced for Fall 2019 Term
The following Cumberland School of Law students qualified as Scholars of Merit for the fall 2019 term.
Arbitration Team Places 2nd in the ABA National Arbitration Competition in Chicago
On January 24-25, 2020, Cumberland School of Law's National Arbitration Team competed in the ABA National Arbitration Competition in Chicago, Illinois where they placed second in the nation.
Dean's List Announced for Fall 2019
Cumberland School of Law announces the fall 2019 Dean's List.
97 Percent of May 2019 Samford Graduates Employed or in Graduate School
Samford University graduates continue to enter the workforce quickly and successfully. Six months after graduation, 97 percent of May 2019 graduates reported being either employed or continuing their education in graduate school.
Davis Offers Lessons of Family, Failure to Inspire Graduates
Davis told graduates the story of her great grandmother, the matriarch of her Lebanese immigrant family and known to all generations as Mama. She and her family left Lebanon on the promise of great opportunities and the hope of religious freedom, Davis said, fully invested in the Apostle Mark’s assurance that everything is possible for one who believes.
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.
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.
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.
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.