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Cumberland School of Law Co-Hosts Inaugural Hall of Fame Sports and Entertainment Law Negotiation Competition
Cumberland School of Law, in partnership with Syracuse University College of Law, co-hosted the inaugural Hall of Fame Sports and Entertainment Law Negotiation Competition, Jan. 27-29, 2023.
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Cumberland School of Law Ranks in the Top 10 in the Nation by the Princeton Review
Cumberland School of Law has been ranked in the Princeton Review's Best Law Schools 2023 list, including being listed in the top 10 in the nation in two categories: 6th for Best Quality of Life and 7th for Greatest Resources for Women. 
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Scholars of Merit Announced for Fall 2022 Term
The following Cumberland School of Law students qualified as Scholars of Merit for the fall 2022 term.
 
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Dean's List Announced for Fall 2022
Cumberland School of Law announces the fall 2022 Dean's List.
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Alumna Profile: Kate Belyayeva
Kate Belyayeva ’22 first came to the United States from Ukraine in 2013 to attend high school through the Future Leaders Exchange Program after a highly competitive, merit-based selection process.
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McFarlin Presents on Latest Article, "A Copyright Restored"
Professor Tim McFarlin presented his latest article “A Copyright Restored: Mark Twain, Mary Ann Cord, and How to Right a Longstanding Wrong” at the Intellectual Property Mosaic Conference and Texas A&M Intellectual Property Scholars Roundtable. 
 
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Samford Recognizes 330 Graduates During Winter Commencement Ceremonies
In December 2022, Samford University honored 330 graduates who either earned a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree during its winter commencement ceremonies.
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Roberts Reviews "Targeting Plastic Pollution With Taxes"
Professor Tracey Roberts has contributed a new review on the popular TaxProf Blog.
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Diké-Minor Finds Flaw in U.S. Health Care Fraud Statutes
A former assistant U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Alabama, Chinelo Diké-Minor served as the office’s criminal division’s health care fraud coordinator. Today, she is researching the legislative histories of kickback laws in the United States and argues that the current criminal kickback statutes are not enough to deter health care fraudsters.
 
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Ross Responds to Question "Should the US Supreme Court Have an Ethics Code?"
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 addresses the question "Should the US Supreme Court Have an Ethics Code?".
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175 Years of Trial Advocacy
One hundred and seventy-five years ago, our law school was founded with a vision unusual for its time. Founder, Judge Abraham Caruthers, referred to what we now know as the Cumberland School of Law "adventure” and an “experiment.” Caruthers’ description of a law school, separated by almost two centuries and a four-hour drive from the one we know now, proved to be prescient.
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Redemption Earned Provides Humbling, Real-World Experience for Cumberland School of Law Students
During the fall 2022 semester, Cumberland School of Law students involved in the Externship Program had the opportunity to help incarcerated individuals be granted parole through a partnership with Alabama-based nonprofit, Redemption Earned.
 
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Roberts Contributes New Reviews for TaxProf Blog
Tracey Roberts contributes to the popular TaxProf Blog in which she reviews new works published by other legal scholars, most recently works of scholars from Cambridge University, the University of Victoria and Oxford University.
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Cumberland School of Law Hosts Oral Arguments of the State of Alabama’s Highest Courts
On Thursday, Nov. 10, Cumberland School of Law and the Birmingham Bar Foundation partnered to host oral arguments of the Supreme Court of Alabama and the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals.
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Alumna Olson Named President of DRI
Lana Olson '98 has been named president of DRI, the largest international membership organization of attorneys representing the interests of businesses and individuals in civil litigation. Olson is DRI’s fifth female president and the first female president from Alabama in the organization’s history.
 
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Cumberland School of Law Reaches Semifinals and Awarded Best Advocate in Syracuse National Trial Competition
Cumberland School of Law’s National Trial Team competed in the Syracuse National Trial Competition, Oct. 21-23. Cumberland was represented by six students making their first appearance in a national competition.
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Cumberland School of Law Competes in E-Sports Negotiation Competition
Cumberland School of Law’s Negotiation Team competed in Villanova University’s second annual E-Sports Negotiation Competition, Oct. 21-23, 2022. Cumberland was represented by two teams--Jacari Holt and Connor Chase comprised one team; Ford Waters and Robin Blocksom comprised the other. 
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Cumberland School of Law Advocates Compete in Inaugural National Flash Trial Competition
Cumberland School of Law was one of eight schools selected to participate in the inaugural National Flash Trial Competition coordinated and hosted by UC Berkeley School of Law.