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Dean's List Announced for Spring 2022
Cumberland School of Law announces the spring 2022 Dean's List.
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Cumberland School of Law Announces Promotion, Tenure
In May, Samford University’s Board of Trustees approved promotions and grants of tenure for several Cumberland School of Law faculty members, as well as approvals of emeritus status for recently retired faculty.
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Cumberland School of Law Granted ABA Accreditation Extension
The Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association (ABA) has officially announced reaccreditation for Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law.
 
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Cumberland School of Law Announces Faculty Award Recipients for 2021-2022 Academic Year
Each year, Cumberland School of Law announces faculty recipients of several prestigious awards. Read more about this year's award recipients here.  
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Samford Awards Degrees to 1,287 Students
The graduates were celebrated during five commencement ceremonies held April 29-30.
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Cumberland School of Law Recognizes Well-Being Week in Law 2022
Coinciding with the ABA's Law Day, and in conjunction with the Institute for Well-Being in Law, Cumberland School of Law will recognize the 2022 Well-Being Week in Law, May 2-6.
 
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Woodfin Challenges Cumberland School of Law Class of 2022 to Know Their “Why”
Randall L. Woodfin, mayor of the City of Birmingham, Alabama, addressed the Samford University Cumberland School of Law class of 2022 during the commencement ceremony held April 30, 2022. During his address, he challenged the graduates to know their "why."
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Cumberland School of Law Announces 92% Eligible Employment Rate for Class of 2021
The official American Bar Association (ABA) employment report for Cumberland School of Law’s class of 2021 has been released. Even while still battling challenges of the pandemic, the class of 2021’s eligible employment rate equaled 91.9%.  
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Samford to Hold Five Commencement Ceremonies April 29-30 to Celebrate Graduates
More than 1,200 students will graduate April 29-30.
 
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McFarlin Article to be Published in Journal of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A.
Associate Professor Tim McFarlin’s most recent article, “A Copyright Ignored? Mark Twain, Mary Ann Cord, and the Meaning of Authorship” has been accepted for publication by the Journal of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A.
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Roberts Reviews Taxation, Aristocracy, And The Constitution
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.
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Brisbon and Rose Reach National Moot Court Appellate Advocacy Quarterfinals
Cumberland School of Law reached the quarterfinal round at the national level of the American Bar Association's National Moot Court Appellate Advocacy Competition (NAAC), April 8-10, 2022. The NAAC is one of the largest and most challenging moot court competitions in the country.
 
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Hudson Named Dean of Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law
Following a nationwide search, Blake Hudson has been named dean of Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law. The appointment is effective July 1, 2022.
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National Negotiation Team Members Reach Semifinals of the Transatlantic Negotiation Competition
National Negotiation Team members reached the semifinals of the Transatlantic Negotiation competition sponsored by Syracuse University Law School and Queens University in Belfast, Ireland.
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Cumberland School of Law Announces the 2022 Distinguished Alumni Awards
For 175 years, Cumberland School of Law has graduated excellent attorneys dedicated to service and professionalism. Each year, we are honored to recognize our accomplished alumni through our Distinguished Alumni Awards.
 
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Brigadier General Bill Dyer Headlines 2022 Cordell Hull Speakers Forum
The 2022 Cordell Hull Speakers Forum held March 31 featured Brigadier General William B. "Bill" Dyer III ’92 who presented "Mission Improbable: Bringing the Rule of Law to a Lawless Afghanistan."
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Cumberland School of Law Ranks 10th in the Nation for Trial Advocacy
Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law has once again maintained its top 10 ranking for trial advocacy by U.S. News & World Report. As part of the 2023 Best Law Schools rankings released March 29, 2022, Cumberland School of Law ranked 10th in the nation in the Trial Advocacy Programs category.
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Law Week 2022 Emphasizes Cumberland School of Law’s Service Mission and Community Culture
Cumberland School of Law celebrated its annual Law Week, March 17-25, 2022. After a few years of condensed activities due to COVID-19, events coordinated by the Student Bar Association brought a renewed energy to the week while emphasizing the law school’s dedication to service and its well-known community-driven culture.