Published on October 24, 2018 by Morgan Black  
Cumberland School of Law National Trial Team members Callie Brister, J.B. Brown, Jazzell Carter, Dylan Scialbro, Terrell Blakesleay and their coaches Sara Williams '06 and Bains Fleming '07 finished in the top eight out of 20 teams at the Lone Star Classic National Trial Competition in San Antonio, Texas in mid-October. Twelve of the 20 teams at the tournament were from nationally ranked programs.

Pictured here from L to R: Jazzell Carter, Terrell Blakesleay, J.B. Brown, Dylan Scialbro, Coach Sara Williams and Callie Brister
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.