Published on September 28, 2021 by Morgan Black  
BattleoftheExperts 2021

Cumberland School of Law’s National Trial Team kicked off the 2021 competition season with a strong showing at the Battle of the Experts,  hosted Sept. 24-26, 2021, by Drexel University’s Thomas R. Kline School of Law. 

Team member Elise Driskill won a Best Advocate award and the team as a whole finished the competition in fifth place out of 16 teams from across the country.  

Team members include Bailee Curtis (3L), Elise Driskill (2L), Ashlan Kelley (2L), Ander Shimek (3L), and Elizabeth Weyerman (3L). They were coached by Spenser Templeton Moore ’15 and Curtis Seal ’17.

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.