Our student ambassadors are a diverse representation of our collegial student body. They are involved on campus and in the community. They are proud to share with you what Cumberland School of Law has to offer, why they chose to pursue their law degree here, and why they love it. If you would like advice during your decision-making journey to attend law school, please contact our Office of Admission to be connected with one of our ambassadors.

Would you like to ask a student ambassador a question? Email lawambassadors@samford.edu

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Elena Cassinelli
I chose Cumberland because I knew that I would be encouraged and pushed to excel here. I felt that I would have the opportunity to pursue the various things that I was interested in and would be supported by the school and the people in it.
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Meagan Corcoran
The best thing about Cumberland is that as soon as you walk into the doors and talk to people, you feel like you are a part of a family! The faculty, staff, and fellow students always want to help! And the servant leadership atmosphere is phenomenal.
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Elise Driskill
Coming into law school, I knew that I eventually wanted to end up in a courtroom. Cumberland’s National Trial Team has an incredible reputation, and I wanted the opportunity to learn from local attorneys who are passionate about trial advocacy. I’m looking forward to developing and honing my advocacy skills on the team this year.
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Summer George
The BEST thing about Cumberland is that it is one giant family. I am from a small town so, at Cumberland, I get that familiar sense of community among the students and faculty and staff. At every corner, someone is willing to help you. I have created friendships that will literally last a lifetime. It’s such a comforting feeling, and it truly is my home away from home. (Also, Rascal Day because of the cute dogs!!!)
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Jonathan Jenkins
The legal market is great in Birmingham with lots of great firms all around and having TONS of Cumberland lawyers working there. You can’t throw a stick without it hitting a lawyer in town and odds are it’s a Cumberland grad.
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Jalen Johnson
The best thing about Cumberland is the multitude of resources and opportunities offered for students to build a solid foundation in law. In addition, Cumberland is a community that expands far beyond law school.
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Caitlin Love
I chose Cumberland because of the people. Cumberland has a family-like atmosphere that is unparalleled. I can’t imagine going through law school without the support system that Cumberland has provided me since day one.
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Walker McCrary
I chose Cumberland because of its reputation as a welcoming and inclusive law school environment. I knew many students and alumni of Cumberland that spoke highly of the relationships they formed while in law school and the sense of community that Cumberland offered.
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Madeline Rock
I chose Cumberland for the people and quality of education. Additionally, Cumberland is situated a few minutes from the center of Birmingham and has wonderful networking opportunities.
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Monroe Thornton , III
I chose Cumberland, because of the nationally ranked trial advocacy program. I also have a lot of family in Birmingham.
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Morgan Vardaman
When deciding on a law school, I wanted to attend a school that provided me all the opportunities I could get to become a litigator and, ultimately, to be the best attorney I could be. I found that Cumberland provides all of those opportunities.
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Elizabeth Weyerman
I chose Cumberland because I love the community and atmosphere. Students are friendly to each other, professors are approachable and are always willing to help, and the staff is always helpful and available.
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Tyler E. Yarbrough
Birmingham is a fun city where you never run out of things to do. Even in the midst of COVID-19, there were plenty of things to do outdoors, like hiking at numerous parks. Birmingham is the perfect mix of a city feel, but not too big to where it’s overwhelming. My favorite thing is visiting the many local restaurants that all have a specific niche.