• Historic and pleasant campus. Check.
  • Supportive and accessible faculty. Check.
  • Award-winning and learning-focused library. Check.
  • Cutting-edge technology for the classroom and the courtroom. Indeed.

Why the emphasis on technology? Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law recognizes that new advances in technology offer new tools to enrich the learning experience. And as technology changes, so must the law to adapt to the new opportunities and issues created by our changing world. Our graduates are better prepared lawyers because of their hands-on experience with practice-changing technology now available.

State-of-the-art Resources

Our Trial Courtroom

Equipped with smart boards for presentation, a computerized projection and sound system, digital video, and a plasma television.

Our Classrooms

All classrooms have a SMART board or SMART Symposium.

Our Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton Advanced Trial Advocacy Courtroom

Equipped to reflect the technology available in courtrooms across the country.

Our Advanced Trial Advocacy Course

Includes database and Internet access at each counsel table, as well as delivers special instruction in reproducing evidence with three-dimensional digital presenters, video, and DVD reenactments. Digital video is used to critique and polish courtroom skills.

Faces Book


Student Records

The Office of Law Student Records maintains all law student’s records, updates the student database, and coordinates all phases of course registration. The Student Records Office promotes a professional and supportive atmosphere while providing knowledgeable and exceptional academic assistance to our students.

The Office of Law Student Records provides the following services:

Upon written request or with student authorization and release forms and in accordance with FERPA guidelines, this office provides documents and transcripts to students, employers and/or bar associations.

Rank Percentages

Rank percentages from the most recent completed term

Scholar of Merit

Scholar of Merit

All future of scholar of merit lists will be posted in the news section.

Student Services

Cumberland School of Law’s Office of Student Services strives to enhance students’ success by serving as a resource and sounding board to students as they navigate the rigors of law school.

The office provides academic and non-academic counseling, coordinates disabilities services, supports student organizations, provides bar information, organizes commencement exercises, works as a liaison to direct students to available campus services, and more.

To request an appointment with Tona Hitson, director of student services, email tlhitson@samford.edu.

Student Health Links

Publications and Policies

University Services and Opportunities

Law Student Emergency Assistance Fund ("LEAF")

The Law Student Emergency Assistance Fund (“LEAF”) assists any Cumberland School of Law student who has an immediate financial hardship from an emergency, accident, or other unexpected critical incident including hardship related to COVID-19.