Ted Leopold Recognized as Cumberland School of Law’s 2020 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year
Theodore J. “Ted” Leopold ’87 has been selected as Cumberland School of Law’s 2020 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year. The recognition is awarded each year to a Cumberland graduate who has distinguished himself in the practice of law, service to the community, and leadership in the profession.
Online Master of Laws (LL.M.)
Cumberland’s online Master of Laws (LL.M.) is designed for attorneys interested in enhancing their legal careers. Concentrations include financial services regulatory compliance, higher education law and compliance, health law and compliance, and legal operations.
Meet the Faces of Cumberland’s Online Graduate Program and Learn How the Programs Can Benefit You
Meet the faces of Cumberland’s online graduate programs, Kerry McInerney ’98 and Paige Price, learn about their vision for the future of the programs and how you as alumni can be involved.
A Letter from the Office of Admission
Whitney Dachelet, Cumberland’s assistant dean for admission and enrollment management, shares an update from the Office of Admission and tells of ways you can be involved in the recruiting process as alumni.
Meet Rachel Stewart Martin, Assistant Director of Career Development
Rachel Stewart Martin ’13 serves as Cumberland’s assistant director of career development. Her priority is ensuring that Cumberland students and alumni have all the resources they need to achieve their professional goals.
Record Employment and Expansion of Alumni Career Services
Cumberland’s Career Development Office (CDO) is an asset for students and alumni alike. Despite COVID-19 and the challenges of the last year, successes resulting from the CDO’s work continues to grow. Here are just a few recent highlights to share with you, including ways you can benefit from the services of the CDO as alumni.
Cumberland CLE Continues to Offer Live Webcasts
Despite COVID-19, Cumberland’s Continuing Legal Education department is still offering its same great seminars for you to receive your annual CLEs. Learn more and register for our upcoming live webcast events.
Bishop Society Continues to Support Law Students Through Scholarship
The Bishop Society, named for long-time Cumberland School of Law professor T. Brad Bishop, continues to support Cumberland students through its scholarship fund. The 2020 Bishop Society Scholarship recipient is Blake Harper.
Virtual Alumni Gatherings
Unfortunately, COVID-19 has restricted us from having our regular alumni gatherings that we all love. We hope to be able to plan for in-person events soon. Please bookmark our events page for new opportunities to connect with fellow Cumberland lawyers in the spring.
Class Notes 2020
One of our favorite things is learning updates from you, our Cumberland alumni! This issue is packed with news about your professional endeavors, community involvement, marriages, new babies, and more! The class notes in this issue have been compiled since February 2020.
Cumberland Connects with Erica Woodford '00
Erica Woodford '00, superior court clerk in Bibb County, Georgia, shares about her experience as an elected state court clerk, and discusses an important project that she initiated four years ago called the Slave Record Project.
Cumberland Connects with Bob Methvin '94
In June 2020, Cumberland alumnus Bob Methvin ’94 was installed as the 145th president of the Alabama State Bar. Watch or listen to this short interview to hear about his priorities and goals for the state bar over the next 12 months and what advice he gives to younger lawyers.