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Alabama Power Foundation Grant to Support New Scholarship for Black Law Students
Black students attending Cumberland School of Law now have an additional opportunity to receive financial support for their legal education, thanks to the Alabama Power Foundation.
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Samford University Announces Cumberland School of Law Dean's Search Committee
In June 2021, Cumberland School of Law Dean Corky Strickland announced his intentions to step down from the deanship following the 2021-22 academic year. On Friday, Oct. 8, Samford University announced a committee who will aid in a nationwide search for Strickland's successor.
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Mancinelli Estate Gift to Support Future Generation of Cumberland Students
We learned at Cumberland School of Law this spring that, after his passing, we were the beneficiaries of a generous estate gift from Anthony D. Mancinelli ’76.
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Cumberland School of Law Scholarship Established in Memory of Belle Howe Stoddard
A new scholarship has been established in memory of beloved Cumberland School of Law professor and alumna, Belle Howe Stoddard '78, which will honor her legacy and the great impact she had on hundreds of Cumberland graduates and lawyers across the state of Alabama.
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New Student Diversity Liaison Aims to Support Diversity Recruitment Efforts
Cumberland School of Law’s student diversity liaison supports the Office of Admission in their efforts to recruit diverse law students. Alexis Heard, the 2021-2022 liaison, shares more about why she chose to pursue law school, her vision for filling this important role, and how Cumberland alumni may support these efforts.
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Luke Receives Top Samford University Staff Award
Samford University held its 180th opening convocation Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021, during which three annual employee awards were presented. Tracy Luke, program assistant in Cumberland School of Law’s advocacy program, was recognized with the Bill Nunnelley Award, the top university award given to a non-faculty employee each year.
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I Was Born for This: Cumberland’s Advocacy Program and a National Scholarship Help Make One Law Student’s Dream a Reality
After growing up with trials and tribulations, Cumberland School of Law third-year law student Antionette Pruitt knew she was made to be a trial lawyer. Through her experience in Cumberland's nationally recognized trial advocacy program, and after receiving the Richard D. Hailey Law Student Scholarship from the American Association of Justice’s (AAJ) Minority Caucus, she’s prepared to make her dream a reality.
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Thornton Named One of the Nation’s First Magistrate Judges Association Fellows
This summer, Cumberland School of Law second-year student Monroe Thornton III was one of four students in the nation to be named as a Federal Magistrate Judges Association (FMJA) fellow.
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Cumberland School of Law Listed Among Top in the Nation for Best Master of Studies in Law Programs
Cumberland School of Law’s Master of Studies in Law (M.S.L.) has been included in the Princeton Review’s 2021 list of the Best Online Master of Studies in Law Programs. Cumberland’s program is listed among the top 31 programs for nonlawyers in the nation.
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