Lynn  Hogewood
Assistant Dean of Academic and Bar Success
Cumberland School of Law
M10 Robinson Hall

Lynn Hogewood joined the Cumberland School of Law faculty as an instructor in the Lawyering and Legal Reasoning program in 2007. Working with the LLR program, she witnessed firsthand the academic challenges first-year law students faced, and she started researching more about academic success with an emphasis on wellness and professionalism. In 2016, she was integral in helping the law school create the Academic Support Program, now known as the Academic and Bar Success program, where she combines her interest and research to support students from pre-matriculation through passing the bar exam. 

Before attending Cumberland School of Law as a student, she worked as a legal assistant in civil litigation for seven years. Prior to joining the faculty at Cumberland School of Law, she contracted with attorneys in Alabama to provide outside legal research and writing services. 

Teaching & Research Interests

Legal research and writing, bar examination and preparation, Nonprofit Organizations, Conflict of Laws, contemplative and mindful lawyering strategies, academic success and study strategies. Her research interests include educational psychology, learning science, mindset for teaching and learning, contemplative and mindful legal education, curriculum design and assessment in legal education, higher education policy and procedure, life span development of young adults, and the impact of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging on learning.

Practice Experience

  • Law Office of Lynn D. Hogewood

Degrees and Certifications

Currently exploring PhD programs to be able to continue to provide Cumberland School of Law students the best academic support possible
  • MA, Educational Psychology, University of Alabama (4.0 GPA)
  • JD, Samford University Cumberland School of Law
  • BA, Samford University
  • 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training Certification from LifePower Yoga
  • Koru Mindfulness 


  • Member, Alabama State Bar, 2003–present
    • Quality of Life, Health, and Wellness Task Force
  • Member, Birmingham Bar Association, 2019–present
    • Health and Wellness Committee, Chairman
  • Member, Association of Academic Support Educators, 2016–present
  • Member, Legal Writing Institute, 2009–present
  • Member, Mindfulness in Law Society, 2019–present
    • Alabama Chapter Executive Board
    • Law School Division
    • Guided Meditation Teacher - Mindful Monday and Wakeful Wednesday
  • Member, Institute for Well-Being in Law, 2021-present
  • Member, American Association of Law Schools - Legal Writing Reasoning and Research Section, 2020-present
    • Outreach Committee
  • Member, Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education - 2020-present

Awards and Honors

  • Cumberland School of Law Staff Appreciation Award - 2019, 2022

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama State Bar


Contributor to In Memory of Belle Howe Stoddard written by Lindsey Catlett, Editor-in-Chief, Cumberland Law Review Volume 48 (2018).

In Memory of Governor Albert P. Brewer—Leader, Teacher, and Mentor, Cumberland Law Review, 48 Cumb. L. Rev. 625 (2018).

Ad Valorem Taxation Exemption: An Evaluation of Alabama’s Tax Exemption for Property Devoted Exclusively to Charitable Purpose, Cumberland Law Review, 33 Cumb. Law Rev. 1 (2002-2003)


  • Co-Presenter, Best Practices for Financial Well-Being of Law Students, AccessLex Symposium ’22, Nashville, Tennessee (2022).
  • Presenter, Mindset Matters for Teaching, for Learning, and for Advocacy, Association of Academic Support Educators Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas (2022).
  • Co-Presenter, Empathy in Dispute Resolution, Birmingham Bar Association, Birmingham, Alabama (2021).
  • Co-Presenter, Empathy in Dispute Resolution, Alabama Bar Association, Virtual (2022).
  • Presenter, The Effects of Mindfulness on Academic Success and Mental Well-Being, Association of Academic Support Educators Annual Meeting, Virtual (2021)
  • Presenter, Mindfulness in the Law, Birmingham Bar Association Annual Meeting, Birmingham, Alabama (2020)
  • Presenter, Yoga for Lawyers, Alabama Bar Association Annual Meeting, Point Clear, Alabama (2019)
  • Presenter, Back to Basics of Legal Writing, United States District Attorneys in the Southern Division of Alabama, Mobile, Alabama (2018)
  • Presenter, Women’s Empowerment, Samford Women’s Engagement, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama (2017)