Walker   McCrary
Lead Ambassador

Home State


Undergraduate Institution and Graduation Year

Auburn University, 2020

Legal Interests

Business Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Estate Planning, Intellectual Property, Public Policy, Real Estate


Cooking, Trying New Restaurants, Running, Watching Movies, Playing Music

What do you think is the best thing about Cumberland School of Law?

The community. The relationships between the students, professors, and faculty are like no other law school in the area or the country. Although law school is competitive in nature, Cumberland’s best attribute is its community-oriented approach that brings students together.

Why did you choose Cumberland School of Law?

I chose Cumberland because of the location, the opportunities, the networking, and the community. Being in Birmingham affords Cumberland the opportunity to be plugged into one of the largest legal hubs in the southeast. Having all types of law 5 minutes down the road is a draw many other law schools in the area do not have. The sense of community and a home away from home also is why I chose Cumberland. People here care about each other and want others to succeed. There is no other law school like Cumberland, and that is why I call Cumberland my home.

What do you most enjoy about studying law in Birmingham? What do you like to do in Birmingham?

The food and social scene. Being a part of the largest city in Alabama affords me the opportunity to see and try new things that I never had in college. Being in Birmingham has made me feel like a professional and an adult with the amount of new things I get to experience. Getting to experience a large city and the benefits it has in food, events, opportunities is why I love Cumberland and Birmingham.

Student Organizations/Extracurricular Activities

Alabama Student Bar Association, Career Development Advisory Board, Cumberland Republicans, Military Justice Society, National Negotiation Team, Office of Admissions Student Ambassadors, Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, Student Bar Association, Themis Bar Representative, Transactional Law Advocacy Organization, Trial Advocacy Board, Veterans Legal Assistance Clinic

If you could give any advice to your pre-law school self, what would you say? 

Everything is going to work out. Get up every day and try your hardest. If you give your 110% and don't leave until the work is done, you will be rewarded. Treat law school like a 9-5 job and you will be set up for success. Focus on what you can control and don't focus on what others are doing. You can control what you do; you can't control what others do.

What do you plan to do after graduation?

There are multiple things I see myself doing after graduation. I will either be working on Capitol Hill as a congressional staffer, working in private practice, or pursuing my LL.M. in tax. I am still thinking of what is best for me, but I have the rest of my life to figure out what I truly want to do.