Treasure  Sutton

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Undergraduate Institution and Graduation Year

University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2020

Legal Interests

Criminal Law


Music and painting

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

The best thing about Cumberland is the community that is cultivated among the students, faculty and staff. It is truly a family here which results in a comforting and loving experience.

Why did you choose Cumberland School of Law?

Cumberland has a rich history of generating greatness. I had the pleasure of working for Judge French, 2020-2021, and she is a Cumberland alumna from the class of 1997. She heavily encouraged Cumberland and watching her dominate in her career as presiding judge was truly encouraging. Cumberland is actually the only law school to which I applied.

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

I’m a bit biased because Birmingham is my home, but it is truly the perfect mix between a big city and a little country town. There are still fun things to do (festivals, parades, restaurants, and brunches), and yet it is not too fast where you’re unable to stop and smell the roses.

Student Organizations/Extracurricular Activities

I am the secretary of Student Bar Association, the vice president of the Black Law Students Association, an Admission Ambassador, the treasurer of the Cumberland Independents and member of the National Trial Team. 

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

Law school is hard, but you are capable of doing hard things and doing them well. Get involved, create your community and work hard. Things are more difficult to handle alone, so DON’T! People want to help you!!!

What do you plan to do after graduation?

I plan to be a criminal defense attorney in a population that is underrepresented in regard to criminal justice.