Cumberland School of Law National Trial Team Ranks 5th in the Nation in the Trial Competition Performance Rankings
Samford University Cumberland School of Law’s National Trial Team has been ranked 5th in the nation in the 2022-23 Trial Competition Performance Rankings and is 4th overall since 2016.
Cumberland School of Law Class of 2026 Starts the Semester with Service
Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law welcomed new Juris Doctor students during their first-year orientation in Aug. 2023.
Scholars of Merit Announced for Summer 2023 Term
The following Cumberland School of Law students qualified as Scholars of Merit for the summer 2023 term.
Samford Celebrates 182nd Opening Convocation
Samford University officially began the fall 2023 semester with the 182nd opening convocation on Aug. 22. In his third year as president, Beck A. Taylor gave the opening address where he announced faith as the theme for the 2023-24 academic year.
Roberts Reviews Parsons’ Taxing Taxonomies
Professor of Law Tracey Roberts reviews "Taxing Taxonomies" on the popular TaxProf blog.
Samford University Mourns the Death of Judge John Carroll, Alumnus and Former Dean of Cumberland School of Law
Judge John Carroll, J.D. ’74, former dean of Samford University's Cumberland School of Law, passed away on Monday, Aug. 14. Carroll served as dean from 2001 until 2014 and continued to serve as a professor until his retirement in 2022.
Alumna and Nationally Recognized Trial Lawyer and Litigation Skills Speaker, Sara Williams, Joins Cumberland School of Law Faculty
Sara Williams, J.D. '06, has joined the law school faculty as the visiting director of advocacy for the 2023-24 academic year. Williams is uniquely qualified for this role as an alumna, former adjunct professor and trial team coach, as well as being a nationally recognized trial lawyer and litigation skills speaker, all of which prime her and the program for continued national success.
Turner Awarded 2023 Justice Janie L. Shores Scholarship
Cumberland School of Law student Rolanda Tina Turner has been selected as one of two recipients of the 2023 Justice Janie L. Shores Scholarship which is administered annually by the Alabama Bar Foundation.
GAVEL Rankings Place Cumberland School of Law Third in the Nation for Trial Advocacy
Samford University Cumberland School of Law has been ranked 3rd in the nation in the GAVEL Rankings, a trial advocacy ranking system created by Hofstra Law School, for the 2022-2023 academic year. Additionally, Cumberland School of Law ranks 2nd in the nation in overall since 2019.
McFarlin Presents "Killing Classic Copyrights" at Fourth Annual Art Law Works-in-Progress Colloquium
This summer, Associate Professor of Law Tim McFarlin was invited to workshop his project “Killing Classic Copyrights” at the Fourth Annual Art Law Works-in-Progress Colloquium hosted by New England Law. The Colloquium gathers scholars across disciplines who are researching legal issues affecting the art world.
Diké-Minor Presents at American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics’ Health Law Professors Conference
Assistant Professer Chinelo Diké-Minor presented “The Devil Made Me Do It: An Argument for Expanding the Anti-Kickback Statute to Cover Private Payers” as part of a panel during the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics’ 46th Annual Health Law Professors Conference, June 7-9.
Roberts Article "A Man for His Era and for Ours" Published by the Cumberland Law Review
Professor Tracey Roberts has had a new article published in the Cumberland Law Review. In "A Man for His Era and for Ours: Cordell Hull, Father of the Federal Income Tax", Roberts explains the impact one of Cumberland School of Law's most famous graduates, Cordell Hull, had on the federal tax system.
New Ross Article Published by Jurist
A new article by Professor William G. Ross, "A Centennial of Meyer v. Nebraska: The SCOTUS Case that Defined Personal Liberties" has been published by Jurist.
Diké-Minor Article Published in the Rutgers Journal of Law and Public Policy
Assistant Professer Chinelo Diké-Minor has had a new article published regarding her recent research on anti-kickback laws: laws that prohibit payments to induce or reward referrals of health care. Her first article of a two-part series, "The Untold Story of the United States' Anti-Kickback Laws" was published in May 2023 in the Rutgers Journal of Law and Public Policy, Vol. 20.
Cumberland School of Law Announces 95% Employment Rate for Class of 2022
The official American Bar Association (ABA) reported 94.96% employment for Cumberland School of Law’s class of 2022. This measure represents graduates who are eligible for employment up to 10 months following graduation. The percentage excludes graduates who are continuing their education, such as those pursuing a Master of Laws (LL.M.).
Cumberland School of Law Graduates, Chambliss and White, to Participate in Prestigious Judicial Clerkships
Class of 2023 graduates, Haleigh Chambliss and Abigail White, will work for Associate Justice Greg Cook of the Supreme Court of Alabama during the 2023-24 term.
Scholars of Merit Announced for Spring 2023 Term
The following Cumberland School of Law students qualified as Scholars of Merit for the spring 2023 term.
Dean's List Announced for Spring 2023
Cumberland School of Law announces the spring 2023 Dean's List.