Cumberland School of Law National Negotiation Team Named Co-champions of ABA Regional Negotiation Competition, Advance to Finals
Samford University Cumberland School of Law’s National Negotiation Team competed in the ABA Regional Negotiation Competition, Nov. 10-12. Two team members were named co-champions of the region and will advance to the national competition in Chicago, Illinois, in February.
Cumberland School of Law National Arbitration Team Finishes Third in ABA Regional Competition
Samford University Cumberland School of Law’s National Arbitration Team competed in the American Bar Association’s regional arbitration competition, Nov. 10-12. Two Cumberland School of Law teams competed in the event where one team finished third overall.
Live Oral Arguments of the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals Provide a Unique Experience for Samford Students
Samford University Cumberland School of Law and the Birmingham Bar Foundation partnered to host oral arguments of the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals, bringing together Samford undergraduate students, Cumberland School of Law students and high school students from the Birmingham area for a truly unique educational experience.
Cumberland School of Law National Trial Team Places Second in National Civil Trial Team Competition
Cumberland School of Law National Trial Team members Alexandra Sexton, Treasure Sutton, Grayson Walden, John West, Nicole Fried and Keneshia Mahan reached the National Championship round and finished second in this year’s National Civil Trial Competition hosted by Loyola Los Angeles Law School, Nov. 3-6. In addition to the team’s success, Sexton was recognized with the Best Advocate Award in the final round.
Samford University Places Third in National Mock Trial Competition
Samford University's mock trial team placed third in the Owl Classic at Kennesaw State University on Oct. 21 in Atlanta, Georgia. Howard College of Arts and Sciences junior Gage Sherrill, an international relations and German major, won the Best Advocate Award, and senior Malija Goggins, a law, politics and society major, received the Best Witness Award.
Cumberland School of Law student Sydney Moore wins Parole for Redemption Earned Client
Samford University Cumberland School of Law’s Externship Program provides opportunities for students to gain experience in the legal world and apply their classroom knowledge. During the fall 2023 semester, Cumberland students had the opportunity to experience firsthand the important and humbling task of helping incarcerated individuals be granted parole through a partnership with Alabama-based nonprofit, Redemption Earned.
Cumberland School of Law Expands Clinical Offerings with Two New Live Client Clinics
Cumberland School of Law has announced two new live client clinics for students to expand their legal knowledge and gain experience in specific areas of law. The Contracts and Risk Management Clinic and the Cumberland Parole Clinic will provide opportunities for students to immerse themselves in the legal profession through a hands-on approach.
Dike-Minor presents at the 17th Annual Health Law Symposium
Chinelo Dike-Minor presented "Be Careful What You Wish For: An Overreliance on Telemedicine Could Harm Health Equity" at the 17th Annual Health Law Symposium hosted by Loyola University Chicago's Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy. The symposium explored the intersection of health care fraud and abuse with health equity.
Cumberland School of Law National Negotiation Team Finishes as Runner-Up in E-sports Negotiation Competition
Samford University Cumberland School of Law’s National Negotiation Team competed in the Villanova Law E-sports Negotiation Competition, Oct. 20-21, 2023. Two Cumberland School of Law teams were represented in the competition where one finished as the runner-up.
Denning Publishes New Book, To Trust the People with Arms: The Supreme Court and the Second Amendment
Brannon P. Denning, Starnes Professor of Law at Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law, released his new book, To Trust the People with Arms: The Supreme Court and the Second Amendment.
Cumberland School of Law Secures Third Place in The Verdict Trial Competition
Cumberland School of Law student advocates secured third place and a Best Advocate Award in The Verdict Trial Competition hosted by UCLA. This is the second time Cumberland School of Law has been invited to participate in this unique competition. Cumberland remains one of only two programs to make the final four teams each year.
Cumberland School of Law Announces its 2023 Distinguished Alumni Awards
When you think of Cumberland School of Law’s nationally recognized trial advocacy program, it’s no doubt that student accomplishments immediately come to mind. But what you may be less familiar with are the dozens of coaches who volunteer their spare time to prepare the students to become the best advocates they can be—in competition and in life.
First-Generation Law Student Kalen Early Reflects on Cumberland School of Law Experience
Personally, being a first-generation law student means carrying the hopes and dreams of my family on my shoulders, as I strive to break the cycle of poverty and limited access to higher education.
Roberts Reviews Tax and the Boundaries of the Firm
Professor of Law Tracey Roberts reviews "Tax and the Boundaries of the Firm" on the popular TaxProf blog.
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.
Denning Presents at the Cato Institute's 2023 Constitution Day Conference
Brannon Denning, Starnes Professor of Law, was a panelist at the Cato Institute's 2023 Constitution Day Conference. His presentation will appear in the 2023 Cato Supreme Court Review.
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.