Published on September 28, 2021 by Morgan Black  
BattleoftheExperts 2021

Cumberland School of Law’s National Trial Team kicked off the 2021 competition season with a strong showing at the Battle of the Experts,  hosted Sept. 24-26, 2021, by Drexel University’s Thomas R. Kline School of Law. 

Team member Elise Driskill won a Best Advocate award and the team as a whole finished the competition in fifth place out of 16 teams from across the country.  

Team members include Bailee Curtis (3L), Elise Driskill (2L), Ashlan Kelley (2L), Ander Shimek (3L), and Elizabeth Weyerman (3L). They were coached by Spenser Templeton Moore ’15 and Curtis Seal ’17.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.