Published on February 10, 2021  

Cumberland School of Law is dedicated to keeping our lawyers connected, especially during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Here are a few recordings of recents events that may be viewed on your own time.

The Nuremberg After: The Einsatzgruppen Trial

In January, Professor Mark Hull ’91, Dept. of Military History for the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, described the greatest murder trial ever held (1947-48). Watch the recorded Nuremberg event.

(Password: Nuremberg1) 

Artificial Intelligence and the Law

In January, Frank Coppersmith '94 shared how artificial intelligence (A.I.) is creating new categories of legal work and giving lawyers powerful tools to address legal issues. Watch the recorded Artificial Intelligence event.

(Password: 4!F5Yvno)

War Stories 

In February, Stacy Moon '98, litigator with Gordon Rees in Birmingham, shared her career war stories and advice on how to avoid similar mistakes. Watch the recorded February War Stories event.

(Password: 4=ZuyZzE)

In March, Gary Costales '91, an employment attorney in Miami, Florida, shared his career war stories and advice on how to avoid similar mistakes. Watch the recorded March War Stories event.

(Password: qk2g$c55)

In May, Louis Hatcher '90, an attorney in Albany, Georgia, shared his career war stories and advice on how to avoid similar mistakes. Watch the recorded May War Stories event.

(Password: Qkk@Pf6n)

Mindfulness is Important!

In February, Kentucky lawyer Claire Persons joined us for a time of pause and relaxation. Watch the recorded Mindfulness event.

(Password: h96TTj&%)

The Business of Cannabis

Jason Tortorici '96 discussed the current and projected legal status of cannabis and its derivatives like CBD as the U.S. economy braces for impact of the “green wave” spreading across the country. Watch the recorded Business of Cannabis event.

(Password: $9QnV9e5)

The Blend:  Corporate Leadership in Industry of Intellectual Property

Associate professor Tim McFarlin led a discussion with alumni Brittany Schaffer ’10, Spotify’s head of label and artist partnerships, Nashville, and John Strohm ’04, president of Rounder Records, about their journey from law firms to leadership roles with Spotify and Rounder Records.  Watch the recorded Corporate Leadership event.

(Password: PNS8kYS+)

Privacy in the Age of Social Media

Former Cumberland School of Law professor W. N. Hartzog '03 reviewed some of the most prominent privacy and cybersecurity issues facing companies and lawmakers and explore the different ways to make sense of our now-ubiquitous digital environments. Hartzog is an author and professor of law and computer science at Northeastern School of Law and Khoury College of Computer Science; his research focuses on law and policy issues related to privacy, digital technologies and artificial intelligence. Watch the recorded Age of Social Media event.

(Password: ZBG6d!F8)

The Impact of a New Administration on Higher Education

How will higher education be impacted by the new presidential administration? Samford University general counsel W. Clark Watson ’81 discussed many factors and 
answered questions on the topic.  Watch the recorded Impact of a New Administration event.

(Password: Passcode: q3C&*?qq)


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.