Published on February 8, 2024 by Morgan Black  
Angels 2020
Samford University Cumberland School of Law offers a full complement of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminars led by faculty, attorneys from the Alabama State Bar and top legal consultants from across the nation.
This spring, Cumberland School of Law CLE will host two new seminars for Alabama attorneys: Child Trafficking: Services and Solutions for Survivors co-sponsored by the school’s Center for Children, Law and Ethics; and Appellate Brief Writing – What Justices are Actually Looking For.
Learn more and register for these events below. 
Child Trafficking: Services and Solutions for Survivors
March 14, 12-5 p.m.
Samford University, Cooney Hall, Regions Community Resource Room
$150 to attend in person
Co-sponsored with Cumberland School of Law’s Center for Children, Law and Ethics, this 4.0-hour CLE event focused on child trafficking will be led by David Smolin, professor and director of the center. Smolin is an internationally sought-after expert in the areas of children and the law, trafficking and exploitation of children, children’s rights, human rights and more.
Course Highlights:
  • Keeping Trafficking out of Supply Chains
  • Adoption Related Issues
  • Keynote: Carissa Phelps, A Survivor’s Story
Complete Agenda
Janie L. Shores Moot Court Competition and Free CLE
March 18, 2024 
Cumberland School of Law, John L. Carroll Moot Courtroom
1.0 CLE hours in Alabama.

The 2024 Janie L. Shores Moot Court Competition, "Appellate Brief Writing – What Justices are Actually Looking For", will feature guest speaker, Supreme Court of Alabama Justice James L. "Jay" Mitchell.

Justice Mitchell will speak on what the Supreme Court of Alabama and appellate courts look for in a brief. Following the discussion, participants are invited to stay and watch the final round of the upperclassman appellate argument competition. After the oral arguments conclude, participating justices and judges will provide guidance on how to connect the briefs to the oral argument.

Learn More and Register
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.