Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2002-01-24

Law and technology specialist Edward C. Martin has been named director of Law School Technology at Samford University's Cumberland School of Law.

In the newly-created post, Martin will monitor the technology needs of the law school, encourage faculty use of technology, teach and develop online courses for students, and oversee maintenance of the law school Web site. He will also continue classroom teaching at Cumberland.

Martin has been a member of the Cumberland faculty since 1983. In addition to law and technology, his research and teaching specialties include torts, products liability, professional responsibility and damages.

According to Cumberland Dean John L. Carroll, technology is becoming increasingly important in law teaching and law practice. "We are fortunate to have someone with Professor Martin's knowledge and skills leading our law school in this important area," Carroll said.

Cumberland currently offers two courses that are taught completely online, and six Web-enhanced courses in which a large portion of the course content is taught online. Martin is a graduate of the University of Tennessee law school, where he was research editor and assistant editor of the Tennessee Law Review.

About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.