Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2002-02-14

Birmingham attorney Stan Starnes has been chosen to serve as the inaugural lecturer in a new Lawyer in Residence program at Cumberland School of Law, Samford University.

Starnes will lecture to Cumberland classes in the areas of civil procedure and medical liability on Tuesday and Wednesday (FEB. 19 and 20). A summa cum laude graduate of Cumberland, where he was editor-in-chief of the Cumberland Law Review, Starnes is senior partner in the law firm of Starnes and Atchison.

Cumberland's new Lawyer in Residence program recognizes the accomplishments of Cumberland alumni, one of whom will be invited each year to lecture on a specialty area of law. The program allows students to augment the traditional curriculum with experiences of current practitioners.

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.