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.

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.