Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2002-03-01

Three teams from Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, will represent the southeast region in separate national competitions this spring.

Trial team members Josh Briskman, Jeremy Hazelton and Rachel VanNortwick qualified for National Trial Competition after winning regional honors in Durham, N.C. Feb. 23. The national event, sponsored by the Texas Young Lawyers Association and the American College of Trial Lawyers, will be in Austin, Texas, April 3-6. Their coach is Tuscaloosa attorney James Roberts.

Mediation team members Tanya Tidwell and Ali Shamsiddeen won the American Bar Association's regional mediation competition held at Cumberland Feb. 23. They will compete for national honors at the ABA annual dispute resolution section meeting in Seattle, Wash., April 4-5. Their coach is Cumberland professor Stephen Ware.

Tidwell and Shamsiddeen also won the regional ABA client counseling competition Feb. 8-9 in Macon, Ga. They will compete in the national client counseling event at Baylor University, Waco, Texas, March 15-17. Their coach is Birmingham attorney James S. Lloyd.


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.