Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2004-02-19
A trial team from Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law has qualified for national competition sponsored by the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. The four-person Cumberland team won first place in regional competition held in Birmingham Feb. 13-15.
Winning team members are Brian Kilgore of Birmingham, Andy Pascual of Clarkston, Ga., Brett Turnbull of Fairhope and Gerard Virga of Panama City Beach, Fla. Cumberland adjunct faculty member Michael Rasmussen is team coach.
The national competition will be in West Palm Beach, Fla., March 11-14.
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. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 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 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.