Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2004-12-09

The negotiation team representing Samford University's Cumberland School of Law qualified for national competition after finishing second in recent regional competition sponsored by the American Bar Association [ABA].

Teammates John Crescenzi and Doug Dahl, both of Birmingham, were judged second best of 24 teams from 13 law schools in the southeastern and northeastern U.S.

They will compete in national negotiation competition in February. The national finals will be held in conjunction with the ABA mid-year meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Cumberland professor and associate dean Henry Strickland coaches the negotiation team.


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.