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.


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.