Published on April 3, 2006 by Mary Wimberley  

The Alabama Supreme Court and the Alabama Court of Civil Appeal will hear cases in Samford University's Wright Center on Tuesday morning (APRIL 4). Call to order will be at 9:10 a.m.

The event, hosted by Samford's Cumberland School of Law and the Birmingham Bar Foundation, is free and open to the public.

The Supreme Court will hear arguments in the Jack Cline v. Ashland, Inc., case beginning at 9:30 a.m.

The Court of Civil Appeals will hear Ryan's Family Steakhouse and Fire Mountain Restaurant v. Donna Kilpatrick at 10:50 a.m.

About 620 students from 13 area high schools and three colleges will attend the sessions. During the past week, attorneys involved in the cases have visited the classrooms to explain the cases to be heard.

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.