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.

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.