Posted by Sean Flynt on 2007-10-18Samford's Cumberland School of Law is sponsoring an appearance by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas in Atlanta today. Thomas, a native of Georgia will speak at the Atlanta Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon and sign copies of his recently published memoir, My Grandfather's Son. The memoir describes the justice's journey from poverty in the segregated South to the nation's highest court.
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.