Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2007-02-01

Justice is the topic of Saturday's school violence prevention training session sponsored by the Alabama Center for Law and Civic Education (ACLCE) at Samford University.

The session is part of a 10-part program that began in September and will end in May. Saturday's session will focus on how the U.S. court system was established and how it is used for citizens to obtain justice. Other program topics have dealt with the general themes of authority, responsibility and privacy, all in the context of violence prevention.

About 25 elementary, middle school and high school teachers from Birmingham area schools are participating in the series.

ACLCE is a program of Samford University's Cumberland School of Law.

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.