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.

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.