Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2007-08-09

Samford's Cumberland School of Law will welcome 155 new students Monday (AUG. 13) for a week of orientation and workshops.

A series of Called to the Bar session topics include lawyering and legal reasoning, professionalism, ethics, and the legal system.

On Friday (Aug. 17), leaders of the Cumberland Service Organization will discuss the school's public interest programs and lead volunteers in an afternoon of community service projects.

The entering first-year students, selected from a pool of 1,243 applicants, represent 16 states and 60 undergraduate institutions.

Cumberland classes begin on Aug. 20 for the new law students and returning upperclassmen.

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 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.