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.

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.