Posted by William Nunnelley on 2007-10-03
Nationally known sports attorney Robert Boland will speak at Samford University's Cumberland School of Law Thursday, Oct. 11, at 11 a.m. in the moot courtroom of Robinson Hall law building. His topic will be "Sports in Crisis: Have Sports Run Afoul of the Law and Can They Be Saved?"
A Cumberland graduate and expert in sports law, Boland is a law professor at New York University. His Samford appearance, sponsored by the Cordell Hull Speakers Forum and Phi Alpha Delta law honorary society, is open to the public free.
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.