Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2008-09-12

Alabama Attorney General Troy King will address students at Samford's Cumberland School of Law Thursday, Sept. 18, at 11 a.m. in the moot courtroom of Robinson law building. His topic will be the death penalty.

King's talk is sponsored by Cumberland's Cordell Hull Speakers Forum series.

He was appointed attorney general by Gov. Bob Riley in 2004 and was elected to the post in 2006. He previously served as an assistant attorney general and legal advisor to Gov. Riley.

King's Samford talk will be followed by a time for questions. The public is invited free of charge.

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.