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.

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.