Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2008-03-14

John L. Carroll, dean of Samford University's Cumberland School of Law, was inducted into the International Society of Barristers as an Academic Fellow at the Society's annual meeting on March 10.

The organization is an honor society of lawyers chosen by their peers on the basis of excellence and integrity in advocacy. It seeks to preserve trial by jury, the adversary system and the independence of the judiciary.

Fellows represent each U.S. state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and five other nations.

Carroll was cited for his contributions to the profession as a lawyer, judge and dean of Cumberland.

A Cumberland graduate, Carroll served 14 years as U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama, before being named Cumberland dean in 2001.

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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.