Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2008-10-02

Samford University's Cumberland School of Law will host a community-wide forum on judicial selection Tuesday, Oct. 7, at 5:30 p.m. in the moot courtroom of Robinson law building.

"Is Change Needed in How We Fill Our Courts?" is the topic of the program sponsored by the civil courts procedures committee of the Birmingham Bar Association.

Speakers include Alabama Supreme Court chief justice Sue Bell Cobb and justice Harold See; attorney Bill Clark, former Alabama Bar Association president; and legislator Demetrius C. Newton, speaker pro tempore of the Alabama House of Representatives.

Former Alabama governor Albert Brewer will moderate the discussion.

The program is free and open to the public.

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.