Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2009-09-04

Former U.S. Solicitor General Gregory G. Garre will address students at Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law Thursday, Sept. 10, at noon in the moot courtroom of Robinson law building.

His topic will be “Representing the Interests of the U.S. and the Supreme Court.”

Garre held the post that supervises and conducts federal litigation in the U.S. Supreme Court during 2008-09 after serving three years as deputy solicitor general. He formerly practiced with the Washington, D.C. firm of Hogan & Hartson, where he headed the firm’s Supreme Court and appellate practice section. He has argued 25 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.

He has served on the faculty of his alma mater, George Washington University Law School, in the areas of constitutional law and the Supreme Court.

Garre’s Cumberland visit is sponsored by the law school’s Cordell Hull Speaker’s Forum. The public is invited free of charge.

Ryan Stringfellow, a third-year law student from Clermont, Fla., is speaker’s forum chair.

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 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.