Posted by William Nunnelley on 2009-07-20

Alyson Hood, a second-year student at Samford University's Cumberland School of Law, received the Alabama State Bar Pro Bono Student Award for outstanding commitment to providing free legal services to the poor.

Hood, from Chattanooga, Tenn., was honored at the annual meeting of the Alabama State Bar Association July 15-18 at Point Clear, Ala.

Hood recruited 30 volunteers to assist lawyers in a clinic providing legal assistance to the homeless and helped coordinate their participation in legal research and other services. She also volunteered 150 hours at the clinic.

This is the third consecutive year that a Cumberland student has won the Alabama State Bar Pro Bono Student Award.

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.