Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2010-01-25

The Cordell Hull Speakers Forum of Samford  University’s Cumberland School of Law will host Alabama gubernatorial candidate Bradley Byrne Thursday, Jan. 28.

 Byrne, a Republican, will speak at 12:15 p.m. in the moot courtroom of Robinson Hall law building. The public is invited free of charge. A reception will follow his remarks.

Most recently chancellor of Alabama’s two-year college system (2007-09), Byrne formerly served in the state senate and on the Alabama State Board of Education. A graduate of the University of Alabama School of Law, he has practiced law in his native Mobile for more than 25 years.

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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.