Published on January 13, 2010 by Mary Wimberley  
Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2010-08-27
Birmingham attorney Doug Jones will address students at Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law on Sept. 8 as the first speaker in this year’s Called to the Bar series at the school.

Jones, former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama, will speak at noon in the moot courtroom of Robinson law building.

His topic will be the prosecution of the bombers of Birmingham’s Sixteenth Street Baptist Church. As U.S. Attorney during 1997-2001, Jones led the legal team that prosecuted the persons accused of the September, 1963, bombing, which resulted in the deaths of four young girls.

Jones, a Cumberland graduate, is now a member of the Haskell Slaughter Young & Rediker LLC firm.

Cumberland’s Called to the Bar program is a series of sessions and presentations that focus on professionalism, ethics and the duties of lawyering.
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 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.