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.
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.