Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2008-10-03

American Bar Association president H. Thomas Wells, Jr., will address students at Samford University's Cumberland School of Law Thursday, Oct. 9.

Wells, a partner and founding member of Maynard, Cooper & Gale, P.C., in Birmingham, will speak at 11 a.m. in the moot courtroom of Robinson law building. His topic will be "Common Core Values of the Legal Profession."

Wells began his one-year term as president of the national lawyer's group in August. He has held prior leadership roles with the ABA, as well as with the Alabama State Bar and the Birmingham Bar Association. He has been chair of the ABA's House of Delegates and is co-chair of the ABA's special committee on disaster response, which was commissioned after Hurricane Katrina.

His October 9 talk is sponsored by Cumberland's Cordell Hull Speakers Forum.

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.