Posted by Brad Radice on 2011-08-19

 Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law will conclude its first-year law student orientation Friday, August 19, 2011, with the law school’s annual First-Year Service Project. This service project is organized by Cassandra Adams, director of the Cumberland Community Mediation Center and Public Interest Project. This service project is in conjunction with Hands On Birmingham, whose mission is “to connect people with organized and meaningful volunteer opportunities to improve their community.”

This year, law school members from across the student body, administration, faculty and staff will set out in their red volunteer t-shirts to six service projects at the following Birmingham organizations, Christian Service Mission, Southern Environmental Center, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Birmingham, Ronald McDonald House, and the Glenwood Autism and Behavioral Health Center.

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. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 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.