Samford University, Cumberland School of Law

Samford University, Cumberland School of Law

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Basic Information
Type: 
Private
Religious Affiliation: 

Baptist

Enrollment: 
425

Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law is the second smallest law school in the region and has the second highest bar passage rate in Alabama, so students can be sure that they will receive a quality education in a close-knit setting.

With a curriculum centered on advocacy and skills training, the school “trains people to be lawyers,” said former deav Dean John Carroll. To do that, the school has a year-round intramural advocacy training program in arbitration, mediation, moot court and mock trial. The school ranks as the fourth best trial advocacy school by U.S. News & World Report.

The school recently downsized its classes and offers first-year classes with 50 students, the smallest the school has offered since the 1970s.

Admission Profile
Application Deadline: 
6/1
Application Fee: 

$0

Financial Aid Deadline: 

3/15

 LSATGPA
75th Percentile1543.57
Median1513.31
25th Percentile1493.10
Financial Profile
 ResidentNon-Resident
Tuition$40,140$40,140
Tuition Part-time
Living Expenses
Median grant$139900
Percent receiving grants89.00%
Estimated net tuition
Employment & Bar Exam Profile
 Rate
Post-grad employment 87.70%
NJ Employment79.5
Bar Passage79.84%
State78.18%
Academic Profile
Employment 2018: 
A
Concentrations: 
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Business, Corporate, Banking
Criminal Law and Procedure
Employment and Labor Law
Environmental/Natural Resource Law
Estate Planning
Family Law/Child & Family
Governmental Affairs and Regulations
Health Law
Human Rights
Intellectual Property Law
International Law
Litigation
Real Estate Transactions
Tax Law
Trial Advocacy
Website: 
www.cumberland.samford.edu