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Samford University

Cumberland School of Law

Birmingham, AL

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Overview

Samford University / Cumberland School of Law is located in Birmingham, AL, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Juris Doctor/Master of Public Administration (JD/MPA)
Juris Doctor/Master of Science in Environmental Management (JD/MSEM)
Juris Doctor/Master of Arts in Theological Studies (JD/MATS)
Juris Doctor/Master of Science (JD/MS)
Master of Comparative Law (MCL)
Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration (JD/MBA)
Juris Doctor/Master of Divinity (JD/M Div)
Juris Doctor (JD)
Juris Doctor/Master of Accounting (JD/M Acc)
Juris Doctor/Master of Public Health (JD/MPH)
Master of Studies in Law (MSL)
Master of Laws (LL M)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 13
Doctoral Degrees 142

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? No

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

607
Applied
450
Accepted
170
Enrolled
74%

Applying

Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline June 1st June 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Personal statement, professional resume; 1 letter of recommendation; JD or enrolled as JD student and letter of recommendation
Doctoral Degree Exam LSAT
Doctoral Degree Requirements Undergraduate degree

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 90

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

464
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.66%
Black or African American 11.85%
White or Caucasian 78%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1.08%
Asian 1.29%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.22%
Two or more races 0.65%
Unknown 2.59%

Gender

Male (49%)
Female (50%)

Faculty

38
Total faculty
Full-time - 17
Part-time - 21
Male (23)
Female (15)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Environmental, criminal, constitutional law, evidence, civil procedure
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham, AL  35229
United States
Contact Mr. Henry C. Strickland
Dean and Ethel P. Malugen Professor of Law
Email: hcstrick@samford.edu
Phone: 205-726-2704
Fax: 205-726-4457

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