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Samford University Cumberland School of Law

Admissions Profile

Admission rate %:
76%
Number students applying:
688
Number students accepted:
522
First-year attrition rate:
9%

LSAT Scores 2014

75th percentile:
158
Median:
151
25th percentile:
148

GPA 2014

75th percentile:
3.52
Median:
3.2
25th percentile:
2.89

Financial Profile

Tuition and Fees Full-time Part-time
Resident $36,734 $21,673
Non-resident $36,734 $21,673
Living Expenses Full-time
On Campus 0
Off Campus $20,996                 

Education Life Profile

School Population

Total number students enrolled:
426
Number students enrolled full-time:
401
Number students enrolled part-time:
25
Number of first-year students:
159

Gender Diversity

% Women faculty:
29%
% Women students:
46%

Ethnic / Racial / Global Diversity

% Minority faculty:
17%
% Minority students:
11%
% International students:
0

Academic Profile

Student Opportunities

Number of law journals:
2
Names of law journals:
American Journal of Trial Advocacy, Cumberland Law Review
% of students involved in law journals:
28%
Number of faculty-supervised clinical courses:
Names of faculty-supervised clinical courses:
% of students in faculty-supervised clinical courses:
% of students in field placements:
26%
% of students in simulation courses:
74%

Curriculum Strengths

Family Law,
Dispute Resolution,
Public Interest Law

Graduate Employment Profile

National Employment Rate Percent Number of
Graduates
National Employment Rate 2014 57% 77
National Employment Rate 2013 60% 93
State Employment Rate 2014 State Percent Number of
Graduates
State 1st Largest Employer AL 58% 63
State 2nd Largest Employer GA 12% 13
State 3rd Largest Employer TN 9% 10
State Employment Rate 2013 State Percent Number of
Graduates
State 1st Largest Employer AL 66% 79
State 2nd Largest Employer GA 16% 19
State 3rd Largest Employer FL 4.2% 5

Employment by Job Categories

Law Firm Solo
3.36%
Law Firm 2-10
30.25%
Law Firm 11-25
5.88%
Law Firm 26-50
4.2%
Law Firm 51-100
6.72%
Law Firm 101-250
1.68%
Law Firm 251-500
5.04%
Law Firm 501+
0
Law Firm Unknown Size
0
Business & Industry
7.56%
Government
15.13%
Public Interest / Service
3.36%
Clerkships Federal
0
Clerkships State / Local
3.36%
Education / Academia
1.68%
Other
0

First-Time Bar Pass Rates

Bar Exam Eligibility:
Most Current
Reported Data
State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 AL 86% 87%
State 2 GA 79% 85%
State 3
One Year Prior
Reported Data
State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 AL 96% 88%
State 2
State 3
Two Years Prior State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 AL 93% 88%
State 2
State 3

Type of School

Accreditation Status:
ABA Accredited
Public / Private:
Private
Part-time:
No
Affiliation:
Feeder School 1:
Feeder School 2:
Feeder School 3:

Link to Lawdragon Survey

Link to Survey:

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School Information

800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham, AL 35229
Region:
Southeast
Main Phone:
800-888-7213
Admissions Phone:
800-888-7213

Administration

Dean of School:
Henry
C.
Strickland, III
Undergraduate:
BA
School:
Presbyterian College
Law Degree:
JD
School:
Vanderbilt University
Graduate Degree:
School:
Director of Admissions:
Ken
England
Undergraduate:
BA
School:
Samford University
Law Degree:
School:
Graduate Degree:
M.Ed.
School:
Samford University

Reputation Profile

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