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Samford University Cumberland School of Law

Birmingham, AL
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The Basics
Samford University

Visiting And Contact Information

800 Lakeshore Drive

Birmingham, AL 35229

United States

Phone: 800-888-7213

Fax: 205-726-2057

Website

Admissions See more

GETTING IN: SELECTIVE
Total Law School Enrollment:
426
Acceptance Rate:
76%

Incoming Class profile

Average GPA:
3.20
Average LSAT Score:
151
GPA Range
2.90 3.38 3.50
LSAT Range
148 151 154

ADMISSIONS DATES

Early / Priority Deadline
February
28
Regular Deadline
July
1
Rolling
July
1

Academics & Programs See more

Student/Faculty Ratio
18:1


Total Faculty
52


% Passing Bar on 1st Attempt
92%
Concentrations / Specialities
  • Constitutional
  • Corporation Securities
  • Criminal
  • Environmental
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Taxation

Student Body See more

Average Age of Entering Class
24
% Under-represented Minorities
10.33%
% Full-time Female
42.72%
% International

0.24%
% Full-time / Part-time
Full-time
Part-time

Career See more

Most Recent Graduating Class Entering New Jobs in Particular Job Functions

Industry% of Grads
Private Practice54.22%
Government33.61%
Business12.65%
Pursuing Advanced Degree7.23%
Judicial Clerkship6.02%


Median Starting Salary of Most Recent Class
$58,740

Tuition & Aid See more

Tuition and Fees:
$35,876

Students Receiving Some Form of Aid:
87%
Financial Aid App Deadline
March
1

Campus Life & Facilities See more

% Wired Classrooms
100%
School-Supported Research Centers or Resources
  • Cumberland has three labs for law student use only in the law library. Wireless printing, scanners, loaner laptops, and multimedia equipment such as LCD TVs, Apple TV, and projectors are all available for student use. The Information Technology Librarian is also available to law students for all their technology needs - data recovery, repairs, setup, and more. The law library also provides access to a wide variety of databases - including HeinOnline, BNA Premier, and LegalTrac.

Rankings And Lists

  • Best Quality of Life:
    # 7
  • Most Conservative Students:
    # 4
  • Best Professors:
    # 9
  • More

At a Glance

  • School Type:
    Private
  • ABA Approved:
    Yes
  • California Bar Association approved:
    No
  • Religious Affiliation:
    Yes
  • Part-Time Program:
    No
  • Evening Program:
    No
  • Total Enrollment:
    426
  • Student-faculty ratio:
    18:1
  • Average UGrad GPA:
    3.20
  • Average LSAT:
    151
  • Regular Application Deadline:
    07/01
  • Pass Rate for First-Time Bar Exam:
    92%
  • Average Starting Salary:
    $58,740.00
  • Financial Aid Deadline:
    03/01
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