Since 1847, Cumberland School of Law has been educating lawyers who excel in scholarship and in making a difference in their community and their profession. In its long history, Cumberland School of Law has produced more than 13,000 law graduates and boasts more than 9,000 active alumni, representing academic excellence in the legal field in nearly every state and several foreign countries. You’ll find our graduates serving as judges and elected representatives, prosecuting crimes as district and U.S. attorneys, teaching, performing research, and in countless other ways, including significant pro bono work, bringing honor to the profession and to the law school.

Our national alumni association is a strong and active organization working to support and strengthen the ties among graduates of the Cumberland School of Law. In addition to providing significant financial contributions to support the institution (and keep tuition affordable), our alumni assist with continuing legal education and career development programs, serve on advisory boards, chair class reunions, host receptions and other events and mentor students from their towns and cities.

Clark Gillespy“My time at Cumberland was the cornerstone of my education. It armed me with the legal knowledge I would need to graduate law school, become a member of three bars, move to Europe, and begin practicing international law. It provided me with the confidence, resources and contacts I needed over the years to expand my legal horizon and a solid foundation on which to move from the practice of law to the application of legal knowledge.” —Clark Gillespy ’87, Global Head, Data Center for Economic Development, Google, Sunnyvale, California

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Kate Belyayeva“Growing up, I rarely felt like I was a part of something greater than myself. I did not play sports nor was I a part of any social clubs. Of course, I have met some people with my shared interests throughout high school and college, but it was not until law school that I met so many people with a shared purpose. Together, we experienced the good and the bad while creating a bond that undoubtedly will last for years. I look forward to seeing them all grow, develop and reach great success in both their careers and personal lives.” —Kate Belyayeva '22, Associate Attorney at Maynard Cooper & Gale

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Cumberland School of Law Events

There's so much happening year-round at Cumberland School of Law. From networking events with current students to wellness activities and CLE's, alumni are encouraged to stay involved. Check out our list of events here.

Events Calendar

Using the Law Library

Cumberland lawyers are encouraged to continue to use the resources of the Lucille S. Beeson Law Library after they graduate.

Law Library Databases

Law Library Policies

Host An Alumni Event

Alumni and friends of the law school are encouraged to host or sponsor alumni events at their homes or places of business. Hosting an event provides a fun, intimate opportunity for Cumberland Law School alumni to make new connections and strengthen old ties. Additionally, hosted events provide a pleasant forum for the dean to answer questions, become familiar with alumni in a specific area or share current and upcoming news about your alma mater.

To discuss hosting opportunities, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations.

Refer a Future Cumberland Lawyer

As a member of our incredibly accomplished alumni base, you know firsthand what a superb, well-rounded legal education the law school offers to its students. You know about our accomplished faculty and dedicated staff, and the time and energy they exert to ensure students’ success. You are also aware of the school’s unwavering commitment to equipping students with the skills needed to practice law.

Whether you volunteer to call a prospective student from your hometown, volunteer to write a letter to a prospective student interested in your area of practice, encourage a friend’s son or daughter to visit the law school or have a fresh idea for a new recruiting strategy, we welcome your involvement and input. Help us spread the word about Cumberland School of Law. No one is better equipped to do so than you.

Refer a student to:

Office of Law Admission
Samford University
800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham, AL 35229

Alumni Directory

We are excited to announce the launch of our new alumni directory. With a strong community of over 9,000+ living alumni, our goal is to facilitate connections among our graduates across the country.

The alumni directory is a valuable resource that shares the names and class years of our alumni, organized by geographic location. Whether you’re seeking professional networking opportunities or hoping to reconnect with old classmates, this directory can be helpful to you.

We believe that this directory will strengthen our alumni network and create opportunities for collaboration, mentorship and friendship. Don’t miss out on this chance to reconnect and grow with your fellow alumni. To receive a copy of the directory, please email the Office of Alumni Relations at