Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law has
been recognized for its consistent and strong participation in the
Birmingham Pledge effort.
Cumberland dean John L. Carroll accepted the
Birmingham Pledge Foundation’s Distinguished Service Award during the
group’s annual lifetime achievement awards ceremony Sept. 13 at
Birmingham’s Sixteenth Street Baptist Church. Jefferson
County civil court judge Houston L. Brown, a Cumberland alumnus and
member of the Foundation’s Board of Directors, presented the award.
As part of the law school’s annual first-year
orientation, students are given an opportunity to sign the pledge, which
stresses a personal, daily commitment to remove prejudice and treat all
people with respect.
Foundation leaders report that the number of
signed pledges from Cumberland law students is among the largest group
of signatures they receive each year. Only batches from large city-wide
campaigns may exceed the Cumberland effort, said
Foundation executive director Wade Black.
“I am extremely pleased that we offer our
students the opportunity to sign the Birmingham Pledge, and extremely
proud of them for the leadership they show in signing the pledge in such
significant numbers,” said Carroll.
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