Effective teaching and quality research are essential to today’s legal education. Cumberland has distinguished itself by attracting faculty who are able to critically evaluate the legal landscape and communicate their findings to new students and seasoned professionals.
As our reputation has increased, so has the value of our faculty to other institutions. We are seeking funds to underwrite summer research fellowships and provide incentives to faculty who are exceptional teachers through named professorships. In addition, we are seeking to enhance our students’ educational experience by creating a visiting professorship for nationally and internationally recognized scholars.
Faculty Enhancement Goals:
- Establish three named professorships
- Provide summer research fellowships
- Create a visiting professorship for nationally recognized scholars/teachers (a semester per year/varying areas of law)
- Host one international law attorney on campus each year for lectures and discussions on international law
“To pursue a law degree in a unique, collegial environment, with a diverse group of students and an exceptional faculty—this is what Cumberland provided me.”
—Michael Krombach, Class of 2013
What drew me to Cumberland was the opportunity to participate in smaller class sizes led by professors whose education and achievements rival the faculty of any school nationally. The ability to interact with these distinguished instructors on a personal level is a unique advantage that only adds to the outstanding educational experience provided by the staff at Cumberland.
—Michael Lasserre, Editor in Chief, Cumberland Law Review, Cumberland Class of 2014