Strickland named dean of Samford’s School of Law comment (0)
January 2, 2014
Henry C. Strickland III has been named dean of Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law, effective July 1.
He succeeds John L. Carroll Jr., who is retiring after 13 years.
Strickland, a United Methodist, is a graduate of Presbyterian College in Clinton, S.C., and holds a law degree from Vanderbilt University School of Law in Nashville.
He is currently professor of law at Samford and teaches courses in alternate dispute resolution, arbitration, civil procedure, constitutional law and conflict of laws.
After practicing with a North Carolina firm for several years, Strickland joined Cumberland’s faculty in 1988. He also previously served as a law clerk for U.S. District Judge Virgil Pittman in the Southern District of Alabama for two years and as Cumberland’s associate dean for academic affairs from 2001–2011.
Strickland is “uniquely suited to assume the deanship of the Cumberland School of Law during this strategic phase of its history,” said Samford Provost and Executive Vice President J. Bradley Creed. “He is a proven and experienced legal educator and is highly respected by faculty and alumni.”
Strickland said it is an honor to serve as the dean of Cumberland School of Law.
“For more than 150 years, Cumberland has prepared exceptional lawyers who are devoted to serving their clients and their communities,” he said. “I am excited about working with the outstanding faculty and staff of the law school, Cumberland’s devoted alumni and the bar as we meet the challenges of continuing that tradition in the 21st century.”