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Scholar of Merit Award

The Scholar of Merit Award is given to the student in each course who

demonstrates superior knowledge and understanding of the subject being

taught. Selection is made by the professor.

Awards, Scholarships and Recognition

S. Pierce Award

Staci Pierce ’10 established an endowed award to be granted each year to

a third-year student interested in corporate or business law who shows

great academic, personal and career potential. Preference is given to

students excelling academically while successfully balancing their education with other family or business pursuits.

Starnes Davis Florie Freshman Competition Award

The law firm of Starnes & Atchison established a scholarship fund to recognize excellence in trial advocacy by first-year

students. The tradition continues through the law firm of Starnes Davis Florie LLP. The recipients each year are the

winners and runners-up in the Parham H. Williams Freshman Trial Competition. Those who have judged these

competitions note the outstanding performance of these first-year litigators.

Stone, Granade & Crosby Writing Award

The law firm of Stone, Granade & Crosby, P.C. of Daphne, Alabama, established this award to recognize a student in

Business Organizations, or similar course, who demonstrates outstanding writing ability. The recipient is chosen by

faculty teaching Business Organizations.

Stone/Parker Award

In 1999, Ellis J. Parker established the Stone/Parker Award in recognition of the contribution Professor Ralph Thomas

Stone made to his son, Stuart Parker, while a student at Cumberland. The award is given to a student, who, in the

judgment of Professor Stone, has shown remarkable progress in developing unrecognized potential for the study and

practice of law.

Vulcan Materials Co. Candidate Program Award for Excellence in Writing

Vulcan Materials Company, Inc. established an award to recognize the best paper written by summer candidates applying

for membership on the American Journal of Trial Advocacy. Selection of the top papers is made by the Board of the

American Journal of Trial Advocacy. A faculty committee chooses the winner.

Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities

Each year, the faculty nominate 16 third-year students to be named to the list of Who's Who in American Colleges and

Universities. Nominations are based on service to the law school.

William J. Peeler Advanced Trial Advocacy Award

The William J. Peeler Advanced Trial Advocacy Award was established by Jeana P. Hosch ’86 and friends in honor of

her father, William J. Peeler, class of 1952. Each year the award is granted to a law student showing outstanding ability

and interest in trial advocacy as evidenced by exceptional performance in the Advanced Advocacy or other trial

advocacy courses.

Women's Section of the Birmingham Bar Award

The Women's Section of the Birmingham Bar established an award to recognize a student who has unselfishly given

time and energies in the service or promotion of women. Priority is given to service provided while a law student,

though service prior to law school may be considered.

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