Mr. Cole recently retired from Cumberland School of Law, Samford University.
He served the law school as the Beeson Professor of Law and Director of
International Programs, with primary teaching responsibility treating civil
procedure and constitutional law. During his legal career he also served as the
Director of the Permanent Study Commission on Alabama's Judicial System, which
wrote and aided in the implementation of Alabama's current constitutional
Judicial Article, Director of the Southern Regional Office of the National
Center for State Courts, Williamsburg, Virginia and the Administrative Director
of the Courts for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. He has worked on numerous reform
projects for state courts throughout the United States, as well as
internationally in Brazil and Ukraine. Cole established the Master of
Comparative Law program for international scholars while at Samford and directed
its activities for 18 years of his teaching tenure of 37 years. He also
established and conducted study abroad programs at both the University of
Durham, England and Cambridge University, Cambridge England for United States
law students and international legal scholars, primarily international jurists.
Areas of Practice:
- Constitutional Questions, State and Federal
- International Legal and Governmental Questions
- Judicial Administration
Alabama Supreme Court, the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Alabama and the Supreme Court of the United States.
More than 40 articles and books relating to legal matters, including COMPARATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: BRAZIL AND THE UNITED STATES, a
book treating comparative constitutional law, with emphasis on the constitutional law of the United States and the nation of Brazil.