John L. Carroll
John L. Carroll is dean of Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama. Prior to his appointment as dean, Carroll served as a federal trial judge for 14 years in the position of Chief U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Middle District of Alabama. Carroll was also appointed by Chief Justice William Rehnquist to serve on the Judicial Conference's Advisory Committee on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, one of seven federal judges to do so. This Committee analyzes and makes recommendations to United States Supreme Court and the United States Congress on possible modifications to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
Carroll is a native of Washington D.C. He graduated from Tufts University, then entered the military and served as a Marine Flight Officer during the Vietnam War where he flew over 200 combat missions.
Carroll graduated from Cumberland Law School in 1974, magna cum laude, having served as member of the Cumberland Law Review, on national moot court team and as student bar president. He also has a master of laws from Harvard University.
After graduation Carroll was named Legal Director of the Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, Alabama. He also practiced civil and criminal law for 10 years and spent two years on the law faculty at Mercer University's Walter F. George School of Law.
- "John L. Carroll". Samford University, Cumberland School of Law. 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-28.