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Why I Give: Louis and Ovaline Hatcher Share Why They Support Cumberland School of Law

Louis Hatcher '90, and his wife Ovaline, have been Cumberland supporters for many years. Recently they helped initiate the new Law Student Emergency Assistance Fund (LEAF) that supports Cumberland students in need. And, there will soon be a newly renovated classroom in Robinson Hall, thanks to their generosity. Here's their story and why they give back to Cumberland School of Law.

Tell us your personal Cumberland story and what led you to choose Cumberland for your law degree.

From the earliest time I can remember, I loved watching Perry Mason and wanted to be a trial attorney like him. I was the first and only person in my family to attend college, and really had little idea what to look for in a law school. A friend mentioned to me that Cumberland had a great reputation as a law school with respect to preparing litigators, so I applied.

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