I will say that after actually visiting Samford Law (I got the feeling they really prefer the Cumberland brand actually, and who can blame them?) the school moved up a lot on my list. It's got a small atmosphere that feels like it would be tight-knit, and the overall campus is beautiful (though not breathtaking or anything) and in one of Alabama's best areas for work AND play.
I have read and heard they place decently in their region of Alabama (competing with UA's grads however) and maybe a select few can go to bigger markets, namely Atlanta.
The law school's facilities were less impressive, but the library was a nice three-story open area. It looks like Samford provides everything you would need to be successful.
All considered, I could definitely see myself at Samford, but not without some serious scholarship money. It's just too small and regional to pay such a high sticker. At this point I think that if for some reason I decide to bite the bullet and go to an extremely expensive school, it might as well be Miami, as it is much higher ranked and in my home state (the latter being more important).
I had a professor at NYU undergrad who was a proud Cumberland grad. Tried pushing it on me, actually. Had nothing but good things to say.