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Mercer Law School Announces New Director of International Initiatives

Mercer University School of Law announces the appointment of Dr. David Ritchie to the position of Director of International Initiatives. In this new position, he will help increase the visibility of Mercer Law’s current international programs and offerings as well as implement a plan for growing offerings in this area of law.

Additionally, Dr. Ritchie will coordinate with international law faculty to ensure cohesion of the international law curriculum and guidance to students. Part of his role will include increasing opportunities for study abroad, student exchanges with foreign universities, international externships placements and general guidance for current and prospective students interested in practicing international law.

Mercer Law School Receives Prestigious ABA Gambrell Professionalism Award

The American Bar Association Standing Committee on Professionalism has named Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law as a recipient of this year’s E. Smythe Gambrell Professionalism Award. The Gambrel Award honors excellence and innovation in professionalism programs. Mercer previously received the Gambrell Award in 1996 for its Woodruff Curriculum, based on the “depth and excellence” of its commitment to professionalism education. This year’s award will be presented during the ABA Annual Meeting in Boston on Aug. 8.

Mercer Law Quarterfinalist in National Appellate Advocacy Competition

Third-year students Ashley Vandevender, Chris Perniciaro, and Warren Tillery competed in the National Appellate Advocacy Competition (NAAC) on April 10-11, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Among the more than 200 teams from law schools across the country that entered this year’s NAAC, Mercer Law students advanced all the way to the national quarterfinals, placing them among the top eight teams in the entire country. They narrowly missed advancing to the national semifinals following a close round against Texas Tech. Mercer Law students also received an award for the fifth best brief at the national competition.


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