Founded in 1873, the Walter F. George School of Law of Mercer University is one of the oldest law schools in the United States and the first one in the state of Georgia accredited by the American Bar Association.
After a $15 million gift from George W. Woodruff, the Law School initiated an innovative curriculum that reinforced its commitment to small classes and professional skills-oriented approach to legal education. As a result, the Woodruff Curriculum has long been viewed as a model for law schools across America, earning the Gambrell Professionalism Award from the ABA for its “depth and excellence of the Woodruff Curriculum and its commitment to professionalism”, as well as other awards for service and professional skills proficiency.
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ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
321 N. Clark Street, 21st Floor
Chicago, IL 60654
As of Opening Day, August 19, 2013
Applications Received: 1030
Applicants Accepted: 639
Students Enrolled: 187
Median LSAT: 152
25th-75th LSAT percentile: 148-154
Median GPA: 3.38
25th-75th GPA percentile: 3.05-3.60
Percentage Women: 49%
Percentage Students of Color: 25%
Average Age: 25
Majors Represented: 41
Undergraduate Schools: 79
Graduating Class of 2012:
87.3% employed or enrolled in a full time LLM or graduate program
Mercer Law’s Bar Passage Rate:
87% of first-time test takers passed the Georgia bar (July 2013)
The Law School’s current building is on Coleman Hill, a well-known landmark on the Macon skyline. The 90,000-square-foot facility is modeled after Independence Hall in Philadelphia, PA., the location where the Declaration of Independence was debated, adopted and signed.
Mercer University is committed to providing equal educational programs or activities, and equal employment opportunities to all qualified students, employees, and applicants without discrimination on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, age, or religion, as a matter of University policy and as required by applicable state and federal laws, including Title IX. Inquiries concerning this policy may be directed to the Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator, Human Resources Office, 1400 Coleman Avenue, Macon, Georgia 31207, phone 478-301-2788 or contact email@example.com, or in cases of Title IX concerns, these concerns may be referred to the Office of Civil Rights.