Mercer Law News

September 21, 2016
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September 12, 2016
On Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 9:30 a.m. the Georgia Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in the first-floor moot courtroom at Mercer Law School. The annual visit will provide an opportunity for students and the local community to observe the Court in action. The panel that will hear cases at the Law School includes Judge Herbert E. Phipps, presiding, Judge Stephen Louis A. Dillard and Judge Nels S.D. Peterson.
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August 22, 2016
On August 15, we welcomed 145 members into the Mercer Law Class of 2019. The entering class consists of 48% women, 22% students of color, and 13 legacies. They came from 54 undergraduate institutions, represent 39 undergraduate majors, and an array of professional backgrounds varying from legal assistants to coaches to journalists. Our new students range in age from 20-49 with an average age of 25. Many of the students have philanthropic, and non-profit backgrounds that include the American Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, and the American Cancer Society. They have volunteered with mission trips, participated in Special Olympics, and been tutors and college mentors.
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July 13, 2016
Mercer Law School is pleased to announce the creation of the Young Alumni Council as of June 20, 2016. The YAC is led by 2005 graduate Justin B. Connell, who wanted to create a way for young alumni members to help each other and the Law School. The Council is made up of up to 30 members with two representatives from each class graduating in the last 15 years.
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July 12, 2016
While Mercer Law legacies are not unheard of around the Law School, it is remarkable to find seven members from four generations of the same family attend the same Law School. During the Mercer Mingle in Statesboro on May 19, 2016, three members of the Neville family, who proudly carry on this tradition, were present: W. Joe Neville, ’77; Register Municipal Judge Lovett Bennett, Jr., ’83; and Samuel Broucek, ’13.
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June 16, 2016
Tomisha Stanford, a 2016 graduate of Mercer Law School, recently was selected as the individual recipient of the State Bar of Georgia Law School Excellence in Access to Justice Award. Stanford has worked internationally and locally to help increase access to justice through public interest law.
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June 6, 2016
Distinguished Alumnus Robert L. Steed, who served as the University’s seventh Life Trustee and was a tireless champion for Mercer, died at his Buckhead home on June 4.
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May 4, 2016
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May 3, 2016
Mercer On Mission, the University’s unique blend of study abroad and service learning, is set to deploy 181 students and 20 faculty members to 11 sites in South America, Asia and Africa during the months of May through August, its largest contingent ever.
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May 2, 2016
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April 28, 2016
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April 27, 2016
Nearly 2,000 students will graduate in five Mercer University commencements during May in Macon, Atlanta and Savannah. The University will confer bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees, as well as honorary degrees to State Rep. Larry J. (Butch) Parrish and musician Gregg Allman.
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