Georgia Trend recently named Associate Professor Sarah Gerwig-Moore to the 19th Annual 40 Under 40. The annual publication presents a group of 40 outstanding Georgians under the age of 40, recognizing the state’s best and brightest. Gerwig-Moore was commended not only for her teaching and scholarship at Mercer Law School, but for her efforts in giving back to the Macon community, particularly in the major rehabilitation of the College Hill Corridor.
Gerwig-Moore was honored to be recognized saying, “My parents are public servants, and they instilled some important lessons in me that we’ve been given a lot of opportunities. It’s our obligation but also our privilege to give back to the communities we live in.”
At Mercer Law School, her legal interests center on constitutional criminal law, appellate and post-conviction practice and procedure, and experiential public service learning. Since joining the Mercer faculty in 2006, she has created and now teaches The Habeas Project, the only pro bono effort in Georgia to offer representation in non-capital post-conviction cases. That clinic has briefed and argued over sixty cases—including issues of first impression in the state's highest court—and has won full or partial relief in over half of those cases.