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John C. Gordon, ’79, Elected Board Chair of Skyland Trail

John C. Gordon, ’79, was elected to the chair position of the Skyland Trail board of directors. He assumed this position on Dec. 6 2012. Skyland Trail is a nonprofit treatment facility for adults with mental illness.

Gordon is president of Gordon Document Products, Inc. and managing partner of its sister company, Perfect Circle Renewable Energy. He has been a member of the Skyland Trail leadership team for more than 20 years.
 

Recent Renovations

Several projects and renovations have transformed the 58-year-old Law School building this past year as part of a long-term plan to enhance its facilities. “The condition of the space in which we learn and work can communicate a great deal about the Law School’s commitment to the success of its students, faculty and staff,” said Associate Dean and Chief Operating Officer Michael Dean. “I think the most recent renovations, and those forthcoming, are a reflection of our priority at the Law School to continuously improve our learning and working environment." 


 

Professor Hal Lewis Retires After 35 Years of Teaching

Incisive Scholar, sensitive student advisor and keeper of one of the Law School’s messier offices, Hal Lewis retires this fall after joining Mercer 35 years ago.

“He’s devoted to scholarship, but most of all to his students,” says Rebecca McKelvey ’06, a Nashville-based attorney who was lead articles editor for the Law Review, with Lewis as the Review’s faculty advisor, a post he’s held for the past 10 years. “He’s a great professor and an amazing person who is always genuinely interested in students — while we are there, and after we graduate.” 

 

Third Annual Legal Ethics and Professionalism Moot Court Competition

Mercer Advocacy Council is pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Legal Ethics and Professionalism Moot Court Competition. The competition will be held on Thursday, Nov. 15 through Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at Mercer University School of Law in Macon, Georgia. Click here for more information.

 

Kimberly White, ’88, named Virginia 10th Circuit Court Judge

Kimberly White, ’88, was appointed as judge of Virginia’s 10th Circuit Court by Gov. Bob McDonnell in August, 2012. She is the first woman to be appointed to the 10th Circuit Court. Before her appointment, she was the Commonwealth’s Attorney in Halifax County, Va. for eight years. Earlier in her career, she worked for private firms Vaughan & Slayton and Woods Rogers, P.L.C., as well as serving in positions in the United States Attorney’s Office and the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office in Lynchburg, Va. 

 
 
 
 

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