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Results of 2012 Milani Writing Competition Announced

The Adam A. Milani Disability Law Writing Competition is a national disability law writing competition sponsored by Mercer University School of Law and the ABA Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law. The competition honors the work of the late Professor Adam Milani, a passionate advocate for disability rights, an accomplished legal scholar, and a beloved faculty member at the Law School.

This year two winners were selected from many fantastic entries. The first place winner is Ryan McCarl, from the University of North Carolina School of Law. Congratulations to Mr. McCarl and his legal writing professor Craig T. Smith.

In second place is Michael Lin, also from Northwestern University School of Law. Congratulations to Mr. Lin and his legal writing professor, Grace Dodier.

Frank C. Jones ('50) Dies at 87

Distinguished Mercer University alumnus, trustee and respected attorney Frank C. Jones died Aug. 29 in Macon at the age of 87. Serving his first term on the Mercer Board of Trustees at the time of his death, Jones was a 1950 graduate of the Walter F. George School of Law, coming to Mercer after earning his bachelor’s degree at Emory University in 1947. He served as editor in chief of the Mercer Law Review.


Mercer Law Welcomes New Faculty Members

Mercer Law School is pleased to welcome its newest faculty members who will begin teaching this fall - Assistant Professor Jeremy Kidd and Associate Professor Teri McMurtry-Chubb. Kidd will be leading courses in business associations and contracts while McMurtry-Chubb will be focusing on legal writing and critical legal studies. Also, three visiting faculty members are teaching during the 2012-2013 academic year.

Mercer Law Welcomes Class of 2015 and Inaugural LLM Class

One hundred thirty students representing 55 undergraduate institutions, 36 undergraduate majors and an array of professional backgrounds have joined Mercer Law School as the Class of 2015. First year students spent three days in orientation and one full week in an Intro to the Study of Law class to help prepare for their next three years in Law School.

Trent Brown, ’99, appointed as new judge for Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal appointed Judge Enis Trenton “Trent” Brown III, ’99, as the next Macon Judicial Circuit judge. Brown currently serves as the judge of Putnam County State Court.  Brown was appointed to fill a Superior Court judgeship created by the resignation of Judge John Lee Parrot. Georgia’s Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit encompasses Baldwin, Greene, Hancock, Jasper, Jones, Morgan, Putnam, and Wilkinson counties.


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