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Supreme Court of Georgia to Hold Special Session at Mercer Law School

On Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 10 a.m. the Supreme Court of Georgia will hear oral arguments in the first-floor moot courtroom at Mercer Law School. The visit will provide an opportunity for students and the local community to observe the Court in action.

At the start of the session, the Court will hold a short admission ceremony allowing any recent law school graduates, alumni or members of the local bar who are not already admitted to the Supreme Court to be admitted at the special session. Instructions for participating in this special admission ceremony can be downloaded here. Those applying for admission will need to complete the application or admission on the Court’s website. Applications for admission must be submitted to Tori Little at littlet@gasupreme.us no later than Nov. 12, 2013.
 

Association of Women Law Students Raises Over $4,000 for Susan G. Komen Foundation

As part of their philanthropy work, Mercer Law’s Association of Women Law Students organized several fundraising events for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure of Central Georgia. At the race, the association was recognized as the top team fundraiser and the top school/university division. To raise over $4,000, the group hosted events such as a zumba class, Pink Ribbon Week, a kickball tournament, and a bake sale.

The members of AWLS put a large amount of work into planning, organizing, and publicizing their events. Co-president of the organization, Megan Powers, says that this is because “the entire organization genuinely cares and wants to make a difference when it comes to breast cancer awareness.”
 

Family Day 2013

Families of Mercer Law students are invited to Family Day on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. See what Mercer Law School offers our students: dedicated and accessible faculty and staff, optimal class sizes, supportive classmates, and the ideal balance between theory and practice.

Henry Walker, ’86, Elected Firm Chair

Henry Walker, ’86, has been elected the Firm Chair of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, LLP. He joined the firm as a summer associate in 1986 and became a partner in 1994. After serving as in-house counsel for Bellsouth for eleven years, he rejoined Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton in 2007. Walker has been the firm’s managing partner since 2012 and his legal practice is focused on complex litigation matters. Among his many awards and honors, he is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, has been named a Georgia Super Lawyer, and serves on the Georgia Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and the Georgia Chamber’s Law and Judiciary Committee, where he is vice president.

Hugh Thompson, ’69, Becomes Georgia Chief Justice

Hugh Thompson, ’69, was elected unanimously by his colleagues to serve a four-year term as the Georgia Supreme Court’s next chief justice. Chief Justice Thompson was sworn in on Aug. 15, 2013 as the 30th Chief Justice of the state’s highest court. His duties include presiding over the court’s arguments and administrating court meetings. Former Governor Zell Miller appointed Thompson to the Supreme Court in 1994 and performed Thompson’s swearing in ceremony inside the House chambers at the state Capitol.
 

 
 
 
 

Did you know?

Both the Governor of Georgia and the Chief Justice of the Georgia Supreme Court are alumni of Mercer Law School.