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Professor Ritchie Awarded Visiting Research Professorship in Argentina

Professor David Ritchie has been awarded a Visiting Research Professorship at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) in Buenos Aires, Argentina during May and June 2011. He will be working there with a group of professors and graduate students on the history of just war theory, and the international laws of war and peace.

Professor Paul Giannelli Lectures on the Admissibility of Scientific Evidence

On April 1, Mercer Law School hosted Professor Paul C. Giannelli, a nationally recognized expert in the area of Scientific Evidence. Professor Giannelli is the Weatherhead Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve Law School.   Professor Giannelli shared remarks about the admissibility of scientific evidence, such as fingerprints and ballistics, in light of the 2009 National Academy of Sciences Report. Judge C. Ashley Royal, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, participated in the discussion.

Renowned Evidence and Trial Advocacy Professor Faust Rossi Speaks at the Law School

"How does one defend the undefendable?" That was the question posed by nationally renowned evidence and trial advocacy guru Faust Rossi. The Cornell School of Law Trial Techniques Chair and Professor came to Mercer Law School on Wednesday, April 6th and delivered a rousing recount of the tragic story of "Leopold and Loeb: The Crime of the Century."

Law School Hosts Georgia Legal History Foundation Symposium

On Friday, February 8, 2011 the Georgia Legal History Foundation sponsored an all-day seminar on a series of especially interesting events and personalities in the history of the Georgia legal system. The seminar was held in the Courtroom of the Mercer Law School and the Law School was one of the co-sponsors of the event. Two of the Law School’s fine young alumni, Stuart Walker and Griffin Bell III, organized the program.

Third Year Law Student Louise Emeagi-Smith wins ABA Business Law Writing Competition

Third year law student Louise N. Emeagi-Smith won third place in the 2011 Mendes Hershman Student Writing Contest sponsored by the ABA Business Law Section. Ms. Smith’s paper “Employers Beware: Civil RICO Provision Creates Private Enforcement of Immigration Laws” was judged on research and analysis, choice of topic, writing style, originality and contribution to the literature available on the subject.


Did you know?

Three members of the 12-member Georgia Court of Appeals are Mercer Law alumni.