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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.

Mercer Law School Team Wins Buffalo Moot Court Competition

A team from Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law won the Buffalo Criminal Law Society’s 13th Annual Herbert Wechsler Moot Court Competition, held April 2 at the Buffalo City Court courthouse in downtown Buffalo, N.Y.

The Mercer team of second-year students Matt Shoemaker and Dodson Strawbridge was coached by third-year student Tyler Oldenburg, Michael Mattox, director of development for the law school, and Professor Tim Floyd.

First year student Sarah Phaff wins Hugh Lawson award

First year Mercer law student Sarah Phaff recently won the Hugh Lawson Moot Court competition at Mercer’s Walter F. George School of Law. The annual competition, held this year on March 25 during Law Day, is awarded to a first-year student who most effectively argues before a panel of Mercer Law School alumni judges and the third-year student who formerly received the award.
 

Longtime ACLU president to deliver 2011 Law Day address

Nadine StrossenMACON - Nadine Strossen, president of the American Civil Liberties Union from 1991-2008, is scheduled to speak at Mercer Law School's 2011 Law Day luncheon on March 25. A graduate of Harvard Law School and a distinguished constitutional law scholar, Strossen has twice been named by The National Law Journal as one of "The 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America," and she has been the recipient of a half-dozen honorary Doctor of Law degrees. Strossen is a law professor at New York Law School. The theme for Law Day 2011 is "The Legacy of John Adams: From Boston to Guantanamo."

 
 
 
 

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