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Third Annual Brainerd Currie Lecture

On Tuesday, Oct. 1, the Third Annual Brainerd Currie Lecture -- named after the legendary conflict of laws scholar who graduated from Mercer Law School and began his teaching career here -- will be delivered by Professor Kermit Roosevelt of the University of Pennsylvania School of Law. The lecture will take place at noon in the moot courtroom of the Law School. The lecture has been approved for 1 CLE credit hour. Attorneys may register on-site the day of the lecture. The registration fee is $5.

Professor Roosevelt is co-author of the latest edition of a conflict of laws casebook that began years ago as a casebook by Brainerd Currie's son David, a longtime professor at the University of Chicago. Professor Roosevelt is a 1997 graduate of Yale Law School and clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter. He is the author of "Conflict of Laws: Concepts and Insights" (Foundation Press 2010) and various articles in the field.

Results of 2013 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 Margaret Dreschel, from the Berkeley Law School. Congratulations to Ms. Dreschel and her legal writing professor Michelle Cole.

In second place is John Chamberlain, also from Berkeley Law School. Congratulations to Mr. Chamberlain and (again!) to his legal writing professor, Michelle Cole.

Congratulations to these fine legal writers.

Law Review Symposium 2013

The 2013 Mercer Law Review Symposium on Friday, Oct. 11, will focus on “Current Trends in International Trade and Their Impact on Multinational Business.” The symposium will feature a mix of leading academics, key government officials and expert attorneys in private practice and corporate general counsel. The symposium will take place in the first-floor moot courtroom of Mercer Law School from 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Muna Ndulo,  a professor or law and director of the Institute for African Development at Cornell University Law School, is scheduled to give the Luncheon Keynote Address in the Presidents Dining Room at the University Center.

Mercer Law School Celebrates Constitution Day with Speaker Louis Michael Seidman, Georgetown Law Professor

Noted constitutional law scholar Louis Michael Seidman, the Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Constitutional Law at Georgetown Law School, will present “Constitutional Skepticism” at Mercer Law School’s Constitution Day celebration. The event will take place at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 17 in the first floor moot courtroom of the Law School. It is free and open to the public. The Constitution Day Lecture has been approved for 1 CLE credit hour. Attorneys may register on-site the day of the lecture. The registration fee is $5.

Seidman will speak during the University’s observance of Constitution Day, a national holiday that commemorates the ratification of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787. Established by federal law in 2004, Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution. The day is also designed to recognize those who have become U.S. citizens.

Mercer Law Welcomes New Faculty Member Zack Buck

Mercer Law School is pleased to welcome Zack Buck as the newest member of the faculty. Professor Buck specializes in health law and his scholarship focuses on the process-based legitimacy of governmental enforcement of laws and rules affecting health and healthcare in the United States. His recent writing focuses on how the enforcement of healthcare fraud and abuse laws affect American quality of care. He teaches health law, torts, and other upper-level health law electives at Mercer. Professor Buck earned his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, a Masters of Bioethics from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and a B.A. with highest distinction from Miami University (OH).


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