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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).

Michael Eric Hooper, '09, Selected as Trust & Estates Fellow

Michael Eric Hooper, '09, an attorney with the law firm of Moore, Clarke, DuVall & Rodgers, P.C., was recently selected as a Trust and Estates Fellow by the Real Property, Trust and Estates Section of the American Bar Association. Hooper was one of four Trust and Estates Fellows selected from young attorneys nationwide. As a Fellow, Hooper will become involved in the substantive work of the Real Property, Trust and Estates Section. Hooper is an associate attorney in the Albany office of the law firm and practices in the areas of taxation, estate planning, and corporate law. Hooper also serves as an adjunct professor of law at the Walter F. George School of Law of Mercer University. He received a B.S. from the United States Military Academy in 2000 and a LL.M. in taxation from the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida in 2010.

M. Yvette Miller, CLA ’77 LAW ’80, Receives 2013 Leah Ward Sears Award for Distinction in the Profession from Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys

The Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys (GABWA) recently announced that Judge M. Yvette Miller, CLA ’77 and LAW ’80, is the 2013 winner of its Leah Ward Sears Award for Distinction in the Profession. Judge Miller was appointed to the Georgia Court of Appeals in 1999, when she became the first black woman on the court. In 2009, she was unanimously selected by her fellow judges to serve as Chief Judge. She is currently serving her third term on the court as a presiding judge.
 

Brandon Peak, ’04, Elected to 2013-2014 Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Executive Committee

Brandon Peak, ’04, was elected by members of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association to serve on the 2013-2014 Executive Committee as an American Association of Justice State Delegate.

Peak is a partner at Butler, Wooten & Fryhofer, LLP. He handles product liability, personal injury, whistleblower, trucking and class action cases in state and federal courts throughout the nation. Additionally, he has served as President of the Chattahoochee Bar Association and Columbus Trial Lawyer's Association and is currently serving as Treasurer of the Columbus Bar Association.
 

 
 
 
 

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Mercer Law School’s Moot Court Program has been listed among the Top 20 in the nation.