LL.M. Program

Mercer Law's LL.M. in Federal Criminal Practice and Procedure is the only program in the nation designed for law school graduates seeking to prepare themselves for federal criminal practice as a prosecutor, Federal Defender, or private defense counsel.

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Legal Writing Faculty

Mercer’s legal writing curriculum is taught by tenured and tenure-track faculty members who have made a long-term commitment to legal education in general and to teaching legal writing in particular. Mercer’s faculty members are nationally recognized for their leadership in teaching, scholarship, and service to the professional legal writing community.

In addition to being experienced and engaged teachers, Mercer's faculty members produce scholarship on a range of subjects from American Indian law to the inclusion of “voice” in will drafting to the use of narrative in persuasive brief-writing. Mercer faculty not only produce scholarship designed to advance the study, teaching, and practice of legal writing, legal rhetoric, and related fields, they support and encourage the work of other legal writing scholars as editors of the two major journals in the field, the Journal of the Legal Writing Institute and the Journal of the Association of Legal Writing Directors.

Each year, Mercer faculty members organize, present at, and participate in workshops, conferences, and symposia; they serve on numerous boards and committees of national organizations and associations affiliated with legal education and legal writing. Finally, Mercer faculty members engage in outreach to the bar, both regionally and nationally.

Teri McMurtry-Chubb
Suzianne D. Painter-Thorne
David T. Ritchie
Jennifer Sheppard
Karen J. Sneddon


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More than 20 years ago, Mercer resolved that no Mercer lawyer would enter the profession without a solid grounding in practical legal skills.