The Mercer Advocacy Council is pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Legal Ethics and Professionalism Moot Court Competition. The competition will be held on Thursday, November 15 through Saturday, November 17, 2012, at Mercer University's Walter F. George School of Law in Macon, Georgia.
Mercer University School of Law is proud to host the nation's first moot court competition in Legal Ethics and Professionalism, and after highly successful competitions in both 2010 and 2011, we are looking to make this year even better. This competition builds upon Mercer Law's national leadership in legal ethics and professionalism. Mercer Law students take six required hours of ethics and professionalism, including a first-year course in which students explore the many aspects of being an ethical lawyer. Students also benefit from an experiential learning program that emphasizes the development of an ethical professional identity, a broad array of advanced ethics electives, and a comprehensive approach to ethics infused through the Woodruff Curriculum. This approach stems from the Mercer Law faculty's commitment to infusing issues of ethics throughout the entirety of a student's legal education. Additionally, the Mercer Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism engages in a variety of in-house and outreach educational activities with the purpose of improving the professionalism of students, lawyers, and judges.
This competition also draws upon Mercer Law’s Legal Research and Writing Program, one of the nation’s preeminent programs in legal writing. Mercer offers the nation’s only Advanced Certificate in Legal Writing, Research, and Drafting, and is the host school for the Legal Writing Institute.
The ABA has recognized the Woodruff Curriculum with the Gambrell Professionalism Award, citing its "depth and excellence" and "obvious commitment to professionalism." More recently, Professor Patrick Longan, William Augustus Bootle Chair in Legal Ethics and Professionalism and Director of the Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism, was awarded the National Award for Innovation and Excellence in Teaching Professionalism by the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Professionalism, the National Conference of Chief Justices, and the Burge Endowment for Law & Ethics.
The competition will be limited to 24 teams, so we encourage you to register soon! For more information on our competition including how to register and the rules and regulations, please click on the links below:
A block of rooms has been reserved for the teams at the Hilton Garden Inn located on the main Mercer campus in Macon, Georgia. First come, first served. The address of the hotel is 1220 Stadium Drive, Macon, Georgia, 31204. The hotel can be reached by telephone at (478) 741-5527.
The room block is for the dates of Thursday, November 15 to Sunday, November 18, 2012. The hotel is less than 5 miles away from Mercer Law School, where the competition is held.
If you have any questions about travel or board, please email the Mercer LEAP Directors at MercerLEAP@law.mercer.edu.
For more information, please e-mail MercerLEAP@law.mercer.edu.