The Law School offers the Juris Doctor degree for successful completion of 89 hours in the award winning Woodruff Curriculum.
The Law School offers a Master of Laws degree in Federal Criminal Practice and Procedure, 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.
The School of Law and the Eugene Stetson School of Business and Economics of Mercer University offer a joint program of study that permits both the Juris Doctor and the Master of Business Administration degrees to be earned in as few as three years. Any applicant to the program may indicate on the application to the Law School his/her intent to also apply to the School of Business and Economics. Both units will share the information in the application. The applicant must be admitted separately by each school. Additional tuition must be paid to the Business School for courses that are required for the MBA degree.
For detailed information on the joint JD/MBA Program, contact the Admissions Office of the Law School at 478-301-2605 or the School of Business at 478-301-2835.
Experiential Education Program
About half of Mercer Law students participate in clinical training through our Experiential Education program . Students work on real cases and gain the practical skills they need once they graduate. For example, students in the Habeas Project help to represent people who have been wrongfully imprisoned, offering a legal lifeline that could lead to a new trial.
Legal Writing Program
Mercer Law's Legal Writing Program prepares students with the essential legal research and writing skills they need to be prepared to practice right after graduation. Today, we're proud to have the nation's preeminent Legal Writing Program and to serve as the host school for the Legal Writing Institute, a national organization for legal writing experts. We offer more courses in the essential skills of legal research and writing than most law schools and the nation's only Certificate in Advanced Legal Writing, Research, and Drafting. Employers recognize that when they hire a Mercer Law graduate, they are hiring a lawyer who is highly trained in these skills.
Certificate in Advanced Legal Writing, Research & Drafting
Mercer offers a Certificate in Advanced Legal Writing, Research and Drafting to students who take selected writing, research and drafting courses in addition to the required courses and successfully complete several additional requirements. Space in the certificate program is limited.
Students in good standing in the Walter F. George School of Law may choose to take up to three graduate courses in the Eugene Stetson School of Business and Economics without applying for admission to the MBA Program. Currently, two specific combinations of courses can be taken for a Certificate in Practice Management or a Certificate in Corporate Finance.
Additional tuition must be paid to the Business School for the courses that are required for the Certificate.
For detailed information on the Business Certificates, contact the Admissions Office of the Law School at 478-301-2605 or the School of Business at 478-301-2835.
Study Abroad Programs
Mercer is a co-sponsor of several Summer Abroad Programs administered by the Stetson University College of Law in Florida. Programs are offered in Spain, Argentina, China, Germany, and the Netherlands. More information about the programs is available here.
For current Mercer Law students who are planning to study abroad, please review the checklists prepared by the Registrar and the Financial Aid Office for students participating in the Mercer/Stetson Study Abroad programs or for students participating in a Study Abroad program sponsored by another law school.