Some call it a big city. Others say it’s a small town. We believe it’s just right - and we think you’ll agree. Located in the heart of Georgia, Mercer Law’s hometown of Macon is a flourishing Southern metropolis with a soul unmatched by any other. With proximity to the bright lights of Atlanta and the beaches of the Georgia and Florida coasts, Macon boasts regal historical landmarks, a trendy arts and culture scene, lively local hangouts, and a little something for everyone.
Macon has fine food, nightlife, things to do and see, and fun to be had. There’s always a place to go, a band to see, or an event to attend.
Highlights of Macon throughout the year include:
- A lively arts and entertainment scene, including five historic downtown theatres and venues host beautiful ballets, high-definition opera, chart-topping bands, live symphonic performances, and touring Broadway shows;
- College Hill Corridor’s Second Sunday outdoor concerts;
- Bragg Jam’s Concert Crawl that features over 50 bands performing at 15 venues;
- The annual International Cherry Blossom Festival in March;
- and Mercer as the only private university in Georgia to field an NCAA Division I athletic program as part of the Southern Conference.
Macon is the seat of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia and the home of a thriving and active legal community, including the main office of the United States Attorney and office of the federal defender for the district. This environment provides Mercer Law students a full range of opportunities needed to prepare for a career in any field of law, anywhere in the world. The vast professional opportunities in Atlanta—one of the nation’s most exciting metropolitan cities and the legal epicenter of the Southeast—offer Mercer Law students and graduates many externships and employment options.