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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Law Day 2014

Mercer University School of Law will host the 2014 Law Day luncheon with the Honorable Guido Calabresi, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, scheduled to deliver the keynote address. The event will be held Friday, March 28 at 12:30 p.m. in the University Center on Mercer’s Macon campus. Registration is available online.  Following the luncheon, three events will take place at the Law School: the Hugh Lawson III Moot Court Competition, a 2 hour CLE seminar titled "Ethics and Professionalism: Perpectives After 40 Years at the Bar" and an all-class alumni reception.

Panel on Georgia’s New International Arbitration Code

Mercer International Law Students Association will host a panel in collaboration with the Atlanta Arbitration Society on the topic “Resolving Business Disputes Having an International Aspect: Georgia’s New International Arbitration Code and Its Use.” It will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 12, from 3:30 to 5 pm with a reception at the Woodruff House to follow. The panel is approved for ICLE and MCJE credits. Speakers include Erika C. Birg of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough; Shelby Guilbert of King & Spalding LLP; Stephen L. Wright of Taylor English Duma LLP; and Douglas H. Yarn, a Professor of Law and Director of the Consortium on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution at Georgia State University Law School. The panel will be moderated by Professor Scott Titshaw of Mercer Law.

General Counsel Alumni Profiles

The admirable roll call of graduates from Mercer University School of Law has included esteemed attorneys, judges, legislators, professors, political pundits and more. A significant number have made themselves invaluable as the full-time legal go-to person for a corporation’s wide-ranging needs. In the Fall 2013 Mercer Lawyer, we spoke to a handful of these in-house general counsels about their companies, their duties, and the ways their days at the Law School prepared them to wear the many hats such a job requires. 

Walker Garrett Named One of “Five Under 40”

Walker Garrett, ’10, was one of five people selected for Columbus and the Valley magazine’s “Five Under 40.” The magazine teams with the Columbus Chamber of Commerce to select five professionals that improve the community from a group of nominations.
 

Supreme Court of Georgia to Hold Special Session at Mercer Law School

On Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 10 a.m. the Supreme Court of Georgia will hear oral arguments in the first-floor moot courtroom at Mercer Law School. The visit will provide an opportunity for students and the local community to observe the Court in action.

At the start of the session, the Court will hold a short admission ceremony allowing any recent law school graduates, alumni or members of the local bar who are not already admitted to the Supreme Court to be admitted at the special session. Instructions for participating in this special admission ceremony can be downloaded here. Those applying for admission will need to complete the application or admission on the Court’s website. Applications for admission must be submitted to Tori Little at littlet@gasupreme.us no later than Nov. 12, 2013.
 

 
 
 
 

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Mercer Law School was the first ABA accredited law school in Georgia.