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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.
 

Association of Women Law Students Raises Over $4,000 for Susan G. Komen Foundation

As part of their philanthropy work, Mercer Law’s Association of Women Law Students organized several fundraising events for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure of Central Georgia. At the race, the association was recognized as the top team fundraiser and the top school/university division. To raise over $4,000, the group hosted events such as a zumba class, Pink Ribbon Week, a kickball tournament, and a bake sale.

The members of AWLS put a large amount of work into planning, organizing, and publicizing their events. Co-president of the organization, Megan Powers, says that this is because “the entire organization genuinely cares and wants to make a difference when it comes to breast cancer awareness.”
 

Family Day 2013

Families of Mercer Law students are invited to Family Day on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. See what Mercer Law School offers our students: dedicated and accessible faculty and staff, optimal class sizes, supportive classmates, and the ideal balance between theory and practice.

Results of 2013 Milani Writing Competition Announced

The Adam A. Milani Disability Law Writing Competition is a national disability law writing competition sponsored by Mercer University School of Law and the ABA Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law. The competition honors the work of the late Professor Adam Milani, a passionate advocate for disability rights, an accomplished legal scholar, and a beloved faculty member at the Law School.

This year two winners were selected from many fantastic entries. The first place winner is Margaret Dreschel, from the Berkeley Law School. Congratulations to Ms. Dreschel and her legal writing professor Michelle Cole.

In second place is John Chamberlain, also from Berkeley Law School. Congratulations to Mr. Chamberlain and (again!) to his legal writing professor, Michelle Cole.

Congratulations to these fine legal writers.
 

Students Raise Most Donations Among Law Schools in Annual Georgia Lawyers’ Food Drive

Mercer University School of Law successfully defended its title as the champion of the Attorney General’s Cup in the Second Annual Legal Food Frenzy – a competition to help feed the hungry in Georgia. In a friendly competition against the state’s other law schools to see which could gather the most food for Georgia’s food banks, Mercer Law School gathered more than any other school. In all, the School gathered 8,037 pounds of food, or 22 pounds per student, to help support the Middle Georgia Community Food Bank, which is more than double the total from last year. This effort is part of a statewide food drive organized by the Georgia Attorney General’s Office and the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia, which will help provide food for the state’s seven regional food banks.

 
 
 
 

Did you know?

Mercer Law School’s Woodruff Curriculum won that ABA’s Gambrell Professionalism Award for its “depth of excellence.”