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Social Justice and the Quest for Equitable Public Policy Panel

Mercer Law School will hold a panel discussion, titled “Social Justice and the Quest for Equitable Public Policy” Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 3:30 p.m. in the Moot Courtroom. The discussion is sponsored by the Black Law Students Association to celebrate black history month and is free and open to the public. The program will discuss the state of civil rights and social justice in American society. They will specifically address issues regarding economic empowerment, education, and the role of the modern day lawyer. The mission of the program is to promote progressive intellectual thought within the law school and with the community at-large.

Honorable William H. Pryor, Jr. to Speak at Mercer Law

William H. Pryor Jr., a judge in the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, will speak at Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law on Jan. 24. The presentation is titled “The Unbearable Rightness of Marbury v. Madison: Its Real Lessons and Irrepressible Myths,” and will be held in the Moot Court Room at noon. The event is free and open to the public.

In 2004, Pryor was appointed to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. Prior to his appointment, he served as attorney general of Alabama from 1997 to 2004. From 1995 to 1997 he served as a deputy attorney general of Alabama. In private practice, he worked with the Birmingham law firms of Cabaniss, Johnston, Gardner, Dumas and O’Neal; and Walston, Stabler, Wells, Anderson and Bains. He clerked for Judge John Minor Wisdom of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. In law school, Pryor was editor-in-chief of the Tulane Law Review at Tulane University, where he received his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude. Pryor earned a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from Northeast Louisiana University, which is now the University of Louisiana at Monroe.

Mercer Law School's 2nd Annual Moot Court Competition Results

Mercer Law School held the second annual moot court competition in legal ethics and professionalism on Oct. 20-22, and University of Georgia was crowned the 2011 winner, defeating Florida Coastal in the final round. Other awards given included best oralists from the final round, Miguel Trujillo, University of Georgia; best oralists from the preliminary rounds, Drew Parrish-Bennett, Florida Coastal; best respondent brief, St. John's University; and best petitioner brief, Faulkner University.

Mercer Law School Makes Strong Showing in Emory Civil Rights and Liberties Moot Court Competition

Two Mercer Law School moot court teams competed in the fifth annual Emory Civil Rights and Liberties Moot Court Competition. The competition was held Oct. 14-16, 2011 in Atlanta with 32 teams competing from around the country. Students Abby Ammons, Skye Gees, and Grant Tall won an Outstanding Brief Award for the competition and Tall won an Outstanding Oralist Award.

Lecture by Peter Martin, Former Dean of Cornell Law School

Peter Martin, former Dean of Cornell Law School and an innovator in the field of digital technology law, will deliver a lecture on “Rewiring Old Architecture: Why U.S. Courts Have Been So Slow and Uneven in Their Take-up of Digital Technology.” The lecture will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011 from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. in Classroom C of Mercer Law School. A reception will immediately follow.


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