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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.

Legal Ethics and Professionalism Moot Court Competition

The Mercer Advocacy Council is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Legal Ethics and Professionalism Moot Court Competition. The competition will be held on Thursday, October 20 through Saturday, October 22, 2011, at Mercer University's Walter F. George School of Law in Macon, Georgia. Click here for more information.

Georgia Court of Appeals Meeting at Mercer Law School

On Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 10 a.m. the Georgia Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in the moot courtroom at Mercer Law School. The annual visit will provide an opportunity for students and the local community to observe the Court in action. The panel that will hear cases at the Law School includes Judge M. Yvette Miller, presiding, Judge John J. Ellington and Judge Sara L. Doyle. The cases to be heard as part of the Third Division of the Court includes Erturk v. GEICO; Mauldin v. State; and Peck v. Lanier Golf Club.


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Mercer Law School is home of the Legal Writing Institute and the National Criminal Defense College.