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Second Year Law Student Minerva Steele wins IBA Student Writing Committee Writing Competition

Second year Mercer Law student Minerva A. Steele won the 2011 International Bar Association (IBA) Student Committee Writing Competition. Her paper titled "Human Rights Violations: Today's Challenges and Tomorrow's Solution” won her a free trip to Dubai for the IBA 2011 Annual Conference, Oct. 30 – Nov. 4, 2011.

Inaugural Brainerd Currie Lecture on Wednesday, Sept. 21

Gary J. Simson, Mercer Law Dean and Macon Chair in Law, will deliver the first annual Brainerd Currie Lecture on “Choice of Law after the Currie Revolution: What Role for the Needs of the Interstate and International Systems?” The lecture will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011 at 4 p.m. in the moot courtroom of the Law School. The event is free and open to the public.

Constitution Day 2011

Noted constitutional law scholar Kathryn Abrams, a professor at University of California, Berkeley Law School, will present “Fear and Loathing in Maricopa County: The Emotions of Immigration Regulation” at Mercer Law School’s Constitution Day celebration. The event will take place at noon on Friday, Sept. 16 in the moot courtroom of the Law School. It is free and open to the public.

Mercer Students Place in IADC Legal Writing Contest

Third year Law student Terri K. Benton won first place in the 2011 International Association of Defense Counsel Legal Writing Contest. Her paper titled "Where Do I Fit In? Citizenship Claims and the §1332 Diversity Statute in Underwriters at Lloyd’s v. Osting-Schwinn” won amongst stiff competition and strong submissions to the contest according to IADC.

Third Year Law Student Louise Emeagi-Smith wins ABA Business Law Writing Competition

Third year law student Louise N. Emeagi-Smith won third place in the 2011 Mendes Hershman Student Writing Contest sponsored by the ABA Business Law Section. Ms. Smith’s paper “Employers Beware: Civil RICO Provision Creates Private Enforcement of Immigration Laws” was judged on research and analysis, choice of topic, writing style, originality and contribution to the literature available on the subject.

 

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With more than 30 student organizations, the list of student activities is extensive: from countless guest lecturers to charity and social events.