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Professor Hal Lewis Retires After 35 Years of Teaching

Incisive Scholar, sensitive student advisor and keeper of one of the Law School’s messier offices, Hal Lewis retires this fall after joining Mercer 35 years ago.

“He’s devoted to scholarship, but most of all to his students,” says Rebecca McKelvey ’06, a Nashville-based attorney who was lead articles editor for the Law Review, with Lewis as the Review’s faculty advisor, a post he’s held for the past 10 years. “He’s a great professor and an amazing person who is always genuinely interested in students — while we are there, and after we graduate.” 


Third Annual Legal Ethics and Professionalism Moot Court Competition

Mercer Advocacy Council is pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Legal Ethics and Professionalism Moot Court Competition. The competition will be held on Thursday, Nov. 15 through Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at Mercer University School of Law in Macon, Georgia. Click here for more information.


Kimberly White, ’88, named Virginia 10th Circuit Court Judge

Kimberly White, ’88, was appointed as judge of Virginia’s 10th Circuit Court by Gov. Bob McDonnell in August, 2012. She is the first woman to be appointed to the 10th Circuit Court. Before her appointment, she was the Commonwealth’s Attorney in Halifax County, Va. for eight years. Earlier in her career, she worked for private firms Vaughan & Slayton and Woods Rogers, P.L.C., as well as serving in positions in the United States Attorney’s Office and the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office in Lynchburg, Va. 

Jack G. Angaran, ’75, Admitted to American College of Trial Lawyers

Jack G. Angaram, ’75, of the civil litigation firm Georgeson Angaran, Chtd., has been admitted as a Fellow to the American College of Trial Lawyers. His induction took place at the 2012 annual meeting of the college before an audience of 1,070 people. The American College of Trial Lawyers is one of the premier legal associations in America, accepting members by invitation only. Lawyers must have a minimum of fifteen years of trial experience and display professional careers marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility, and collegiality before they can be considered. The College works to elevate the standards of trial practice, the administration of justice, and the ethics of the trial profession. 

Dean Simson to Speak on the Role of Religion and Politics

On Monday, Oct. 15, Dean Gary Simson will be speaking at Temple Emanu-El as part of an annual event sponsored by an Atlanta-area Baptist-Jewish interfaith group entitled “Conversation on the Role of Religion and Politics: What we have Learned from the Past.” Dean Simson, a scholar on freedom of religion under the First Amendment, will discuss relevant constitutional principles as well as the Jewish perspective; and Walter Shurden, a professor Emeritus in Mercer's Christianity Department, will address the topic as an expert in the Baptist religion.


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