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Georgia Court of Appeals Meeting at Mercer Law School

On Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 1 p.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 Presiding Judge Herbert E. Phipps, Chief Judge John J. Ellington and Judge Stephen Louis A. Dillard.

 

Second Amendment Society Raises $3,100 for The Children's Hospital

Mercer Law's Second Amendment Society raised $3,100 for Child Life Services of Georgia through their Eighth Annual Charity Skeet Shoot held last spring. Child Life Services is a non-profit organization devoted to helping children and their families overcome fears and anxieties associated with in-patient medical care. Over 75 students, attorneys, judges and their guests attended the skeet shoot. If you are interested in participating in the 2013 Spring Charity Skeet Shoot, please contact Charity Skeet Shoot Chair Warren Tillery at wtillery14@lawmail.mercer.edu.

Mercer Law Review Symposium 2012

The 2012 Mercer Law Review Symposium on Friday, Oct. 5 will focus on “Defining and Enforcing the Federal Prosecutor's Duty to Disclose Exculpatory Evidence” as part of the 13th Annual Georgia Symposium On Ethics And Professionalism. The symposium will feature internationally renowned scholars and will take place in the moot courtroom of Mercer Law School from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It is free and open to the public. For available CLE information, contact Nancy Terrill at terrill_n@mercer.edu or (478) 301-2204.

 

Results of 2012 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 Ryan McCarl, from the University of North Carolina School of Law. Congratulations to Mr. McCarl and his legal writing professor Craig T. Smith.

In second place is Michael Lin, also from Northwestern University School of Law. Congratulations to Mr. Lin and his legal writing professor, Grace Dodier.

Frank C. Jones ('50) Dies at 87

Distinguished Mercer University alumnus, trustee and respected attorney Frank C. Jones died Aug. 29 in Macon at the age of 87. Serving his first term on the Mercer Board of Trustees at the time of his death, Jones was a 1950 graduate of the Walter F. George School of Law, coming to Mercer after earning his bachelor’s degree at Emory University in 1947. He served as editor in chief of the Mercer Law Review.

 

 

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