LL.M. Program

Mercer Law's LL.M. in Federal Criminal Practice and Procedure is the only program in the nation designed for law school graduates seeking to prepare themselves for federal criminal practice as a prosecutor, Federal Defender, or private defense counsel.

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Law School Recognized by University Business Magazine as a 'Model Of Efficiency'

Mercer University School of Law is one of 16 institutions nationwide recognized by University Business magazine's Models of Efficiency program. The program recognizes innovative approaches for streamlining higher education operations through technology or business process improvements. The Dean's Office in the Law School traded in all of the file boxes of copied invoices for an electronic storage system, which freed space, saved time and improved efficiency.

 

Mercer Places Second in the John J. Gibbons National Criminal Procedure Moot Court Competition

Mercer’s team of second year students Ashley Akins, Jacquelyn Smith, and Tom Allmond captured second place in the John J. Gibbons National Criminal Procedure Moot Court Competition. The competition was hosted by Seton Hall Law School in Newark, New Jersey on March 23-24. The team also won second place for best petitioner’s brief. Professor Jim Fleissner and student Michael George coached the team. 

 

Client Counseling Team Places Seventh in the Nation

In February 2012 Mercer's ABA Client Counseling team of third year students Craig Cooper and Emilie Leech finished second in the 11th Circuit region of the ABA Law Student Division Client Counseling Competition. The competition was hosted at Mercer Law School and included 24 competitors from law schools around the region. At the national finals in March, which Cooper and Leech had been specially invited by the ABA because of their noteworthy regional performances both this year and last, they finished seventh in the nation. 

An Old Friend’s Tribute to Pat O’Neal

Patricia Beauchamp O'Neal, 83, passed away peacefully surrounded by her beloved gardens on Thursday, March 22, 2012. A memorial service was held at Martha Bowman Memorial United Methodist Church with the Rev. John Horton officiating. Pat was born April 11, 1928 to Fredrick and Constance Beauchamp in Decatur, GA. She earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Georgia in 1948 and her Law Degree from Walter F. George School of Law in 1951. After many years spent at home raising her children and creating beautiful gardens, she returned to the work force at the Walter F. George Law Library. After retiring, she began volunteering with Macon Outreach and Meals on Wheels. She was always ready for a few hands of bridge or a good game of Scrabble with her special friends. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Erin O'Neal and is survived by her three grateful children, Hank and June O'Neal, J. B. and Donna O'Neal and Keith and Patricia DeMarcus. She will be greatly missed by her grandchildren, Mary Palmer, Jennifer O'Neal, Keith, Lindsay and Elise DeMarcus; her six great grandchildren; her sister, Myra Collins and numerous nieces and nephews.

2012 Hugh Lawson Moot Court Competition

HughLawsonCompFirst year Mercer law student Christiane Cochran won the Hugh Lawson Moot Court competition held on Law Day, March 16, 2012. The King & Spalding Cup and $500 are awarded to a first-year student who most effectively argues before a panel of distinguished judges. Coming in a close second place was 1L Megan Allen.

 

 

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