Mercer University’s Law and Public Service Program is a comprehensive program that cultivates and supports an ethic of public service in its students.
The heart of the program is learning through experience and service. In clinical courses law students work on real cases and receive academic credit as they reflect on their experiences and develop an understanding of law practice as public service. In addition to the curricular offerings, the program encourages and coordinates volunteer community service and pro bono legal work by students.
The Law and Public Service Program also supports public service employment. Through career counseling and mentoring, the program encourages students who plan careers in public service and engenders a commitment to pro bono service by all law graduates. The program helps students find public service employment in the summer and offers stipends for summer placements in public service legal offices.
Two members of the Law School faculty, Professor Tim Floyd and Professor Sarah Gerwig-Moore, work full-time in the Law and Public Service Program. Professor Floyd is Director of the Program. Courtney Dickey serves as Program Coordinator.
The goals of the Program include: