First year student Sarah Phaff wins Hugh Lawson award

First year Mercer law student Sarah Phaff recently won the Hugh Lawson Moot Court competition at Mercer’s Walter F. George School of Law. The annual competition, held this year on March 25 during Law Day, is awarded to a first-year student who most effectively argues before a panel of Mercer Law School alumni judges and the third-year student who formerly received the award.

The judges this year included Distinguished alumni Dwight Davis, a partner at King & Spalding in Atlanta; Doc Schneider, a partner at King & Spalding in Atlanta; April Holloway, an associate at Moore, Ingram, Johnson, & Steele in Marietta, Georgia, and third year law student Christopher Steele, who won the Hugh Lawson Award during his first year.

For winning the award, Ms. Phaff received $500 and the King & Spalding Cup, an impressive trophy provided by the Atlanta law firm and kept at the law school in which Phaff’s name will be engraved.