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.


9:00 – 9:15 a.m Welcome and Program Overview
  •  Dean Gary Simson & Patrick E. Longan
9:15 – 10:30 a.m. Panel One: Bruce Green, Federal Criminal Discovery Reform: A Legislative Approach
  • Responders: James P. Fleissner and Peter Joy
10:30 – 10:45 a.m.
10:45 – 12:00 p.m. Panel Two: Bennett L. Gershman, Lessons from the Schuelke Report
  • Responders: Hon. Marc T. Treadwell and Seth Kirschenbaum
12:00 – 1:15 p.m.
Luncheon – Woodruff House (invitation only)
1:15 – 2:45 p.m. Panel Three: Kevin C. McMunigal, Punishment vs. Education: Do We Have to Choose?
  • Responders: Jennifer E. Laurin and Roberta K. Flowers
2:45 – 3:00 p.m.
3:00 – 4:15 p.m. Panel Four: Rory Little, ‘But What Exactly Do You Mean?’ The ABA Criminal Justice Standards & the Challenges of Implementation
  • Responders: Cynthia Roseberry and Charysse L. Alexander



Charysse L. Alexander, Executive Assistant Attorney, Northern District of Georgia

Roberta K. Flowers, Professor of Law, Stetson University College of Law

James P. Fleissner, Professor of Law, Walter F. George School of Law, Mercer University

Bennett L. Gershman, Professor of Law, Pace University School of Law

Bruce Green, Louis Stein Professor, Fordham Law School

Peter Joy, Henry Hitchcock Professor of Law, Washington University

Seth Kirschenbaum, Partner, Davis, Zipperman, Kirschenbaum & Lotito, LLP, Atlanta, Georgia

Jennifer E. Laurin, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Texas School of Law

Rory Little, Professor of Law, University of California Hastings College of the Law

Patrick Emery Longan, Bootle Chair in Ethics and Professionalism, Walter F. George School of Law, Mercer University

Kevin C. McMunigal, Judge Ben C. Green Professor of Law, Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Cynthia Roseberry, Executive Director, Federal Defenders of the Middle District of Georgia

The Honorable Marc T. Treadwell, United States District Judge for the Middle District of Georgia

CLE Credits

5 CLE credits are available with including 2 ethics hours, 1 professionalism hour and 2 trial practice hours. Contact Nancy Terrill at for further information.