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Mercer Law School Receives Prestigious ABA Gambrell Professionalism Award

The American Bar Association Standing Committee on Professionalism has named Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law as a recipient of this year’s E. Smythe Gambrell Professionalism Award. The Gambrel Award honors excellence and innovation in professionalism programs. Mercer previously received the Gambrell Award in 1996 for its Woodruff Curriculum, based on the “depth and excellence” of its commitment to professionalism education. This year’s award will be presented during the ABA Annual Meeting in Boston on Aug. 8.

Mercer Law Quarterfinalist in National Appellate Advocacy Competition

Third-year students Ashley Vandevender, Chris Perniciaro, and Warren Tillery competed in the National Appellate Advocacy Competition (NAAC) on April 10-11, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Among the more than 200 teams from law schools across the country that entered this year’s NAAC, Mercer Law students advanced all the way to the national quarterfinals, placing them among the top eight teams in the entire country. They narrowly missed advancing to the national semifinals following a close round against Texas Tech. Mercer Law students also received an award for the fifth best brief at the national competition.

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

Mercer’s team of second year student Brittany Schwanitz, and third year students Adam Gadberry and Robert Cabe 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 21-22. The team also won second place for best respondent’s brief. Professor Jim Fleissner and students Catherine Vollertsen and Ashley Vandevender coached the team.

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Mercer Law Students Win Regional National Appellate Advocacy Competition

Two teams of third year Mercer Law students competed in one of six regional competitions for the ABA’s National Appellate Advocacy Competition on Feb. 21-23, 2014, in Seattle, Washington. Team members Ashley Vandevender, Chris Perniciaro and Warren Tillery won four of their five rounds, thereby becoming one of only four teams to win the regional competition and advance to the national competition to be held in April 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The team of Lauren Miller, Maria McLendon and Michael Weldon also completed in the regional competition, narrowly missing advancing beyond the three preliminary rounds. Mercer Law School competed against 34 other teams from law schools across the country at the regional competition.


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Mercer Law School’s Legal Writing Program has been ranked among the Top 3 in the nation since such program rankings began.