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Law Day 2014

Mercer University School of Law will host the 2014 Law Day luncheon with the Honorable Guido Calabresi, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, scheduled to deliver the keynote address. The event will be held Friday, March 28 at 12:30 p.m. in the University Center on Mercer’s Macon campus. Registration is available online.  Following the luncheon, three events will take place at the Law School: the Hugh Lawson III Moot Court Competition, a 2 hour CLE seminar titled "Ethics and Professionalism: Perpectives After 40 Years at the Bar" and an all-class alumni reception.

Third Year Law Student James Milner Wins the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Student Writing Competition

Third year student James Milner won first place in the 2013 College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Student Writing Competition. Mr. Milner’s paper, “Facing a Fear of Forfeiture: Workplace Equipment, Successor Liability, and the Dual Persona Doctrine as an Exception to the Exclusive Remedy of Workers' Compensation,” was judged on organization, quality of research, depth, originality of analysis, clarity of style and readability. As the winner of the competition, he will receive a $1,500 cash award plus an expenses-paid trip to the College Annual Induction Dinner March 15 at the Conrad Chicago Hotel, where the award will be presented. Mercer Law School’s scholarship fund will also receive $1,000 from the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers in honor of the achievement.

Panel on Georgia’s New International Arbitration Code

Mercer International Law Students Association will host a panel in collaboration with the Atlanta Arbitration Society on the topic “Resolving Business Disputes Having an International Aspect: Georgia’s New International Arbitration Code and Its Use.” It will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 12, from 3:30 to 5 pm with a reception at the Woodruff House to follow. The panel is approved for ICLE and MCJE credits. Speakers include Erika C. Birg of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough; Shelby Guilbert of King & Spalding LLP; Stephen L. Wright of Taylor English Duma LLP; and Douglas H. Yarn, a Professor of Law and Director of the Consortium on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution at Georgia State University Law School. The panel will be moderated by Professor Scott Titshaw of Mercer Law.

Supreme Court of Georgia to Hold Special Session at Mercer Law School

On Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 10 a.m. the Supreme Court of Georgia will hear oral arguments in the first-floor moot courtroom at Mercer Law School. The visit will provide an opportunity for students and the local community to observe the Court in action.

At the start of the session, the Court will hold a short admission ceremony allowing any recent law school graduates, alumni or members of the local bar who are not already admitted to the Supreme Court to be admitted at the special session. Instructions for participating in this special admission ceremony can be downloaded here. Those applying for admission will need to complete the application or admission on the Court’s website. Applications for admission must be submitted to Tori Little at littlet@gasupreme.us no later than Nov. 12, 2013.
 

Association of Women Law Students Raises Over $4,000 for Susan G. Komen Foundation

As part of their philanthropy work, Mercer Law’s Association of Women Law Students organized several fundraising events for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure of Central Georgia. At the race, the association was recognized as the top team fundraiser and the top school/university division. To raise over $4,000, the group hosted events such as a zumba class, Pink Ribbon Week, a kickball tournament, and a bake sale.

The members of AWLS put a large amount of work into planning, organizing, and publicizing their events. Co-president of the organization, Megan Powers, says that this is because “the entire organization genuinely cares and wants to make a difference when it comes to breast cancer awareness.”
 

 

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