Annual Alumni Dinner

Dean Cathy Cox and the Mercer Law Alumni Association Board of Directors invite you to the  Annual Mercer Law Alumni Dinner on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at The Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead.

A special reception will begin at 6:30 p.m. honoring our alumni members who served or are currently serving in the judiciary.

The cost is $75 per person with a discounted rate of $35 per person for members of classes 2018 and 2019. Registration is required by Friday, February 21, 2020. The alumni award presentations and a brief Alumni Association meeting will take place during dinner.
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Other weekend events include a CLE, YAC After-Party and a BLSA Alumni Breakfast on Sunday morning. Check back for more information regarding these events.

View the photo gallery for last year's annual dinner here.

For additional questions, email the Alumni Office or call (478) 301-2609. 

Alumni Award Recipients

The Honorable Carl C. Brown, Jr., '73, Outstanding Alumnus Award

The Honorable Michael P. Boggs, '90, Meritorious Service Award

The Honorable Rizza O'Connor, '10, Young Alumni Council Volunteer of the Year Award


Come attend and earn 1 hour of Ethics and 1 hour of Professionalism credits before the annual dinner.  The CLE will be held on Satuday, February 29, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead.

This Live CLE titled Common Problems of Legal Ethics and Professionalism: The View from the Bench will be moderated by Professor Pat Longan, with a panel of judges:

The Honorable Todd Markle, Court of Appeals of Georgia
The Honorable Lisa Ritchey Craig, United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District

The Honorable Eric K. Dunaway, Superior Court of Fulton County
The Honorable Amanda N. Heath, Augusta Circuit Juvenile Court

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Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact Cheryll King at


Immediately following the dinner, cash bar will be available at the Grand Ballroom pre-function lobby. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact Cheryll King at

BAC Breakfast

BLSA Alumni Members are invited to join the BAC Breakfast Meeting on Sunday, March 1, 2020.  It will be held at the Cascade Room starting 8:30 a.m. Please contact Cheryll King at for questions. Thanks to our sponsors: Zandra Hall '15, Tiffany Watkins '15, The Honorable Eric Dunaway '97, and The Honorable Robbin Shipp '96.

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Hotel Accommodations

Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead
3300 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30305

A limited number of hotel rooms are blocked at a discounted rate of $155++ per night.  Deadline to make your reservation at the discounted rate is February 7, 2020.

Click here to make your reservation.

Parking Rates

Listed below are the standard parking rates for self and valet parking in the Hotel's parking garage. 

Discounted Event Parking Rates:

$10.00/Self      $15.00/Valet

Overnight Parking Rates:

$32.00/Self      $42.00/Valet

Middle Georgia Attendees

A complimentary chartered bus with limited seating will be made available leaving the Law School lot at 3:30 p.m. on a first-come, first-serve basis if we have at least 20 riders.  Please make sure to check this box upon registration, if you intend to ride the bus.



To become an event sponsor, contact Leslie Cadle, Director of Development, at (478) 301-2232. To pay your sponsorship by credit card, click here.

Leader's Circle

Slappey and Sadd

Founder's Circle

Cook Law Firm



Barristers’ Circle

Balch Bingham Butler Wooten Peak Logo   Clark Smith SizemoreEllis Painter Ratterree & Adams LLPJames Bates Brannan Groover Southern Company

Dean’s Circle

Ivy N. Cadle, '07 & Leslie L. Cadle, '07
Cathy Cox '86 & Mark Dehler
Jill U. Edmondson, '05
Bethany M. Rezek, '06
The Law Office of Tanya D. Jefford & Associates, PC

Adams Law Firm Bowen Painter Trial LawyersGlass & RobsonGeorgia Power Hull Barrett, PCWargo French


The Honorable William P. Adams '77
Michael L. Chapman '89 & Yvette Chapman '89
Justin B. Connell '05 & Katie B. Connell '05
John R. B. Long '06
Daniel J. O'Connor '12 & The Honorable Rizza P. O'Connor '10
Mary Jane D. Saunders '81
Tucker Long P.C.

Autry Hall CookBurnside Law Firm

Hall Booth SmithSutton Law Group