Annual Alumni Dinner

Dean Daisy Hurst Floyd and the Mercer Law Alumni Association Board of Directors invite you to the Third Annual Mercer Law Alumni Dinner on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 at The Westin Buckhead Atlanta. The cocktail reception will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $75 per person with a discounted rate of $35 per person for members of Classes 2015 and 2016. Registration is required by Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 online. The alumni award presentations and a brief Alumni Association meeting will take place during dinner.

Other weekend events include an Ethics and Professionalism CLE on Friday afternoon, YAC After-Party and a BLSA Alumni Breakfast and Woodruff Scholarship Alumni Brunch on Saturday morning. Check back for more information regarding these events.

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

Eventbrite - Third Annual Law Alumni Dinner


Alumni Award Recipients

Manley F. Brown, ’64, Outstanding Alumnus Award

Paul A. Quirós, ’82, Meritorious Service Award


CLE: Ethics, Professionalism and Client Expectations

The CLE will be hosted from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. at Baker Donelson. Registration is limited. When registering, please select the number of CLE tickets in addition to your dinner tickets. If you have questions, please contact

$50 - 1 hour Ethics and 1 hour Professionalism

Baker Donelson
Monarch Plaza
3414 Peachtree Road, N.E.
Suite 1600
Atlanta, GA 30326

 Many issues of ethics and professionalism find their origins in client expectations about how litigation will be conducted.  Under Georgia Rule of Professional Conduct 1.2, decisions about the means of achieving client objectives are the shared responsibility of the lawyer and client.  Neither lawyer nor client has the right under the rules to dictate to the other what means the lawyer will and will not use, within the bounds of the law and the rules of conduct.  In this program, a distinguished panel of lawyers and judges will explore the origins of troublesome client expectations and discuss how to deal with some particularly difficult ones.  Among the issues we will discuss are: (1) control over the discovery process; (2) interaction with opposing party and counsel; (3) the effects of the lawyer's actions on third parties; and (4) taking advantage of mistakes by opposing counsel.

Moderated by Professor Pat Longan, panelists include Court of Appeals Chief judge Sara Doyle, '94, Chief Judge of Henry County State Court Benjamin Studdard, '84, and Rick Sizemore, '00.

Co-sponsored by the State Bar of Georgia YLD Division, Ethics & Professionalism Committee

Hotel Accommodations

The Westin Buckhead Atlanta
3391 Peachtree Road N E, Atlanta, GA 30326

A limited number of hotel rooms are blocked at a discounted rate of $149++ per night.

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      $14.00/Valet

Overnight Parking Rates:

$18.00/Self      $28.00/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. 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.