Margaret (Peg) McCann
Director of Academic Success
Peg McCann joined the Mercer Law School Community in 2009 and now serves as Director of Academic Success. She teaches Legal Process for first year students and Bar Preparation class for third year students. As Director of Academic Success, she oversees Mercer Law's peer mentoring program and assists students with their studies through seminars and workshops as well as one-on-one sessions.
Ms. McCann has extensive legal experience both in the courtroom and in the classroom. She was a faculty member at the University of Georgia School of Law for fourteen years, where she taught classes in legal writing, covering both objective and persuasive writing, as well as an upper-level drafting course. While at Georgia Law, she also helped designed their legal writing curriculum and their summer programs aimed at helping incoming students with legal analysis.
Ms. McCann has served as an Assistant District Attorney for the State of Georgia and as Regional Counsel for the Commonwealth of Kentucky's Cabinet of Health and Family Services. As a litigator, she has tried numerous cases, both criminal and civil, and has written many appellate briefs. Although she has tried a wide variety of cases, she has specialized in child abuse cases. In Kentucky, her case load was almost entirely chronic and severe child abuse cases arising under state and federal child protection laws. She has handled over a hundred cases concerning parental rights and whether the best interest of the child would be served through foster adoption under state and federal child protection laws.