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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.

Two Faculty Members Appointed to Endowed Positions

Mercer Law School has announced the appointment of two faculty members to endowed positions. Professor Timothy Floyd has been named to the Tommy Malone Distinguished Chair in Trial Advocacy and Professor Linda Jellum to the Ellison Caper Palmer Sr. Professorship, effective January 2014. Professors Floyd and Jellum were recognized at a reception in their honor on March 11.

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.

 

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