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An Old Friend’s Tribute to Pat O’Neal

Patricia Beauchamp O'Neal, 83, passed away peacefully surrounded by her beloved gardens on Thursday, March 22, 2012. A memorial service was held at Martha Bowman Memorial United Methodist Church with the Rev. John Horton officiating. Pat was born April 11, 1928 to Fredrick and Constance Beauchamp in Decatur, GA. She earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Georgia in 1948 and her Law Degree from Walter F. George School of Law in 1951. After many years spent at home raising her children and creating beautiful gardens, she returned to the work force at the Walter F. George Law Library. After retiring, she began volunteering with Macon Outreach and Meals on Wheels. She was always ready for a few hands of bridge or a good game of Scrabble with her special friends. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Erin O'Neal and is survived by her three grateful children, Hank and June O'Neal, J. B. and Donna O'Neal and Keith and Patricia DeMarcus. She will be greatly missed by her grandchildren, Mary Palmer, Jennifer O'Neal, Keith, Lindsay and Elise DeMarcus; her six great grandchildren; her sister, Myra Collins and numerous nieces and nephews.

2012 Hugh Lawson Moot Court Competition

HughLawsonCompFirst year Mercer law student Christiane Cochran won the Hugh Lawson Moot Court competition held on Law Day, March 16, 2012. The King & Spalding Cup and $500 are awarded to a first-year student who most effectively argues before a panel of distinguished judges. Coming in a close second place was 1L Megan Allen.

 

Yale Deputy Dean to Deliver 2012 Law Day Address on March 16

Douglas A. Kysar, deputy dean and Joseph M. Field ’55 Professor of Law at Yale Law School, is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at Mercer Law School’s 2012 Law Day luncheon on Friday, March 16. His presentation is entitled “Limited Government in an Era of Unlimited Harm: A Case Study of Climate Change Litigation." The luncheon starts at 12:30 p.m. and will be held in the University Center on Mercer University’s main campus.

Mercer Law Remembers Professor Reynold Kosek.

Professor Reynold Joseph Kosek, Jr., age 64, of Ormond Beach, Florida died on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at his home. He had waged a long and incredibly courageous battle against cancer. The Law School will honor Professor Kosek's memory and celebrate his life with a memorial service on Friday, April 27 at 10:30 a.m. in the Moot Courtroom.

New York Times Best Selling Author and Alumnus Steve Berry to Speak at Mercer Law School

New York Times best-selling author and Mercer University law alumnus Steve Berry will speak Feb. 3 at noon in the classroom A of the Mercer Law School. Following the presentation will be a question and answer session for Berry, as well as a book signing. The event is free and open to the public.

 
 
 
 

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Mercer Law School’s Habeas Project is the only program in Georgia to handle non-capital, post-conviction cases on a strictly pro bono basis.