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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.

Mercer Alumnus Michael Boggs appointed to Georgia Court of Appeals

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal appointed Judge Michael P. Boggs, Superior Court Judge in the Waycross Judicial Circuit and 1990 Mercer Law graduate, to the Georgia Court of Appeals in December, 2011. Judge Boggs was sworn in on Friday, Jan. 6 in the state House of Representatives chamber. A former Georgia state representative, Boggs has been on the Waycross Judicial Circuit bench for over six years. He serves as a member of the Special Council on Criminal Justice Reform Nominating Commission, the Judicial Council of Georgia Standing Committee on Accountability Courts and is the founding director of the Waycross Judicial Circuit Drug Court program.

Honorable William H. Pryor, Jr. to Speak at Mercer Law

William H. Pryor Jr., a judge in the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, will speak at Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law on Jan. 24. The presentation is titled “The Unbearable Rightness of Marbury v. Madison: Its Real Lessons and Irrepressible Myths,” and will be held in the Moot Court Room at noon. The event is free and open to the public.

In 2004, Pryor was appointed to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. Prior to his appointment, he served as attorney general of Alabama from 1997 to 2004. From 1995 to 1997 he served as a deputy attorney general of Alabama. In private practice, he worked with the Birmingham law firms of Cabaniss, Johnston, Gardner, Dumas and O’Neal; and Walston, Stabler, Wells, Anderson and Bains. He clerked for Judge John Minor Wisdom of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. In law school, Pryor was editor-in-chief of the Tulane Law Review at Tulane University, where he received his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude. Pryor earned a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from Northeast Louisiana University, which is now the University of Louisiana at Monroe.

Leslie Cadle to Join Staff as New Associate Director of Development and Director of Alumni Affairs

Dean Simson recently announced that, later this month, Leslie Cadle will be joining the Law School's senior staff in the newly created position of Associate Director of Development and Director of Alumni Affairs. A 2007 graduate of the Law School, she is currently practicing in the Law Firm of Kathy McArthur, and she has been active in the state and local bars and in Macon civic affairs. In heading the Law School's alumni affairs operation, Leslie will have primary responsibility for reviving and supporting the practice of class reunions and improving the alumni records database. In the development area, her principal focus will be doing prospect research, writing major gift proposals, and helping cultivate potential major gift donors.


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