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Mercer Law's LL.M. in Federal Criminal Practice and Procedure is the only program in the nation designed for law school graduates seeking to prepare themselves for federal criminal practice as a prosecutor, Federal Defender, or private defense counsel.

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General Counsel Alumni Profiles

The admirable roll call of graduates from Mercer University School of Law has included esteemed attorneys, judges, legislators, professors, political pundits and more. A significant number have made themselves invaluable as the full-time legal go-to person for a corporation’s wide-ranging needs. In the Fall 2013 Mercer Lawyer, we spoke to a handful of these in-house general counsels about their companies, their duties, and the ways their days at the Law School prepared them to wear the many hats such a job requires. 

Supreme Court of Georgia to Hold Special Session at Mercer Law School

On Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 10 a.m. the Supreme Court of Georgia will hear oral arguments in the first-floor moot courtroom at Mercer Law School. The visit will provide an opportunity for students and the local community to observe the Court in action.

At the start of the session, the Court will hold a short admission ceremony allowing any recent law school graduates, alumni or members of the local bar who are not already admitted to the Supreme Court to be admitted at the special session. Instructions for participating in this special admission ceremony can be downloaded here. Those applying for admission will need to complete the application or admission on the Court’s website. Applications for admission must be submitted to Tori Little at littlet@gasupreme.us no later than Nov. 12, 2013.
 

Association of Women Law Students Raises Over $4,000 for Susan G. Komen Foundation

As part of their philanthropy work, Mercer Law’s Association of Women Law Students organized several fundraising events for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure of Central Georgia. At the race, the association was recognized as the top team fundraiser and the top school/university division. To raise over $4,000, the group hosted events such as a zumba class, Pink Ribbon Week, a kickball tournament, and a bake sale.

The members of AWLS put a large amount of work into planning, organizing, and publicizing their events. Co-president of the organization, Megan Powers, says that this is because “the entire organization genuinely cares and wants to make a difference when it comes to breast cancer awareness.”
 

Family Day 2013

Families of Mercer Law students are invited to Family Day on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. See what Mercer Law School offers our students: dedicated and accessible faculty and staff, optimal class sizes, supportive classmates, and the ideal balance between theory and practice.

Henry Walker, ’86, Elected Firm Chair

Henry Walker, ’86, has been elected the Firm Chair of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, LLP. He joined the firm as a summer associate in 1986 and became a partner in 1994. After serving as in-house counsel for Bellsouth for eleven years, he rejoined Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton in 2007. Walker has been the firm’s managing partner since 2012 and his legal practice is focused on complex litigation matters. Among his many awards and honors, he is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, has been named a Georgia Super Lawyer, and serves on the Georgia Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and the Georgia Chamber’s Law and Judiciary Committee, where he is vice president.

 

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With more than 5,500 living alumni all over the country and in virtually every legal arena, the Mercer Law name has a long and enduring track record for producing excellent lawyers.