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Lecture by Peter Martin, Former Dean of Cornell Law School

Peter Martin, former Dean of Cornell Law School and an innovator in the field of digital technology law, will deliver a lecture on “Rewiring Old Architecture: Why U.S. Courts Have Been So Slow and Uneven in Their Take-up of Digital Technology.” The lecture will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011 from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. in Classroom C of Mercer Law School. A reception will immediately follow.

Legal Ethics and Professionalism Moot Court Competition

The Mercer Advocacy Council is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Legal Ethics and Professionalism Moot Court Competition. The competition will be held on Thursday, October 20 through Saturday, October 22, 2011, at Mercer University's Walter F. George School of Law in Macon, Georgia. Click here for more information.

Georgia Court of Appeals Meeting at Mercer Law School

On Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 10 a.m. the Georgia Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in the moot courtroom at Mercer Law School. The annual visit will provide an opportunity for students and the local community to observe the Court in action. The panel that will hear cases at the Law School includes Judge M. Yvette Miller, presiding, Judge John J. Ellington and Judge Sara L. Doyle. The cases to be heard as part of the Third Division of the Court includes Erturk v. GEICO; Mauldin v. State; and Peck v. Lanier Golf Club.

Second Year Law Student Minerva Steele wins IBA Student Writing Committee Writing Competition

Second year Mercer Law student Minerva A. Steele won the 2011 International Bar Association (IBA) Student Committee Writing Competition. Her paper titled "Human Rights Violations: Today's Challenges and Tomorrow's Solution” won her a free trip to Dubai for the IBA 2011 Annual Conference, Oct. 30 – Nov. 4, 2011.

Inaugural Brainerd Currie Lecture on Wednesday, Sept. 21

Gary J. Simson, Mercer Law Dean and Macon Chair in Law, will deliver the first annual Brainerd Currie Lecture on “Choice of Law after the Currie Revolution: What Role for the Needs of the Interstate and International Systems?” The lecture will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011 at 4 p.m. in the moot courtroom of the Law School. The event is free and open to the public.


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