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Professor Jennifer Sheppard Awarded the 2010-2011 Eisenberg Prize

Professor Jennifer Sheppard received the 2010-2011 Eisenberg Prize for the best article on appellate practice and procedure from the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers. The American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, a professional organization of selected lawyers who specialize in appellate practice, sponsors an award named for the late Howard B. Eisenberg, Dean of the Marquette University Law School and an early member of the organization. The prize-winning article is Once Upon a Time, Happily Ever After, and in a Galaxy Far, Far Away: Using Narrative to Fill the Cognitive Gap Left by Overreliance on Pure Logic in Appellate Briefs and Motion Memoranda, available at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1830543

Mercer Alumnus, Amy Landers May, Named South Carolina Bar Young Lawyer of the Year

Amy Landers May, a 2001 graduate of Mercer Law School and a shareholder of Rogers Townsend & Thomas, PC, has been named the South Carolina Bar Young Lawyer of the Year. 

The award is given annually to the attorney - under the age of 36 or with less than five years of practice - who best exemplifies excellence in the legal profession and in public service.

Professor Ritchie Awarded Visiting Research Professorship in Argentina

Professor David Ritchie has been awarded a Visiting Research Professorship at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) in Buenos Aires, Argentina during May and June 2011. He will be working there with a group of professors and graduate students on the history of just war theory, and the international laws of war and peace.

Professor Paul Giannelli Lectures on the Admissibility of Scientific Evidence

On April 1, Mercer Law School hosted Professor Paul C. Giannelli, a nationally recognized expert in the area of Scientific Evidence. Professor Giannelli is the Weatherhead Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve Law School.   Professor Giannelli shared remarks about the admissibility of scientific evidence, such as fingerprints and ballistics, in light of the 2009 National Academy of Sciences Report. Judge C. Ashley Royal, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, participated in the discussion.

Renowned Evidence and Trial Advocacy Professor Faust Rossi Speaks at the Law School

"How does one defend the undefendable?" That was the question posed by nationally renowned evidence and trial advocacy guru Faust Rossi. The Cornell School of Law Trial Techniques Chair and Professor came to Mercer Law School on Wednesday, April 6th and delivered a rousing recount of the tragic story of "Leopold and Loeb: The Crime of the Century."


Did you know?

Mercer Law School’s Woodruff Curriculum won that ABA’s Gambrell Professionalism Award for its “depth of excellence.”