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First year student Sarah Phaff wins Hugh Lawson award

First year Mercer law student Sarah Phaff recently won the Hugh Lawson Moot Court competition at Mercer’s Walter F. George School of Law. The annual competition, held this year on March 25 during Law Day, is awarded to a first-year student who most effectively argues before a panel of Mercer Law School alumni judges and the third-year student who formerly received the award.

Longtime ACLU president to deliver 2011 Law Day address

Nadine StrossenMACON - Nadine Strossen, president of the American Civil Liberties Union from 1991-2008, is scheduled to speak at Mercer Law School's 2011 Law Day luncheon on March 25. A graduate of Harvard Law School and a distinguished constitutional law scholar, Strossen has twice been named by The National Law Journal as one of "The 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America," and she has been the recipient of a half-dozen honorary Doctor of Law degrees. Strossen is a law professor at New York Law School. The theme for Law Day 2011 is "The Legacy of John Adams: From Boston to Guantanamo."

Mercer Law Frederick Douglass Team Places Third in Nation in NBLSA Moot Court Competition!

The Frederick Douglass Moot Court team, consisting of Antoine Bostic (3L) and Clayton Eichelberger (2L), won second runner up out of over 100 teams across the nation at the 43rd Annual NBLSA Convention.  This is the third year in a row that Mercer Law BLSA has been awarded for their outstanding performance at the regional and/or national levels in the Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition. This year’s team was coached by Louise Emeagi-Smith and Christi Thornton, the 2009-2010 Frederick Douglass team.

Mercer Law Alumnus Johann "Chip" Manning Appointed Director of Babson Center for Global Commerce

Mercer Law School alumnus Johann “Chip” Manning has been appointed director of the Babson Center for Global Commerce at the University of the South, effective April 1.  Manning is currently a senior vice president and general counsel at the University.

Mercer’s Black Law Student Association Places in Regional Moot Court Competition

Congratulations to Mercer Law Students Antoine Bostic and Clayton Eichelberger, who advanced out of the Southern Region of the Black Law Student Association (BLSA) Frederick Douglas Moot Court Competition and will be competing in the National Competition in Houston, Texas.


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