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Law school dean, Constitutional Law scholar to speak at Mercer’s Constitution Day event

MACON – The new dean of Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law is scheduled to speak during the University’s observance of Constitution Day, a national holiday that commemorates the ratification of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787. Mercer Law School Dean Gary J. Simson, one of the nation’s leading Constitutional Law scholars, will discuss “The Constitution and Religion.” The event will be held at 10 a.m. Sept. 17 in the medical school auditorium at Mercer University. The event is free and open to the public.

Phi Alpha Delta chapter wins national Service Program award

TAMPA, Fla. - Mercer Law School's chapter of Phi Alpha Delta received the award for Outstanding Law School Chapter Community Service Program for its 2009 Mercer Law Talent Show in which proceeds benefited Macon's Booker T. Washington Community Center. The award was presented at the 58th Biennium Convention of Phi Alpha Delta in Tampa from Aug. 4 - 8. The talent show raised $2,600 for Booker T. Washington, which offers an after-school and summer program for underprivileged families. Phi Alpha Delta is an international legal fraternity established in 1902.

Mercer Law grad confirmed as federal judge

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Senate confirmed on June 21 the nomination of Mercer Law graduate Marc T. Treadwell as a federal judge of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia. Treadwell is a partner in a Macon law firm and teaches law classes at Mercer Law School. He will fill the vacancy of Judge Hugh Lawson, who took senior status in 2008.

Lawyers taught ‘soul of criminal defense’ in institute at Mercer Law School

MACON – About 250 criminal defense lawyers from across the nation will participate in the 26th Annual Trial Practice Institute of the National Criminal Defense College at Mercer’s Walter F. George School of Law. The institute, which started Sunday (June 13) and runs through June 26, is designed to enhance the trial-advocacy skills of criminal defense attorneys who largely represent the poor.

Distinguished legal scholar named Mercer Law School dean

MACON — Mercer University President William D. Underwood today announced the appointment of legal scholar Gary J. Simson, the Joseph C. Hostetler-Baker and Hostetler Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University, as dean of the Walter F. George School of Law. The appointment is effective July 1. Simson, who was dean of Case Western Reserve’s Law School from 2006 through 2008, served as professor of law for many years at Cornell Law School. From 1997-2004 he was associate dean for faculty development and then associate dean for academic affairs at Cornell. A Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude graduate of Yale College, Simson earned his J.D. from Yale Law School and was an editor of the Yale Law Journal.


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