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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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The Mercer Center has sponsored a series of symposia related to various issues of ethics and professionalism. Most of these programs have been funded by Judge Lawson’s 1999 order in the Du Pont litigation as part of the annual Georgia symposia on ethics and professionalism. Mercer, the University of Georgia, Emory University, and Georgia State University rotate the presentation of these programs. The symposia include:

Ethics and Professionalism in Settlement Negotiations (2001)

Proceedings and related articles


Lessons from Enron (2003)

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Judicial Ethics and Professionalism in a New Era of Judicial Selection (2004)

Proceedings and related articles


Ethics and Professionalism in the Digital Age (2008)

Proceedings and related articles


Defining and Enforcing the Federal Prosecutor’s Duty to Disclose Exculpatory Evidence (2012)


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Mercer Law School’s Habeas Project is the only program in Georgia to handle non-capital, post-conviction cases on a strictly pro bono basis.