LL.M. Program

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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Law & Rhetoric Workshops

Workshop 1 - Tuesday, January 6, 2009 (AALS, San Diego)

Morning Sessions: Introduction to Contemporary Rhetorical Theory 

8:30 a.m. Continental breakfast 

9:00 Welcome
Dean Daisy Hurst Floyd 

9:10 Introduction
Prof. Linda Berger 

9:15 Rhetorical Hermeneutics & the Rhetorical Lens
Steven J. Mailloux
University of California – Irvine
Chancellor’s Professor of Rhetoric 

10:45 Break 

11:00 Implications for Law & Law Teachers
Francis J. Mootz III
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
William S. Boyd Professor of Law 

Noon Lunch on the Terrace 

Afternoon Sessions: Applying the Rhetorical Perspective to Scholarship, Teaching, Professional Practice, & Disciplinary Development 

1:30 – 2:45 p.m. Session1
Prof. David Ritchie, Moderator
Prof. Kirsten Davis (Stetson)
Prof. Linda Edwards (Mercer/UNLV)
Prof. Kate O’Neill (Washington)
& workshop participants 

2:45 Break 

3:00 – 4:15 Session 2
Prof. Linda Berger, Moderator
Prof. Ruth Anne Robbins (Rutgers-Camden)
Prof. Jack Sammons (Mercer)
Prof. Michael Smith (Wyoming)
& workshop participants 

4:15 Closing Discussion & Reception 

5:45 Small groups gather for “dinner on your own” at selected Gaslamp restaurants 

Mercer University School of Law gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the Legal Writing Institute in making this program possible.  


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Mercer Law offers an LL.M. in Federal Criminal Practice and Procedure, the first of its kind in the nation.