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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Accepted Students

Congratulations on your acceptance to Mercer Law School. We would like to welcome you to Mercer Law and the Mercer Law family. As a student who has been accepted you have become part of a distinguished legacy of lawyers, judges, professionals, and scholars. We are proud that you have chosen Mercer for your legal education and we are looking forward to meeting you and getting to know you in the near future.

The Next Steps

The following are the next steps you will need to take to make your transition to Mercer Law as smooth and seamless as possible. Again, welcome to Mercer Law and let us know if you have any questions.

  • Seat Deposit -As your acceptance letter indicated you are required to pay a seat deposit to reserve your place in the first year class. Failure to meet your required deadlines will result in the forfeiture of your seat in the first year class. Although your deposit is non-refundable, it will be applied in full against your initial tuition payment.
  • Reception for Admitted Students- You are invited to attend a reception Friday evening, March 28, 2014. The reception will be held from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at The Brickyard at Riverside at 6000 Wesleyan Drive North, Macon, GA. 31210.
  • Admitted Student Day- You are invited to our Admitted Student Day on Saturday, March 29, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet faculty, staff, and current students. The event will also give you an opportunity to meet your future classmates. To RSVP for the reception and/or Admitted Student Day please  click here.
  • Reception at the Law Offices of King and Spalding, Atlanta, Ga. - Please join the Dean and Faculty of Mercer Law, King and Spalding's Mercer Alumni and current law students at a reception for the Class of 2017. The reception will be held at the Law Offices of King and Spalding Tuesday, April 22, 2014 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. Please RSVP to the Admissions Office by Thursday, April 17 at 478-301-2605 or admissions@law.mercer.edu.
  • Financial Aid/Scholarships- Please follow the link for financial aid and scholarship information.
  • Housing- Our quiet, residential location provides plenty of apartment and houses within walking/biking distance or a 10-15 minute drive.
  • Immunization- All Mercer Law students (incoming and transfer) are required to complete and submit this form to the Student Health Services Office on main campus before entering school. Please refer to the immunization policy for more information.
  • Official Final Transcript- You must have your final academic undergraduate transcript, which reflects the date you graduated, mailed to us from the Registrar’s Office of your undergraduate school. The transcript which was previously provided to Law Services will NOT meet this requirement. This information must be received by us before classes begin.
  • Orientation- Orientation is mandatory for all incoming and transfer students.
  • Parking- Students park in the upper student parking lots. The lower lot is reserved for faculty, staff, and visitors.
  • Professionalism Orientation for First-Year Students- This is a highly unique program with extensive focus on ethics, professionalism, and what to expect while living the life of a lawyer.
  • Registrar’s Office- You will find information regarding academic calendars, courses offered, exam schedules, and student surveys.
  • Student Handbook - The printable document will outline policies regarding degree requirements, grading policy, financial information, exam policy, students with disabilities, and other important policies and procedures.
  • Student Health Insurance - Mercer requires all students to have health insurance coverage. In order to enforce this policy, all students will be automatically enrolled and charged for health insurance each semester. You will be provided the opportunity to waive the student insurance coverage and have the charge removed from your Mercer account if you provide satisfactory evidence that you have primary health insurance coverage.
  • Visit- Please plan to visit Mercer Law School at your convenience. We provide a very collegial and supportive environment and want to share that with you.

Did you know?

Almost half of Mercer Law students participate in clinical training through our highly regarded Law and Public Service Program.

Class Statistics
Entering Fall 2013

As of Opening Day,
August 19, 2013

Applications Received: 1030
Applicants Accepted: 639
Students Enrolled: 187

Median LSAT: 152
25th-75th LSAT percentile: 148-154
Median GPA: 3.38
25th-75th GPA percentile: 3.06-3.60

Percentage Women: 49%
Percentage Students of Color: 25%

Average Age: 25
Majors Represented: 41
Undergraduate Schools: 79

GRADUating CLASS OF 2014:
87.9% employed or enrolled
in a full time LLM or graduate program

Mercer Law’s Bar Passage Rate:
87% of first-time test takers passed the Georgia bar (July 2013)