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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Transfer and Transient Students

Transfer applicants in good academic standing at other ABA-accredited law schools are encouraged to apply and complete their applications by July 1. Applications will be reviewed as received, and applicants will be considered for acceptance based on their credentials and seat availability. Applicants completing their application after July 1 will be considered only if there is seat availability. Transfer applicants should have completed their first year of law school and be in the top half of their class.

Mercer Law School will only accept credit earned at another ABA-accredited law school. We will accept credit for courses when the grades received equal or exceed the graduation average required by the school where the student has taken the courses. When we accept credit for courses taken at another school, the grades will be recorded as "S" and will not be computed into a student's grade-point average at Mercer Law School. In addition to meeting the other requirements for graduation, transfer students must complete at least four semesters at Mercer Law School. No more than two semesters of academic credit can be transferred from schools that are not members of the Association of American Law Schools.

Transfer candidates must submit the following:

  • Application for admission.
  • $50 non-refundable application fee. Please submit through LSAC at www.lsac.org.
  • An updated law school report. You must be currently registered with LSAC Credential Assembly Service.
  • Two letters of recommendation preferably from law school professors.
  • Personal statement, including a statement of the reason for the proposed transfer.

The following items should be sent directly to Mercer Law Admissions Office at 1021 Georgia Ave., Macon, GA. 31207 (do not send to LSAC).

  • Class Rank
  • A letter of good standing from the academic dean at your current law school.
  • An official transcript from all law schools attended.
  • If accepted as a transfer student, an official undergraduate transcript must be sent directly to our Office of Admissions, confirming your undergraduate degree.

Transient (visiting) candidates must submit the following:

  • Application for admission.
  • $50 non-refundable application fee. Please submit through LSAC at www.lsac.org.
  • An updated law school report. You must be currently registered with LSAC Credential Assembly Service.
  • Two letters of recommendation, preferably from law school professors.
  • Personal statement, including a statement of the reason for the proposed transient status.

The following items should be sent directly to Mercer Law Admissions Office at 1021 Georgia Ave., Macon, GA. 31207 (do not send to LSAC).

  • A letter approving visiting status from your academic dean.
  • A letter of good standing from the academic dean at your current law school.
  • An official transcript from all law schools attended.
 

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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)