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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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Mercer Law School offers merit scholarships each year to applicants whose academic records, LSAT scores, and personal achievements demonstrate the potential for outstanding performance in the study of law. Every accepted applicant is automatically considered for a merit scholarship with the exception of the George W. Woodruff Scholarship (see description below). The Law School also makes some scholarship awards for the final two years of law school to students who excel academically in their first year and who received little or no award when they entered. Applicants are encouraged to complete their admission application no later than January 1 to receive scholarship consideration.

Mercer does not award scholarships that are conditional on law school academic performance other than remaining in good academic standing. In order to remain in good academic standing, all students must have a 76 average or above at the end of each academic year.

The George W. Woodruff Scholarship is a merit based scholarship awarded to four members of each entering class. This scholarship covers tuition and a $5,000 annual stipend for books and living expenses. To be considered eligible for this scholarship, the applicant must submit a Woodruff Scholarship Application by January 15 and have a complete admission application by January 15. This scholarship is automatically renewed as long as the student remains in good academic standing.

To apply for the Scholarship please complete the essay question below. The essay should be one to two pages. Once you complete the essay you may email the essay to Natalie Sundeen at sundeen_n@law.mercer.edu or you may fax to the Admissions Office at 478-301-2989.

Woodruff Application Form

Jesse Mercer Scholarships are awarded each year to three outstanding Mercer undergraduates.

Mercer Lawyer Scholarships are awarded to students based on their potential for excellence and leadership within the legal profession.

Dean's Scholars are scholarships awarded to highly qualified applicants attending the following institutions: Agnes Scott, Albany State, The Citadel, Florida A&M, Furman, Hampton, Millsaps, Morehouse, Spelman, University of the South, and Wesleyan College. Applicants should exhibit a strong academic record with exceptional character and leadership abilities. To be considered a Dean’s Scholar, applicants are encouraged to complete their admission application no later than January 1. The number of scholarships awarded each year will be determined by the Admissions Committee and the availability of funds.

The Public Interest Fellowship Program is designed to encourage students to pursue a career in public service. Each summer several first and second year students are selected as fellows in the program. As fellows, these students are placed for one summer with a law related public interest organization and awarded a stipend for their summer placement.

Council on Legal Education Opportunity Scholarships Mercer is an active participant and sponsor of the National CLEO Program. CLEO is a nonprofit project of the American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education, dedicated to diversifying the legal profession by expanding legal education opportunities for members of underrepresented groups.

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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)