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26 Mercer Law Students Receive Stipends for Summer Internships

Twenty-six students at Mercer University School of Law will receive stipends for working in governmental or nonprofit law offices this summer. The stipends, which total $102,000, are funded by a combination of endowment income, expendable gifts made for this purpose, and a grant from the Georgia Public Defender Standards Council. The law school’s Public Interest Committee selected the recipients out of dozens of applicants.

 

Danielle M. Early Selected as Lt. Governor of Georgia, ABA Law School Division

Second-year student Danielle Early has been appointed Lt. Governor in Georgia for the American Bar Association (ABA) Law Student Division, Fifth Circuit. Early was appointed to the 2012-13 term based on her qualifications, leadership skills, and desire to serve the law students of within the circuit. The Fifth Circuit includes 27 law schools in the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Puerto Rico, and Tennessee.

Mercer Students Raise Most Donations Among Law Schools in First Georgia Lawyers’ Food Drive

Mercer Law School was the leader in a recent competition to help feed the hungry in Georgia. In a friendly competition against all other law schools in the state of Georgia, Mercer Law School gathered more food than any other school. In all, the School gathered 4,421 pounds of food, or nine pounds per student, to help support the Middle Georgia Community Food Bank. The effort brought home the Attorney General’s Cup for the Law School Division. Part of a larger statewide food drive organized by the State Attorney General's Office and the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia, the competition raised a total of 612,000 pounds of food for the state’s seven regional food banks.

Graduating Students Receive Top Awards and Recognition

The following students received awards and recognition during the Senior Dinner on May 9, 2012 and the commencement ceremony on May 12, 2012.

Melanie Bruchet, president of Project Equality, received the Dean’s Distinguished Service Award for her outstanding public service to the community and the Law School.

Craig Cooper received the State Bar of Georgia Tax Award for being the most outstanding graduating student in the area of Tax Law.

Ronald Daniels received the Workers’ Compensation Award for best performance in workers’ compensation.

Phi Delta Phi Raises $2,000 for Susan G. Komen of Central Georgia

On March 29, 2012, Phi Delta Phi hosted the annual Rehberg Golf Tournament at Healy Point Country Club and raised $2,000 for Susan G. Komen of Central Georgia. Almost 60 players, including 55 Mercer Law students, gathered at Healy Point to claim the title of Rehberg champions. Barton Goode, Greg Johnson, Will Hammill and Stephen Jenkins won first place.

 
 
 
 

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Mercer Law School was the first ABA accredited law school in Georgia.