Mercer Law Professor Sarah Gerwig-Moore Named Emory McDonald Distinguished Fellow


MACON – Mercer Law Associate Professor and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Sarah Gerwig-Moore was recently named a McDonald Distinguished Fellow by the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University.

The Center for the Study of Law and Religion received a grant from the McDonald Agape Foundation to support non-residential McDonald Distinguished Fellows and their future works in academia. The goal of the grant is to provide a means for bringing Fellows together to discuss and provide feedback for new law and religion works in progress.

Prior to being named a McDonald Distinguished Fellow, Emory’s Candler School of Theology honored Gerwig-Moore with its Distinguished Alumni Award for Faithful and Creative Leadership. She received this recognition in 2017 for her immense dedication to her community through more than a decade of service.

In addition to serving as associate professor and associate dean of academic affairs at Mercer Law, Gerwig-Moore directs the school’s client counseling program.

Since coming to Mercer, she has also developed and directed the Habeas Project, which specializes in non-capital appellate and post-conviction practice. For more than 13 years, the law clinic has been dedicated to providing counsel for every prisoner without an attorney in every criminal or habeas case before the Georgia Supreme Court.

Gerwig-Moore earned her B.A. in English from Mercer, MTS from Candler School of Theology at Emory and J.D. from Emory School of Law.

Before joining the faculty at Mercer, she served as chair of the Macon-Bibb County Planning and Zoning Commission and founding co-chair of the College Hill Corridor Commission.