Mercer Law ranked third nationally for mock trial programs

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Members of the 2022-2023 Mercer Law mock trial teams

Mercer University School of Law is ranked third nationally and is the highest-ranked Georgia law school in the 2022-2023 Gavel Rankings for Mock Trial Programs.

Mercer’s third-place ranking comes after the conclusion of fall competition, during which the School of Law’s mock trial teams won a national championship and were finalists in several other competitions.

At one of those events – the Allstar National Bracket Challenge Mock Trial Competition – Mercer’s national championship team defeated UCLA and Harvard, ranked first and second respectively in this year’s Gavel Rankings.

“This ranking reflects the hard work, dedication and creativity of the students and coaches,” said Karen Sneddon, interim dean of Mercer Law School. “Each competition team devotes hours to prepare for and participate in the competition. They become persuasive, knowledgeable advocates.”

The School of Law’s recent run of unprecedented success, including three national championships in American Bar Association’s (ABA) practical skills competitions and mock trial, as well as more than a dozen triumphs in other competitions, tied Mercer for second place in the national 2021-22 ABA Competitions Championships.

The Mercer Law School advocacy program provides real-world experiences for law students to hone their oral and written advocacy skills and includes mock trial, moot court, and client counseling and negotiations.