These students came from 52 undergraduate institutions and represent 38 undergraduate majors. The students are from 11 different states, ranging heavily from Georgia, Florida, Alabama, North Carolina and South Carolina. Ten students are legacies, having a family member that is a graduate of Mercer Law School.
Mercer Law first-year students have a diverse range of work and service experiences. Students have previous work experience in the Georgia Governor’s Office, as aides for Georgia State Senators, editor-in-chief of a local newspaper, and in the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, local law enforcement and the United Parcel Service (UPS). Additionally, two members of the class have served in the military, one in the Army and one in the Navy.
Many students have volunteered with different philanthropic and nonprofit organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Relay for Life, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, humane societies and Boys & Girls Clubs of America. They have held leadership roles in their undergraduate institutions, including being student ambassadors, representatives in student government, varsity athletes and founders of diverse student organizations.
About the School of Law
Founded in 1873, Mercer University School of Law is one of the oldest law schools in the United States and the first one in the state of Georgia accredited by the American Bar Association. Mercer Law School’s educational philosophy is based on a broadly shared commitment to prepare students for the high-quality, general practice of law in a day-to-day learning environment that is both strongly supportive and consistently professional. Its innovative Woodruff Curriculum – which focuses on ethics and practical skills amid small class sizes – twice earned the Gambrell Professionalism Award from the ABA for its “depth of excellence.” With an enrollment of about 387 students, Mercer Law School is nationally recognized for its exceptional programs in legal writing, moot court, experiential education, and ethics and professionalism. For more information, visit law.mercer.edu.