MACON – Mercer School of Law welcomed two new visiting faculty, Kathryn (Katie) Powers, ’09, and Judd Sneirson, for the 2020-21 academic year. Their combined expertise and practice reinforces Mercer Law’s nationally-recognized reputation of providing quality legal education, advocacy and practice.
Kathryn (Katie) Powers
Powers, a Mercer Law graduate with a certificate in Advanced Legal Writing, joined Mercer Law as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law.
Powers previously served as a Superior Court Judge in the Clayton Judicial Circuit and as a State Court Judge in Clayton County. She worked for seven years in the Clayton County District Attorney’s office as the Senior Assistant DA, Deputy Chief Assistant DA and Executive Assistant DA.
Powers works directly with the Mercer Advocacy Board and all of the law school’s advocacy programs, such as moot court, mock trial, client counseling and negotiations teams, and coaches to prepare for competitions. She hosts workshops on advocacy skills that benefit law student teams and the student body at large.
Sneirson joined Mercer Law as a Visiting Professor. Previously a tenured Associate Professor at Savannah Law School, he teaches a variety of business law courses.
His scholarship focuses on corporate law fiduciary duties, specifically as they relate to sustainability. His articles have been published in the Iowa Law Review, Wisconsin Law Review, Washington & Lee Journal of Energy and the peer-reviewed Corporate Practice Commentator.
Sneirson earned his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and his B.A. from Williams College. Following a judicial clerkship in federal district court in New Jersey, he practiced at the New York law firm of Willkie Farr & Gallagher. Sneirson has taught law since 2000.
“We are excited to have both Professors Powers and Sneirson join Mercer Law this academic year,” said Mercer Law Dean Cathy Cox. “Their combined expertise and experience will strengthen our advocacy programs and business law course offerings so that we continue to strengthen our curriculum and prepare our students for a variety of practice settings.”