Supreme Court of Georgia to Hold Special Session at Mercer Law School


MACON, Ga. – The Supreme Court of Georgia will hear oral arguments in the first-floor moot courtroom at the Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 10 a.m. The visit will provide an opportunity for students and the local community to observe the Court in action.

The Court will hear two cases: S13A1650 Danforth v. Apple, Inc.and S13G1152 Hartley v. Agnes Scott College et al. 

The first case – Danforth v. Apple, Inc. – involves a violence in the workplace matter wherein the trial court entered a permanent injunction against Danforth prohibiting her for a three-year period from (1) being within 500 feet of any employee of Apple's Lenox Square retail store at any time; (2) contacting any Apple employee in any manner; and (3) entering any Apple retail store worldwide.

The second case – S13G1152 Hartley v. Agnes Scott College et al. – is a granted certiorari asking the parties to address whether the Georgia Court of Appeals erred in ruling under the Campus Policemen Act, that the campus police officers qualify as State officers or employees within the meaning of OCGA §50-21-22 (7). 

At the start of the session, the Court will hold a short admission ceremony allowing any recent law school graduates, alumni or members of the local bar who are not already admitted to the Supreme Court to be admitted at the special session. Instructions for participating in this special admission ceremony are listed on the Court's website at

Applications for admission must be submitted to Tori Little at no later than Nov. 12, 2013.

About Mercer Law School

Founded in 1873, the Mercer University Walter F. George 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 – earned the Gambrell Professionalism Award from the ABA for its “depth of excellence.” With an enrollment of about 430 students, Mercer Law School is nationally recognized for its exceptional programs in legal writing, moot court, public service, and ethics and professionalism. For more information about Mercer Law School, visit or call (478) 301-5000.