MACON – Two Mercer Law graduates from the Class of 2019, Christopher Meredith and Addison Gantt, were recently accepted to work in the U.S. Department of Justice Attorney General’s Honors program, the largest and among the most competitive of the government honors programs.
Mercer was the only law school in the state of Georgia to have students hired into the program this year.
Meredith (photo above) will work in the Executive Office of Immigration Review in Fort Worth, Texas, beginning in September.
“Attending Mercer School of Law put me in a position to achieve my dream – becoming an attorney for the Department of Justice. The faculty’s hands on approach helped me to develop the essential skills needed to be practice ready,” said Meredith.
During law school, Meredith was a member of Phi Delta Phi honor society and worked as a law clerk for the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Georgia and the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office.
“The career services office was instrumental in helping me gain relevant work experience in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Georgia. I am looking forward to beginning my legal career as an Honors Attorney for the Department of Justice,” said Meredith.
Gantt will be working as an Honors Attorney/Advisor for the Office of Legal Education at the National Advocacy Center in Columbia, South Carolina, editing bluebook practitioner’s guides on civil and criminal matters, the Department of Justice Journal of Federal Law and Practice, and other legal manuals and materials for attorneys within the Department of Justice. Additionally, Gantt will be working as a Special Assistant United States Attorney for the District of South Carolina.
“I came to Mercer Law because of its reputation for producing practice-ready attorneys, and the opportunities available to me at Mercer – participating in moot court, working on law review, advocating on behalf of real-life clients with the Habeas Clinic and editing for the Journal of Southern Legal History – were invaluable. I would not have been able to gain the same amount of practical experience from any other school,” said Gantt.
During Law School, Gantt was a managing editor of Mercer Law Review, editor of the Journal of Southern Legal History, a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society, and participated in the Habeas Project clinic. He worked one summer as a law clerk at Fulcher Hagler LLP in Augusta and one summer for the Augusta Circuit District Attorney’s Office.
Since 1953, the Attorney General’s Honors Program has been recognized as the nation’s premier entry-level federal attorney recruitment program. The program attracts candidates from hundreds of law schools across the country representing a broad cross-section of experiences and interests