Mercer University School of Law

Introduction

Founded in 1873, Mercer University School of Law has a long tradition of producing practice-ready lawyers who are ready to practice and committed to serve. The School has earned a reputation as an excellent provider of legal education with an intense focus on student and faculty interaction.

Mercer Law School has a proud legacy of innovation, excellence, and service, and it is building upon that legacy to meet current challenges faced by the legal profession.

Our faculty and staff are leading the way in developing curriculum, pedagogy, and research that moves the profession forward while staying true to our historical identity as a place that values personal interaction, skills training, and ethics and professionalism.

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Why Mercer Law

Your journey to become a Mercer lawyer begins here – getting to know the wonderful people, programs and places that make Mercer Law distinctive among its peers. What distinguishes us from other law schools? The deliberate choices we’ve made in our curriculum, the down-to-earth faculty who teach, and the close-knit culture that makes learning enjoyable and success attainable.

Perhaps these things should be standard among law schools. They aren’t, but we’re nationally recognized for them. This compelling combination of distinguished training, superb teaching, and unmatched support continues to propel Mercer Law School and its students forward.

We truly appreciate your interest in Mercer Law School and hope your journey with us on our Web site compels you to come visit us and learn more.

Unique Community

At Mercer Law School, students enjoy a small, supportive community. Faculty and staff are committed to the individual success of every student. Professors’ doors are open to students, and students benefit from an uncommon degree of individual attention. Many members of the Macon and Atlanta bar serve as adjunct faculty; students take advantage of numerous externship opportunities; and state and federal clerkships are available here.

We are part of a dynamic private university which features other graduate programs such as medicine, business, and pharmacy; outstanding music and arts offerings; and a strong athletic program. Mercer University is a member of the Southern Conference and the only private university in Georgia to field a NCAA Division 1 program. With more than 8,300 students enrolled in 12 schools and colleges on campuses in Macon, Atlanta, and Savannah, and at four Regional Academic Centers around the state, Mercer is consistently ranked among the nation's leading institutions by such publications as U.S. News & World Report and the Princeton Review.

The law school’s proximity to Atlanta provides all the opportunities of an international city within a short distance. Atlanta hosts numerous law firms, several Fortune 500 headquarters, various government operations, and an array of sports and culture venues.

At Mercer Law School we have the best of both worlds: a small school in a supportive community, with connections to one of the nation’s most influential cities. Mercer Law School offers its students the opportunity to learn more, and live more, in a setting that values hard work, collegiality, and public service.

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Masters in Comparative Jurisprudence

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 USA Macon

The Masters in Comparative Jurisprudence (MCJ) degree in International Business and Trade Law at Mercer University School of Law is a distinctive program designed to give foreign lawyers both academic and practical training. [+]

Masters in Comparative Jurisprudence The Masters in Comparative Jurisprudence (MCJ) degree in International Business and Trade Law at Mercer University School of Law is a distinctive program designed to give foreign lawyers both academic and practical training. The program features: One-year course of study on Mercer’s Atlanta and Macon Campuses (June - May) Certificate in English Language Training Academic and practical training with an emphasis on international business and trade law Option to participate in an Externship in Atlanta with a commercial business, law firm, or government agency Curriculum Summer Beginning of June to End of July (6 hours) Introduction to the U.S. Legal System and Culture Introduction to Legal English Fall Mid-August to Mid-December (12 – 14 hours) Legal Discourse & Communication in English I Common Law Contracts International Business Transactions International Trade Law Elective Spring* Mid-January to Mid-May (12 – 14 hours) Students enrolled in the MCJ Program will have flexibility in the Spring term: Option A: “Practice Option” Legal Discourse & Communication in English II (2 hours) Externship Placement (10 hours) Option B: “Academic Option” Legal Discourse & Communication in English II (2 hours) Business Associations (3 hours) Elective (3 or 4 hours) Elective or Independent Study (3 or 4 hours) Admissions Application Requirements The following items must be submitted to Mercer University School of Law to be considered for admission: Completed Application for Admission Curriculum vitae/résumé (which should include, where applicable: education, work experience, scholastic honors, and publications). Typed statement of no more than three pages... [-]

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