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 serving. 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.
Why Mercer Law
Your journey to becoming 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.
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 an 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.