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Mercer University Law School

Mercer University Law School
1021 Georgia Avenue
Macon, GA 31201
www.law.mercer.edu

Law School Pro Bono Programs

Contact Information

Tim Floyd
Director of the Law and Public Service Program
E-mail
P: (478) 301-2631

Category Type

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Description of Programs

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Location of Programs

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Staffing/Management/Oversight

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Funding

A recent, substantial gift to the law school has been set aside to support public interest activities. The faculty and administration are studying the details of possible uses for these funds.

Student Run Pro Bono Groups/Specialized Law Education Projects

Mercer Pro Bono/Legal Aid Program: Student volunteers in this program provide research support for lawyers from Georgia Legal Services and for members of the Macon Bar Association engaged in pro bono representation.

Faculty and Administrative Pro Bono

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Awards/Recognition

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Community Service

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Law School Public Interest Programs

Contact Information

Tim Floyd
Director of the Law and Public Service Program
E-mail
P: (478) 301-2631

Certificate/Curriculum Programs

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Public Interest Centers

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Public Interest Clinics

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Externships/Internships

Public Interest Practicum Program: The public interest practicum offers students an opportunity to earn academic credit while working for a public interest or public sector employer without compensation. A full-time faculty member supervises the students. Through the program, many law students test their skills in real courtrooms before graduation. Georgia court rules allow third-year students to practice under the supervision of lawyers doing public interest work. Every year, Mercer places students with public defenders' offices, prosecutors' offices, judges and other agencies so that the students may gain actual courtroom experience.

Classes with a Public Service Component

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Public Interest Journals

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PI Career Support Center

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Loan Repayment Assistance Programs (LRAP)

A Committee has been formed to investigate the possibility of forming a Loan Repayment Assistance Program.

Post-Graduate Fellowships/Awards

Law School Funded:

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Graduate Student Funded:

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Term Time Fellowships/Scholarships

Law School Funded:

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Graduate Student Funded:

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Other Funding Sources:

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Summer Fellowships

Law School Funded:

Dan Bradley Legal Services Fellowship: Funded by the law school and Georgia Legal Services, this fellowship enables second-year students to work for the Macon Office of Georgia Legal Services for a 10-week period during the summer.

Graduate Student Funded:

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Other Funding Sources:

  • Dan Bradley Legal Services Fellowship: Funded by the law school and Georgia Legal Services, this fellowship enables second-year students to work for the Macon Office of Georgia Legal Services for a 10-week period during the summer.
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Internship Program: Funded by Georgia CASA through outside grants, this program places 1Ls & 2Ls as interns in offices of Court Appointed Special Advocates. Through this program, law students advocate on behalf of abused and neglected children.

Extracurricular and Co-Curricular Programs

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Student Public Interest Groups

  • Public Interest Law Society

August 6, 2018