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Law School Legal Writing Program Again Ranked Best in Country
March 28, 2008

Richard L. Cameron
(478) 301-5500

The Legal Writing Program at the Walter F. George School of Law of Mercer University is again the top-ranked program among all of the law schools in the nation as announced today by U.S. News and World Report. The 2009 edition of America’s Best Graduate Schools lists Mercer’s program first in the country after being tied for first with Seattle University in 2006, second in 2007 and first in 2008. Seattle this year is ranked second, followed by University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Temple University, John Marshall Law School, Stetson University, Boston College, Northwestern University, Brooklyn Law School and the University of Oregon.

The specialty ranking, begun by U.S. News in 2006, is voted on by legal writing directors throughout the country, reflecting the opinion of those with specialized knowledge.

Overall, the Mercer Law School remains among The Top 100 Law Schools in the country, tying four other schools at that mark – Stetson University, Syracuse University, University of Buffalo-SUNY and University of Louisville. This is the fifth consecutive year the Mercer Law School has been among the top 100 in the country. Founded in 1873, it is one of the oldest law schools in the country.

About the Mercer Law School: Founded in 1873, the Walter F. George School of Law is one of the oldest law schools in the country. The Woodruff Curriculum, Mercer Law School’s model curriculum, focuses on ethics and practical skills. The Law School ranks among the nation’s best in bar passage rates, job-placement records, student/teacher ratio, and success in student competitions. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Mercer’s Legal Writing Program as one of the top two in the nation for four consecutive years.

About Mercer University:
Founded in 1833, Mercer University is a dynamic and comprehensive center of undergraduate, graduate and professional education. The University has 7,300 students; 11 schools and colleges – liberal arts, law, pharmacy, medicine, business, engineering, education, theology, music, nursing and continuing and professional studies; major campuses in Macon, Atlanta and Savannah; four regional academic centers across the state; a university press; two teaching hospitals — Memorial Health University Medical Center and the Medical Center of Central Georgia; educational partnerships with Warner Robins Air Logistics Center in Warner Robins and Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta; an engineering research center in Warner Robins; a performing arts center in Macon; and a NCAA Division I athletic program. For more information, visit