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Law School Students Win the Emory Civil Rights and Liberties Moot Court Competition
October 14, 2008

Richard L. Cameron
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The Walter F. George School of Law moot court team of April Holloway and Lyndsey Hurst finished first in the Emory Civil Rights and Liberties Moot Court Competition held Oct. 10-12 in Atlanta.  In the final round, presided over by Carol Hunstein, presiding justice of the Georgia Supreme Court, the team from the Mercer Law School defeated a team from the University of San Diego.  Holloway is a native of Warner Robins while Hurst hails from Gainesville, Ga.

Mercer’s other team also made the semi-finals and finished third overall. Cory DeBord and Leah Fiorenza served as student coaches and Tim Floyd, director of law/public service program at Mercer, was the faculty coach. The competition fielded outstanding competitors from law schools throughout the nation.
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 7,500 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