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Mercer Ranked Number Six Among Public Interest Law Schools
Oct. 28, 2008

Richard L. Cameron
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The Walter F. George School of Law has been ranked number six in the country among the Best Public Interest Law Schools, according to PreLaw magazine. The rating is based on information reported in the E-Guide to Public Interest Law Schools, including student involvement, curriculum and financial factors.

The top 10 law schools included: Northeastern University School of Law, Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, Lewis and Clark School of Law, American University Washington College of Law, Stanford Law School, Mercer, University of Maryland School of Law, University of Washington School of Law, University of North Carolina School of Law and City University of New York School of Law.

The publication said the schools in its top 10 excelled in many areas, including the strength of the clinical programs and loan assistance programs, pro bono requirements and the percentage of graduates entering the field.

The student involvement category assigned points for student activity and percentage of graduates of the class of 2006 who entered jobs in the public interest field.

The curriculum category assigned points for the existence of a public interest coordinator, strength of clinical programs and existence of a voluntary or mandatory pro bono graduation requirement.

The financial factors category assigned points for cost of tuition, availability of grants and scholarships and strength of loan repayment or loan assistance programs.

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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