« on: May 06, 2009, 06:57:33 AM »
Mercer is a good school. I will be attending this fall. Mercer has great connections in Atlanta. I have spoken to several students who have SA in Atlanta this summer and who are working for big firms after graduation. The employment stats are impressive as are the bar passage rates.
We had a meet and great at King and Spalding about a month ago. We wined and dined with K&S partners and associates, current students and prospective students. Mercer and K&S have a long history because of Griffin Bell, the former Attorney General and partner at K&S. He went to Mercer. They have a good OCI program with most of the big Atlanta firms coming to campus.
The faculty is outstanding. They are very accomodating and helpful. They want to see you succeed and this shows in the way they act and treat students. I met several student who chose Mercer over GSU because of the way they were treated during campus tours.
Mercer also has the second best legal writting program in the country. They have been first in 6 out of the last 7 years. This aspect does carry national recognition and is impressive to employers. You have to take legal writting courses all three years and then you will end up with a certificate.
I think as long as you want to stay in GA, Mercer is a good choice. If you venture outside of the state, you might have a harder time because Mercer does not carry national name recognition.