Mercer Law School

General Info

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The Walter F. George School of Law, founded in 1873, is one of the oldest law schools in the United States. The School of Law is the second oldest of Mercer University's eleven colleges and schools. Founded in 1833, Mercer University, with an enrollment of 7300, is the only university of its size in the United States that offers programs in eleven diversified fields of study; liberal arts, business, education, engineering, music, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, law, theology, and continuing and professional studies. Mercer has campuses in Macon, Georgia and Atlanta, Georgia. The School of Law is located in Macon; on its own campus one mile (1.6 km) from Mercer's historic main campus. The law school building, one of Macon's most recognizable sites, is a three-story partial replica of Independence Hall in Philadelphia and is located on Coleman Hill overlooking downtown Macon.

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Mercer Law School Admissions

Mercer Law School is considered a Somewhat Competitive law school, which accepts only 51% of its applicants. Comparatively, Mercer is Higher than the average cost for law school.

Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2025 871 437 (50.17%) 125 (14.4%)
25% Median 75%
GPA 3.06 3.32 3.49
LSAT 150 152 154

Tuition And Financial Aid

In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $37,260 $37,260
Part Time N/A N/A

Living Expenses

  • Living on-campus: $20,540
  • Living off-campus: $20,540
  • Living at home: $20,540

Important Dates

  • Early Decision 1: N/A
  • Early Decision 2: N/A
  • Regular Decision: N/A
  • Application Fee: N/A

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Mercer Law School Community

Mercer Law School is considered to have a Somewhat Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Above Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Mercer is Below Average.

Student body

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Comparable Schools

Faculty Statistics

  • Full Time: 22
  • Part Time: 31

Faculty

  • # Female Faculty: 18
  • # Minority Faculty: 5

Ratio

18.9 Students

1 Faculty

Housing Options

  • On Campus Housing: Yes
  • Graduate Housing: Yes
  • Law Specific Housing: No

Mercer Law School Curriculum

The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. Mercer University 1L section size is 31% smaller than law schools in Georgia and 49% smaller than all PRIVATE law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

Mercer Law School: 98
Georgia Average: 128
PRIVATE School Average: 146

Positions Available in Advanced Courses

  • Simulation Courses: 849
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics: 36

Students Involved in Advanced Activities

  • Field Placements: 149
  • Law Journals: 47
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials: 0

Attrition Rates

  • First Year: 15.8%
  • Second Year: 0.0%
  • Third Year: 0.0%
  • Fourth Year: 0.0%

Mercer Law School Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The Mercer University class of 2020 had an employment rate of 84% with 3% pursuing an additional degree.

Employment Comparison

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In 2020, 84.6%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 58.0%
  • Business: 4.0%
  • Government: 20.0%
  • Public Interest: 1.0%
  • Academia: 1.0%
  • Georgia: 90%
  • Florida: 3%
  • District of Columbia: 1%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 84.6%
  • First Time Takers: 143
  • Average School: 81.0%
  • Average State: 80.2%
  • Pass Difference: 0.8%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • Georgia: 80.2%
  • Passed: 98 of 121 (81.0%)
  • State Average: 80.2%
  • Difference: 0.8%