School of Law

3/16/2020 | 12:31 a.m.

We are in an unprecedented time in the life of the law school, and we are doing everything in our power to continue instruction and to take care of our community amidst this health crisis. Thank you for your role in that; this will require a good deal of patience and cooperation.

In keeping with the University response to COVID-19, all classes during the week of March 16, 2020 have been cancelled. The Law School will move all classes to a distance learning format starting Monday, March 23, and courses will continue in this format until April 3, 2020, at which time the University will reevaluate its instructions to faculty, staff, and students. All student activities have been suspended or postponed until that time.

Unless otherwise noted, the building will continue with its regular hours.

Zoom Resources

Log into https://mercer.zoom.us with your Canvas / main campus username and password to access Zoom.

For online support and trainings visit:

Law Library

The Law Library will continue to be “open” during regular business hours: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Students & Faculty have “bear card” access after 5:00 p.m. (you must have your “bear card”). After regular hours, students and faculty will have access to the Library’s electronic resources from our website.

The Law Library will offer research assistance by email OR telephone at 478-301-2334. We can arrange zoom meetings by appointment for in-depth research assistance if necessary.

Questions and Concerns

Please contact Dean Sarah Gerwig-Moore (direct dial: (478) 301-2195 or gerwig-moore@law.mercer.edu) for questions related to academics. Contact Dean Alyssa Leffall (direct dial: (478) 301-2586 or leffall_am@law.mercer.edu) for concerns regarding accommodations, absences, and student organizations. For other questions or concerns, the Deans’ Suite number is (478) 301-2602.

Admissions and Prospective Students

Law Admissions continues to process applications and are available to answer any questions you may have regarding the application process, financial aid, and student life during this time.

Scheduled events – including March 20 Open House and April 4 Admitted Student Day – have been canceled. However, we are working on providing online opportunities for students to virtually tour the law school, ask faculty questions, and meet students. These online “tour” opportunities will be communicated with prospective and admitted students via email.

For questions regarding admissions, please contact Marilyn Sutton, sutton_m@law.mercer.edu or call (478) 301-2605.

Please continue to follow the CDC’s recommendations related to preparedness for COVID-19 and please reach out with any questions or concerns.