Senate Confirms Mercer Law Graduate for Federal Judgeship

June 22, 2010

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MACON — The United States Senate on Monday unanimously confirmed Marc T. Treadwell, a 1981 graduate of Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law, to fill a vacancy on Middle Georgia’s federal bench. Treadwell, who also serves as an adjunct faculty member for the Law School, will fill the vacancy created when Judge Hugh Lawson took senior status in 2008.

The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia spans an area stretching from Georgia’s southwestern corner east through Valdosta, north though Albany and Macon, and east through Athens to the South Carolina border. Treadwell will join another Mercer graduate on the Middle District bench  – Judge W. Louis Sands, who holds undergraduate and law degrees from the University and serves on the Mercer Board of Trustees.

“The Mercer Law School community is proud that Marc Treadwell has been appointed to the federal bench,” said Mercer Law Dean Daisy Hurst Floyd. “He is a wonderful lawyer, outstanding teacher, and will be an excellent judge.”

Nominated by President Obama and unanimously supported by Georgia’s Democratic congressmen and U.S. Senators Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson, Treadwell is currently a partner in the Macon law firm Adams, Jordan & Treadwell.

About Mercer Law School
Founded in 1873, the Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law is one of the oldest law schools in the United States and the first one in the state of Georgia accredited by the American Bar Association. Mercer Law School’s educational philosophy is based on a broadly shared commitment to prepare students for the high-quality, general practice of law in a day-to-day learning environment that is both strongly supportive and consistently professional. Its innovative Woodruff Curriculum – which focuses on ethics and practical skills amid small class sizes – earned the Gambrell Professionalism Award from the ABA for its “depth of excellence.” With an enrollment of about 430 students, Mercer Law School is nationally recognized for its exceptional programs in legal writing, moot court, public service, and ethics and professionalism. For more information about Mercer Law School, visit www.law.mercer.edu.

About Mercer University
Founded in 1833, Mercer University is a dynamic and comprehensive center of undergraduate, graduate and professional education. The University enrolls more than 8,000 students in 11 schools and colleges – liberal arts, law, pharmacy, medicine, business, engineering, education, theology, music, nursing and continuing and professional studies – on major campuses in Macon, Atlanta and Savannah and at three regional academic centers across the state. Mercer is affiliated with two teaching hospitals — Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah and the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon, and has educational partnerships with Warner Robins Air Logistics Center in Warner Robins and Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta. The University operates an academic press and a performing arts center in Macon and an engineering research center in Warner Robins. Mercer is the only private university in Georgia to field an NCAA Division I athletic program. For more information, visit www.mercer.edu.

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