Appeals Court Judge William H. Pryor Jr. to Speak at Mercer Law School

January 20, 2012

Media Contact: Billie Frys, frys_bb@law.mercer.edu or (478) 301-5000

MACON —William H. Pryor Jr., a judge in the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, will speak at Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law on Jan. 24. The presentation is titled “The Unbearable Rightness of Marbury v. Madison: Its Real Lessons and Irrepressible Myths,” and will be held in the Moot Court Room at noon. The event is free and open to the public.

In 2004, Pryor was appointed to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. Prior to his appointment, he served as attorney general of Alabama from 1997 to 2004. From 1995 to 1997 he served as a deputy attorney general of Alabama. In private practice, he worked with the Birmingham law firms of Cabaniss, Johnston, Gardner, Dumas and O’Neal; and Walston, Stabler, Wells, Anderson and Bains. He clerked for Judge John Minor Wisdom of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. In law school, Pryor was editor-in-chief of the Tulane Law Review at Tulane University, where he received his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude. Pryor earned a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from Northeast Louisiana University, which is now the University of Louisiana at Monroe.

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 8,300 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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