Law School Launches Mercer Legal Legends Series with Lecture by L. Lin Wood

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MACON – Mercer University School of Law will launch the inaugural Mercer Legal Legends lecture series featuring L. Lin Wood, a 1977 Mercer Law graduate, on Thursday, Jan. 16, at 12 p.m., in the L. Lin Wood Courtroom. Mercer Legal Legends invites distinguished lawyers to share their legal expertise and perspectives to Mercer Law students.

Wood has more than 40 years of experience as a trial lawyer. He is one of the nation’s most prominent First Amendment/defamation litigators.

Representing high-profile clients, including Vernon Unsworth in defamation litigation arising from tweets made by Elon Musk, the late Richard Jewell in connection with the 1996 bombing of Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta, and John and the late Patsy Ramsey and their son in matters relating to the 1996 murder of JonBenet Ramsey, Wood has extensive experience defending his clients and managing the media in high-profile cases.

“With a prolific career protecting the First Amendment rights of his clients, Wood is a fitting lawyer to launch Mercer Legal Legends,” said Mercer Law dean Cathy Cox. “His career exemplifies the intent of Mercer Legal Legends – inspiring current students to discover broader interests in the law and demonstrating how the law can shape perspectives into robust legal careers.”

This lecture is the first of an annual series featuring prominent lawyers who have made considerable contributions to the practice of law while sharing their careers and legal expertise with Mercer Law students.

Capacity restricts attendance to only Mercer Law students. However, members of the public, Mercer Law alumni and media are invited to join a livestream of the lecture at 12 p.m. on Jan. 16.

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