New Faculty to Enhance Mercer Law’s Legal Writing Program

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Mercer University School of Law is proud to welcome two new tenured faculty to its ranks, Cathren Page and Pamela Wilkins. Their combined expertise and practice will reinforce Mercer Law’s nationally-recognized reputation of providing quality legal writing instruction and practice, as well as enhancing the remainder of the law school’s top-quality curriculum.

“We are excited for Professors Page and Wilkins to join Mercer Law as we continue to enhance our consistently ranked top-20 legal writing curriculum in the country,” said Dean Cathy Cox. “The experience, creativity and commitment that both of these professors bring to the classroom  will prove invaluable to our instruction and preparation of students for all aspects of law practice.”

Cathren Page, Associate Professor of Law
B.A., Baylor University
M.F.A., Vermont College
J.D., University of Texas School of Law

Page joins Mercer Law as a tenured associate professor of law and director of the advanced legal writing certificate program. She will primarily teach legal writing courses, combined with other courses focused on torts, evidence, appellate advocacy, family law and more. Page was previously a tenured associate professor of law at Barry University School of Law. Before teaching, she practiced family law, where she had an 89% win record on appeal and a 100% win record at trial representing the Texas child protection agency.

Her scholarship focuses on applied legal storytelling and has been published in legal publications, including the top 10% of law reviews. She is a member of the Legal Writing Institute, where she is co-chair of the new member committee.

Pamela Wilkins, Associate Professor of Law
A.B., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
J.D., University of South Carolina School of Law

Wilkins joins the faculty as a tenured associate professor of law and will be teaching legal writing, torts and other subjects. Previously, she taught legal writing, torts, feminist legal theory and criminal law at University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. While at Detroit Mercy Law, she served as associate dean for academic affairs and received awards for her teaching and scholarship contributions.

Her scholarship has focused on the death penalty, legal storytelling and feminist legal theory.  Recently, Wilkins authored a commentary and a judicial opinion (both forthcoming from Cambridge University Press) for the national Feminist Judgments Project. Her work has been cited by federal courts and in some of the nation’s leading law journals, including the Vanderbilt Law Review, Northwestern University Law Review and Yale Journal of Law and Feminism.

Mercer Law’s legal writing curriculum prepares students with the essential legal research and writing skills needed to prepare for practice immediately after graduation. Consistently ranked as a national top-20 legal writing program for more than a decade, Mercer Law offers more courses in the essential skills of legal research and writing than most law schools. The Law School developed the nation’s first Certificate in Advanced Legal Writing, Research and Drafting, which remains a hallmark of its challenging legal writing curriculum.

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Lauren Mauldin