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Ariel Newman

Ariel Newman (she/they)

Reference Services Librarian




  • J.D., Mercer University School of Law
  • M.L.S., North Carolina Central University
  • B.A., Mercer University

Ariel Newman joined the Mercer University School of Law in December 2020 as a Reference Services Librarian. She is responsible for providing reference assistance to law students, law faculty, other university patrons, attorneys, and the general public. Newman teaches the first-year Introduction to Legal Research course, as well as advanced legal research offerings.

Newman received her B.A. in Political Science from Mercer University. She then earned her J.D. from the Mercer University School of Law, where she served as an editor for both the Mercer Law Review and the Journal of Southern Legal History. Newman was a competitor on Mercer’s ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition (NAAC) moot court team during her second and third years of law school. Also during her third year, she served as a Lawson Competition Co-Editor for Mercer’s 1L moot court competition. Newman now coaches moot court teams to give back to the Mercer Law community.

Newman earned her master’s degree in Library Science at North Carolina Central University, with a focus on academic librarianship. She is also continuing her editorial work with the Journal of Southern Legal History, serving as its Managing Editor and Publishing Coordinator.

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