Newfoundland & Wadham 1967 (4 December 1945 - 15 August 2015)
Justice Mercer spent one year at Queen’s University Law school before winning the Rhodes Scholarship, and then completed his law degree at Oxford, where he took a B.A. in Jurisprudence in 1969 followed by the graduate BCL degree in 1970. Upon his call to the Newfoundland Bar in 1971, he practiced law with the firm Mercer, Spracklin and Mercer for three years. In 1974 he joined the Department of Justice and quickly rose to the rank of Assistant Deputy Minister and then Associate Deputy Minister. In 1992, he was appointed a justice of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland, Trial Division.