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Baylor Law Teams Win Regional National Trial Competition

NTC Regionals 2015

Congratulations to the teams of Brad Ryynanen and Kelsey Warren, and TJ Jones and Mark Altman who won 1st and 2nd place at the regional National Trial Competition in New Orleans. Both teams advance to the National Competition in March.

Brad Ryynanen is the Latest 'Mad Dog'

Winter 2014 Mad Dog

Congratulations to Brad Ryynanen for winning the Mad Dog Competition! Brad took home an 18-inch bronze statue of Matt "Mad Dog" Dawson!

Congratulations to the runner-up and semi-finalists:
Runner-up: Brian Price
Semi-Finalists: Alexandria Moore and Jackie Wheeler

A special thank you to our Baylor Lawyers who judged the final round: Honorable Gary Coley (JD '93), Judge of the 74th District Court Robert Little (JD '05) of Naman Howell Smith & Lee Colin O’Neill (JD '85) of Fullbright Winniford Mike Scanes (JD '83) of Scanes, Routh & James

Fall 2014 Moot Court Competition Results

2014 Moot Court Winners

Congratulations to Louie Cook and Chase Smith, the winners of the Dawson & Sodd Fall 2014 Moot Court Competition. William Thorne and Monica Litle earned second place. The competition was judged by Judge Gary Coley, Professor Michael Berry, Professor Jill Lens, Professor Luke Meier, Professor Greg White, and the winners of the the Spring Moot Court Competition, Jas Gill and Sameer Hashmi.

Additional results and awards are as follows:

Brian Aslin, Shane Vreeland
Bree Marquand, William Hix

Morgan Anderson, Katie Naumann
Ian Todd, Heriberto Montalvo
Joe Hinton, Brittany Taylor
Mark McMullen, Brian Robertson

Monica Litle (Best Speaker)
Joe Hinton (Second Best Speaker)
Louie Cook (Third Best Speaker)
Brian Roberston
Bree Marquand
William Hix
Morgan Anderson
Brian Aslin
Heriberto Montalvo
Katie Naumann

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Join the Baylor Law Immigration Clinic this Fall!

Immigration Clinic

Due to great demand, the Baylor Law DACA Immigration Clinic will hold additional clinics October 7 and 9 from 6:00pm-9:00pm.

This is a unique opportunity for 4Qs and above to gain hands-on legal experience and help teens and young adults in the Waco community.

Join Professor Hernández and Waco attorney Susan Nelson at the Immigration Clinic to gain valuable legal experience. Your resume will thank you!

The Fall 2014 clinic will be held September 23, 25, 30 and October 2 from 6:00pm-9:00pm.

To volunteer for the clinic, email Amanda Sanchez at amanda_sanchez1@baylor.edu with at least two dates that you can help. No second language is required.

For more info click here!

Mahfouz Wins 'Mad Dog'

Mad Dog

Congratulations to Chris Mahfouz, winner of the Mad Dog Mock Trial Competition. The runner-up was Matt Royall. Mahfouz took home a $3,000 prize, as well as an 18-inch bronze statuette of former PC Director Matt "Mad Dog" Dawson. Royall received a $1,000 prize.

2014 Moot Court Teams Selected

Members of the 2014 summer and fall moot court teams have been selected. Read the details here.

New Law Review Members

The following students have become eligible for membership on the Baylor Law Review as a result of their third-quarter cumulative grade-point average. New members should contact the editor-in-chief as soon as possible.

Mark W. Altman
Karren D. Bennett
Matthew J. Coolbaugh
Adam M. Dec
Carl Ray Qualls

Anyone who is now in the fourth, fifth, or sixth quarter, will be available for membership for at least three quarters (excluding the summer quarter), has taken a full load each quarter, and has a grade-point average equal to or greater than 3.46, is also eligible for Law Review membership. If you believe that you qualify, please contact Professors Bates and Morrison.

Sutherland Cup Results


Congratulations to the team of Jack Hales, Kathlyn Hendrix and Lauren Jaynes, who advanced to the semis of the Sutherland Cup Moot Court Competition in Washington, D.C. The team also won the award for the Best Brief.

Local News Anchor Interviews Students During Leadership Development Class

Winter 2014

Julie Hays, a KWTX news anchor in Waco, TX, joined a Leadership Development Class to meet with our students and conduct mock interviews based on fictitious scenarios. Mrs. Hays, married to Baylor Lawyer Sam Hays (J.D. '11), is very familiar working with lawyers as a journalist and shared her experience and advice in interacting with the media. Here Mrs. Hays is interviewing Phil Gordon, a 2L from Austin, TX, about his role as a CEO of a fictitious company in the middle of a scandal. After interviewing all the students, Mrs. Hays visited with the students about their interviews, and how to improve their skills.

Winter 2014 Class Graduates

Winter 2014

Baylor Law's Winter Class of 2014 graduated on November 8. Click here for more.

Business Organization, Plus Fun

Spring 2014

Students in Professor Beth Miller's Business Organization class dressed in their favorite undergraduate or Scottish attire in recognition of Scotland's historic vote to remain part of the United Kingdom.

Fall 2014 Entering Class Service Project

The students of the 2014 Fall entering class demonstrated Baylor Law School's commitment to public service through their volunteer work in the community of West, TX, the site of a fertilizer plan explosion in April 2013. Check out the photos of their service here.

Summer 2014 Class Graduates

Spring 2014

Baylor Law's Summer Class of 2014 graduated on August 2. Click here for more.

Spring 2014 Class Graduates

Spring 2014

Baylor Law's Spring Class of 2014 graduated on May 3. Catch the highlights here.

Spring 2014 Strasburger & Price Results

Bell's Hill

Congratulations! Sameer Hashmi and Jas Gill are the winners of the Spring 2014 Strasburger & Price Moot Court Competition. Cindy Culp and Mark Firmin earned second place.

Federal Bar Competition Results

Congratulations to the team of Joe Craven and Will Ytterberg, which advanced to the octofinals of the Federal Bar Association Moot Court Competition. Craven also was recognized as the third best speaker.

Baylor Law Earns Top Marks in National Jurist's 'Best Schools for Practical Training'

Baylor Law School earned an A+ in the latest issue of The National Jurist's inaugural list of "Best Schools for Practical Training." The listings were unveiled in the magazine's March issue. "This is the first effort to try to quantify which schools are delivering on their promises to make legal education more experiential," said Jack Crittenden, editor-in-chief, The National Jurist.More

Client Counseling Results

Bell's Hill

Congratulations to Jason Taylor and Brad Ryynanen for winning the Naman Howell Smith & Lee Client Counseling Competition. Andrew Valencia and Josh Arnold were the second-place team.

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