Bell's Hill Field Day
Bell's Hill Field Day takes place May 31 and we are looking for volunteers to help. Bell's Hill is very appreciative of everything you already do for their students, especially giving them positive experiences. They will have about 130 students for each period rotating through 12 stations. Please let Stephen Rispoli know if you would like to volunteer. Here are the times for each grade level:
Kinder: 8:10-8:55 a.m.
1st Grade: 9-9:45 a.m.
2nd Grade: 9:50-10:35 a.m.
3rd Grade: 10:40-11:25 a.m.
Pre K: 12:15-12:45 p.m.
5th Grade: 1:15-2 p.m.
4th Grade: 2:05-2:50 p.m.
2013 Top Gun Competitors Set
The slate of competitors is set for Baylor Law School's 2013 Top Gun National Mock Trial Competition taking place June 6-9 in Waco, Texas. This innovative, invitation-only mock trial tournament takes the best trial advocates from 16 of the top advocacy schools in the nation and has them go head-to-head for the honor of being named Top Gun. The first-place winner receives $10,000. Founded in 2010, Baylor Law's Top Gun competition creates a challenging atmosphere for competitors. Unlike other mock trial competitions, participants do not receive the case file until they arrive in Waco -- just 24 hours before the first round of trials begin.
Spring 2013 Graduation
Congratulations to the 102 Baylor Law School students who graduated on May 4. They now join more than 7,000 Baylor Lawyers across the nation. The commencement ceremony was held at Waco Hall on the Baylor University campus. Enjoy these highlights from the ceremony.
Midnight Breakfast Spring 2013
Finals week at Baylor Law School got off to its traditional start with the Midnight Breakfast on April 24. During Midnight Breakfast, Baylor Law School faculty members serve an evening breakfast to students as they prepare to study and take finals. Thanks to the professors, as well as Dean Toben and Associate Dean Jackson, for taking part in this event. See photos.
Law Review Write-On Results
Congratulations to the following students for writing on to the Baylor Law Review: Angel Davila, Stephen Dwyer, Ben Evans, Samantha Kessler, Doug Monkhouse, Megan Nelson, Phillip Segura, Kyle Voss. The next write-on competition will be held in the fall quarter.
Help the People of West
Go to Baylor.edu for information on events the university is organizing for the relief effort. The Extraco Events Center will be setting up to take donations starting today at 9 a.m. For information call 254-776-1660. Carter Blood Care Center will accept donations beginning at 9 a.m., Thursday in Waco. Find locations at www.carterbloodcare.org. The American Red Cross will need monetary donations. To contribute, call 254-523-4985.
Midnight Breakfast Spring 2013
Let professors serve you breakfast as you prepare for finals! The event takes place Wednesday, April 24 at 8 p.m. in the Student Lounge.
National Voir Dire Competition
Congratulations to Michael Clinton, Jeff Nielson and Sara Schretenthaler for winning the Most Professional Team Award at the National Voir Dire Competition in Kansas City April-12-13.
Thurgood Marshall Results
At the Federal Bar Association Thurgood Marshall Moot Court Competition in Washington, D.C., on April 4-5, Jacqueline Hamer was honored as the top overall speaker. Additionally, the team of Morgan McPheeters and Ryan Trammell advanced to the quarterfinals.
Baylor Advances to Finals of Transactional LawMeet
The team of Jeremy Sheng, Mackenzie Horton and Lindy Nesbitt advanced to the finals of the National Transactional LawMeet Competition in Philadelphia this past weekend. In February, the team won the Kansas City Regional. The same team qualified for nationals in 2012.
Baylor Law Wins Elliott Cup
Congratulations to the team of Morgan Harkins and Hunter Oliver, along with brief writer, Travis Cox, for winning the Elliott Cup Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition in Houston. Harkins also was recognized as the Second Best Speaker. It's the second year in a row that Harkins and Oliver have won.
Pace Environmental Law Moot Results
Congratulations to the team of Patrick Bell, Mary Colligan, and Lindsey Lehrmann, who advanced to the quarterfinals at the National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition hosted by Pace Law School in White Plains, NY. More than 70 teams competed. Lehrmann won the Best Speaker award for the entire competition, which consisted of more than 210 individual student competitors.
Study Abroad in Scotland
Applications are being accepted for Baylor Law School's Academy of the Advocate at St Andrews, Scotland. The study abroad program is dedicated to the art of advocacy. The academy runs from July 28-Aug. 11. Find more information here.
Apply For Scholarships, Grants And More
If you're looking for scholarship, grant and clerkship opportunities, Baylor Law School collects the best of the best from around the nation. Find the right opportunity here.
Baylor Law Takes NITA Tournament of Champions
The Baylor Law School team of Leah Maxwell, Stephen Netherton, David Shaw and Blayne Thompson won the National Institute for Trial Advocacy 2012 Tournament of Champions. Netherton also won the award for Best Advocate and the team won the Team Professionalism Award. The NITA Tournament of Champions took place Oct. 24-28 and was hosted by IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. The event was co-sponsored by LexisNexis.
Baylor Team Wins Stetson National Pretrial Competition
A team from Baylor Law School won the Stetson National Pretrial Competition over the weekend of Oct. 12-13. Morgan Harkins and Taylor Romero, who won TYLA together this summer, were the team's advocates. Kyle Farrar and Kyle Voss were the team's brief writers/witnesses. Harkins also received the award for best advocate in the final round. James Willis, who competed on this team last year, was their coach.