Recognizing the depth and breadth of advocacy experience our alumni bring, the Jaworski Fellows Program at Baylor Law School brings the expertise of these outstanding lawyers to our students. The program taps seasoned trial lawyers to come to Baylor and critique Practice Court advocacy exercises in the second quarter of PC.
Each Jaworski Fellow candidate commits to spend five afternoons during the year supervising Practice Court exercises. After consultation with the full-time PC faculty on teaching methods and procedures, each candidate observes the regular faculty critiquing advocacy exercises. The Jaworski Fellow then conducts advocacy exercises with students in both jury selection and jury trial exercises. The results are best described by our students: "Having George Chandler serve as a Jaworski Fellow and observe our trial at Baylor Law was invaluable. Mr. Chandler's years of experience were evident in his to the point and instructive comments. Mr. Chandler took every opportunity to show us how to identify and fix shortcomings, move from 'good' to "great' and improve our storytelling skills."
"Mr. Bice gave us excellent real work insight into trial advocacy. He allowed us to present our case freely but followed up with helpful criticism and encouragement on who to be a Baylor Lawyer."
"It is amazing opportunity to hear such an authoritative voice of experience in the corner of a Baylor Law courtroom coaching us, teaching us and talking with us—all coming from outside the faculty."
"When I fumbled through a charge conference, Mr. Ayres took the time to stop the exercise and help me grasp not only the proper way to make the objection but gave easy tips to ensure that I did not waive error during a charge conference again. This is just one example of the valuable insight I gained into being a trial lawyer during by Big Trial experience."
"Julie Springer cut to the core of our weaknesses, addressing them frankly and giving us suggestions to overcome them. I worked hard to focus on those areas and felt more polished, professional and ready to practice during the second day of trial. Two days spent with her taught me lessons that will stay with me for a lifetime and make me a better Baylor Lawyer."
R. Jack Ayres, Jr.
Judge A. Lee Harris
J. Mark Mann
H. Robert Powell