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Jul
15
2017
A Reflection of Leadership and Service: Baylor Law Graduates, Connected Through Service
Baylor Lawyers, Rear Admiral John Hannink, JD '94, and Commander Gatha Manns, JD '93, reflect on their foundational Baylor Law education and outstanding military careers as they look forward to what is next.
Jul
5
2017
Baylor Law Ranks #22 for Graduate Employment and #19 for Federal Judicial Clerkship Placement in the Nation
Baylor Law School ranked #22 for law schools that placed the highest percentage of 2016 graduates in full-time, long-term jobs that require bar passage and were not funded by the schools themselves. Baylor Law also ranked #19 for law schools that had the highest percentage of students accepted to federal judicial clerkships.
Jun
30
2017
Baylor Law Professor Bridget Fuselier Honored by the Texas State Bar for Outstanding Service to Veterans
Baylor Law Professor Bridget Fuselier, JD '98, was honored by the Texas Military & Veterans Law Section of the State Bar of Texas with the Colonel Bryan S. Spencer Award during the 2017 State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting. Professor Fuselier founded the Baylor Law Veterans Clinic which helps provide legal assistance to a population of over 16,000 veterans in McLennan County and its surrounding areas.
Jun
13
2017
Baylor Law School Hosts 8th Annual Top Gun National Mock Trial Competition
Hosted annually, Baylor Law's Top Gun National Mock Trial Competition is an innovative, invitation-only mock trial tournament where the single best advocates from some of the top 16 trial advocacy schools go head-to-head for the honor of being named "Top Gun" and a $10,000 prize. Jacob M. Morse of Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, was named the 2017 "Top Gun."
Jun
3
2017
Allison Dickson, JD '07, Named 2017 Young Baylor Lawyer of the Year
Allison Dickson, JD '07 has been named the 2017 Young Baylor Lawyer of the Year during a surprise announcement at her home in Temple, Texas.
Jun
1
2017
William McMichael Is Baylor Law's Spring 2017 'Mad Dog' Champion
Baylor Law student William McMichael is the latest Baylor Law "Mad Dog," after winning the Spring 2017 Mad Dog Mock Trial Competition. Fellow student Rachel Buchhorn was the finalist, and students Greg Cox and Sarah Holub were the semi-finalists.
May
18
2017
Judge Brad Cates, JD '80, Receives Outstanding Mentor Award
Judge Brad Cates, JD '80, of McLennan County Court at Law No. 2 in Waco, Texas, received the 2017 Outstanding Mentor Award from the Waco-McLennan County Young Lawyers Association (WMCYLA).
May
17
2017
Baylor Lawyer Joshua Van Eaton, JD '01, Lead Counsel for the DOJ in Unprecedented Volkswagen Emissions Fraud Settlement
Baylor Lawyer Joshua Van Eaton, JD ’01, along with his co-counsel Bethany Engel represented the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) in a lawsuit against Volkswagen over widespread vehicle emissions fraud. The magnitude and scope of the case has resulted in unprecedented settlements.
May
15
2017
2017 Baylor Lawyer of the Year – Senator Murray Watson, Jr.
Baylor Law School named Senator Murray Watson, Jr., of Waco, Texas, the 2017 Baylor Lawyer of the Year. “Senator Watson is most deserving of this honor,” Dean Brad Toben said. “Senator Watson is an exemplar of a public servant. His impact on the state of Texas, McLennan County, and Baylor is profound, and he is one of the most humble leaders I have ever known.”
May
8
2017
Baylor Law Hosts Second Annual Business Law Boot Camp
April 30 - May 5, Baylor Law hosted its second annual Business Law Boot Camp at the Sheila & Walter Umphrey Law Center in Waco, Texas. The Business Law Boot Camp is a week-long program that provides Baylor Law students with a practical overview of the various areas of law a business transactional lawyer will encounter on a regular basis.
May
4
2017
Baylor Law Has Top Bar Pass Rate in Texas
The results of the February 2017 Texas Bar exam have been released and Baylor Law is again No. 1 with an 88.89 percent pass rate. Of the 27 Baylor Law students who took the February 2017 exam, 24 passed – the highest percentage among the nine Texas law schools.
Apr
27
2017
Spring 2017 Commencement, April 29 - Live Stream Begins at 9:45am
Live streaming of the Baylor Law 2017 Spring Commencement ceremony begins at 9:45am, April 29, 2017.
Apr
10
2017
Baylor Law Hosts Viewpoints Panel in Washington, D.C. on Patent Litigation
Held in Washington D.C., three panels of distinguished judges and lawyers engaged in intriguing discussions on emerging trends in intellectual property litigation at Baylor Law's third edition of Viewpoints:™ A Conversation Series.
Apr
10
2017
Baylor Law's Stephen Rispoli Wins the 2017 Outstanding Young Lawyer of McLennan County Award
Stephen Rispoli, BA '09, JD '12, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and Pro Bono Programs at Baylor Law has been named the Outstanding Young Lawyer of McLennan County for 2017.
Apr
8
2017
Michael Bourland, JD '99, Wins Outstanding Pro Bono Advocate Award
Michael Bourland, JD '99, of the Waco law firm Witt, McGregor & Bourland, P.L.L.C., was named a 2016 Outstanding Pro Bono Advocate by the Waco-McLennan County Young Lawyers Association (WMCYLA).
Mar
30
2017
Baylor Law Recognizes Student Achievements at the 2017 John William & Florence Dean Minton Student Awards Ceremony and Lecture Series
On March 29, Baylor Law honored and recognized the outstanding achievements of current Baylor Law students in academics, advocacy, law review, and pro bono and public service at the 2017 John William & Florence Dean Minton Student Awards Ceremony and Lecture Series.
Mar
27
2017
Baylor Law Places Second and Wins Best Draft Term Sheet at the National Startup LawMeet Competition
Baylor Law students Ian Todd and David Eskew and Baylor student Ashley Hodge placed Second Place overall and won Best Draft Term Sheet at the National StartUp LawMeet competition. The team featured a unique collaboration between Baylor Law and Baylor’s MBA program. Todd and Eskew are both enrolled in Baylor Law's joint MBA/JD degree plan and teammate Hodge is enrolled in Baylor’s MBA program. The team was coached by David Reid.
Mar
15
2017
Baylor Law Ranks #3 in Trial Advocacy, #51 Overall in National U.S. News Rankings
U.S. News & World Report ranked Baylor Law’s highly respected trial advocacy program #3 in the nation. Baylor Law School also ranked #51—a four spot jump from last year—among fully accredited law schools in the "Best Law Schools" category of the magazine's 2018 edition of "Best Graduate Schools."
Mar
15
2017
Marcy Wilkins, JD '14, Wins Outstanding Pro Bono Advocate Award
Marcy Wilkins, JD '14, of the Waco law firm Beard Kultgen Brophy Bostwick & Dickson, LLP, recently was named a 2016 Outstanding Pro Bono Advocate by the Waco-McLennan County Young Lawyers Association (WMCYLA).
Mar
13
2017
Baylor Lawyers Recognized for Texas Bar Foundation Awards
The Texas Bar Foundation (TBF) has recognized three distinguished Baylor Lawyers for their remarkable accomplishments and contributions to the legal profession: George E. Chandler, JD '62, Robin Russell, JD '86, and Otway B. Denny, Jr., JD '73.
Mar
7
2017
At Baylor Law, CLE Comes Before the JD
Baylor Law's innovative Professional Development Program follows a nationwide trend of law schools focusing on developing students' professional identities as lawyers.
Mar
1
2017
Kathryn Boatman, JD '08, Named ABA Outstanding Young Lawyer
Kathryn Boatman, JD '08, of Andrews Kurth Kenyon's Houston office, has received the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division's Wm. Reece Smith Jr. National Outstanding Young Lawyer Award.
Feb
28
2017
On Feb. 17-19, The Philosophical Society of Texas held its 179th annual meeting in Waco, Texas. Seven members of the Baylor Law School faculty led sessions on various topics including trial by jury, the status and future of legal education, capital punishment, and the judicial system administration.
Feb
25
2017
LEAD Counsel Inspires at Baylor Law's Inaugural Making a Difference Conference
On February 17th, Baylor Law's LEAD (Leadership Engagement and Development) Counsel hosted the inaugural Making a Difference Conference at the Sheila & Walter Umphrey Law Center.
Feb
22
2017
John and Marie Chiles Federalist Papers Lecture Series Brings Yale Law Professor Akhil Reed Amar to Baylor Law
Through the continued generosity of John and Marie Chiles, the Baylor Law School hosts an annual lecture series on the Federalist Papers. The lectures are free and open to Baylor Law students, Baylor undergraduates, the local bar, and the public. On Feb. 17, Yale Law Professor Akhil Reed Amar spoke on “Probing the Minds of Hamilton, Madison & Jay: The Guidance of the Federalist Papers.”
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