Marianne Auld (JD '88) has been elected as the new Managing Partner of Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP effective January 1, 2017. She succeeds Dee Kelly Jr who stepped down from the post at the end of 2016. Mr. Kelly has served as the firm's Managing Partner since 2006.
Allison Dickson's (JD '07) story of perseverance, faith, love for Baylor, and hard work—which enabled her to graduate first in her class while living daily with the physical challenges of Muscular Dystrophy (MD)—has inspired many. In fact, her story touched thousands and became a Baylor social media sensation.
Cassie Hansen drafted the best legal document, winning first place in Baylor Law School’s inaugural Ultimate Writer legal writing competition. For her efforts, she was awarded a $3,000 cash prize and an opportunity to interview with the prestigious appellate law firm Kelly, Durham, and Pittard, LLP in Dallas, Texas.
According to data compiled by Drexel University Law Professor Daniel M. Filler, Baylor Law's graduating class of 2015 ranks 15th nationally in full-time non-law school funded long term J.D.-required or J.D.-advantage employment. Yale Law School is ranked #18.
The ATJ Law School Commitment to Service Award recognizes a law school that has most distinguished itself by actively educating its students about access to justice issues through clinics, public interest programs, student organizations, and other initiatives.
For the ninth consecutive year, Baylor Law School hosted the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services' McLennan County Adoption Day celebration. In the spirit of "Finding Dory," this year's theme was "Adoptions: Finding Families."
Although Baylor Law School has a well-established history of leadership pertaining to litigation, Baylor Lawyers also make a strong showing in leadership roles in REPTL. Of the eight council seats for the terms starting in 2015 and 2016, three are Baylor Lawyers.
Many veterans of our armed forces find themselves in need of estate planning assistance but are unable to afford legal counsel. To meet this need, Baylor Law School is hosting its annual Veterans Day Wills Clinic, providing pro bono estate planning aid for local veterans and their spouses.
Since its inception, the Baylor Law School Veterans Clinic has provided free legal advice to hundreds of local veterans. At our monthly clinics, Baylor Law students assist local attorneys in providing legal assistance to military veterans.
Nine Baylor Lawyers will be featured presenters or speakers at the State Bar of Texas Real Estate, Probate, & Trust Law section's 27th annual continuing legal education course in Estate Planning & Probate Drafting.
Attorneys named to The Best Lawyers in America were recognized by their peers in the legal industry for their professional excellence in 142 practice areas. For the 2017 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, 7.3 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in almost 55,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition.
Legal Mapmaker™ is a new workshop at Baylor Law School designed to prepare young lawyers to open their own law firms. It provides a model business strategy with two goals: help lawyers succeed, and help the public find affordable legal services by showing lawyers how to provide legal services efficiently and with low overhead.
The Writing Center at Baylor Law School is proud to introduce a new type of legal writing competition. Open exclusively to Baylor Law Students, the competition features a $5,000 prize pool and a prestigious clerkship opportunity with Kelly, Durham, and Pittard, LLP.
Legal Mapmaker, sponsored by Baylor Law School in collaboration with other law schools and the State Bar of Texas, aims to equip new lawyers with the tools to start practices that provide legal services to the public efficiently and affordably.
Law students from Baylor Law and other law schools throughout the country returned from the impressive summer abroad program, Baylor Law’s Academy of the Advocate at St Andrews. The Academy of the Advocate is devoted to the art and science of trial and appellate advocacy and is hosted in the exquisite setting of St Andrews, Scotland.