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Jan
4
2017
Baylor Lawyer Takes Over Leadership of Fort Worth Law Firm
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.
Dec
21
2016
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.
Dec
16
2016
Baylor Graduate Raises Money to Provide Christmas Gifts to Children
Baylor Lawyer Allison Dickson (JD '07) brightens the Christmas season for young patients at McLane’s Children Medical Center in Temple by raising money to purchase stuffed owls.
Dec
16
2016
Baylor Lawyer Grant Kinsey Appointed to State District Court
Gov. Greg Abbott named Baylor Law School graduate Grant Kinsey (JD '99) as judge of a new state district court in Coryell County that’s set to open for business on Jan. 2 in Gatesville.
Dec
15
2016
Elizabeth Sanford Is Baylor Law School’s Fall 2016 'Mad Dog' Champion
Baylor Law School student Elizabeth “B. B.” Sanford is the latest Baylor Law School “Mad Dog,” after winning the Fall 2016 “Mad Dog” Mock Trial Competition. Fellow student Kesav Nair was the finalist.
Dec
9
2016
ABA Journal Article Cites Baylor Law as Third Most Underrated Law School in the Nation
While Baylor Law School is ranked #55 nationally by U.S. News and World Report, data cited by the ABA Journal ranks Baylor Law as the third most underrated law school in the country.
Dec
5
2016
Cassie Hansen Wins Baylor Law School’s First Ultimate Writer Competition
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.
Dec
2
2016
Baylor Law School Ranks Above Yale in Job Placement
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.
Nov
29
2016
Baylor Law Honored With Texas Access to Justice Commitment to Service Award
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.
Nov
28
2016
41 Children Adopted at Baylor Law School During National Adoption Day Ceremony
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."
Nov
23
2016
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.
Nov
16
2016
Baylor Law School Hosts State Bar Veterans Day Luncheon
State Bar of Texas and Baylor Law School leaders honored veterans at a luncheon November 11.
Nov
9
2016
Baylor Law School Hosts Veterans Day Wills Clinic
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.
Nov
1
2016
On October 21-22, Baylor Law School hosted the Seventh Annual Baylor Law Alumni Weekend that included a special celebration of decades of leadership.
Oct
11
2016
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.
Oct
3
2016
Baylor Law School's Office of Admissions was consulted by U.S. News and World Report for an article describing the best ways to bolster a law school application.
Oct
1
2016
Baylor Law School Professor’s Work Influential in Billion Dollar GM Ignition Switch Defect Litigation
The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York cited Baylor Law School professor Jill Wieber Lens in litigation regarding General Motors' billion dollar ignition defect.
Sep
30
2016
Baylor Lawyers Lead the Way at the Advanced Estate Planning & Probate Drafting CLE
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.
Sep
22
2016
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.
Sep
22
2016
Judge Kitaoka, LLB '40 – An Extraordinary Man from an Extraordinary Generation
Takashi Kitaoka, LLB '40, Baylor Law's oldest alumnus, dies at age 104, and leaves behind a remarkably inspiring legacy.
Sep
6
2016
Following the Release of the ABA's Report on the Future of Legal Services in the United States, Baylor Law School Launches Inaugural Legal Mapmaker™ Clinic
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.
Aug
24
2016
Baylor Law School to Host Inaugural Ultimate Writer Competition
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.
Aug
18
2016
Baylor Law School Hosts Clinic to Help Young Lawyers Open Firms
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.
Aug
15
2016
Baylor Law School’s Summer Abroad in St Andrews, Scotland Resounding Success
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.
Aug
12
2016
Baylor Law Ranks #21 in Best Law Schools for Securing Federal Clerkships
Baylor Law School ranks 21st in Business Insider's list of "The 24 best law schools for securing federal clerkships."
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