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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 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 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.”
Feb
20
2017
Baylor Law Capstone Project Leads to Largest Christian Fraternity in the Nation
Baylor Law alumnus Brett Williams, JD '99, turned his Baylor Law capstone project into the nationally recognized Christian fraternity, Beta Upsilon Chi (BYX).
Feb
14
2017
Baylor Lawyer Re-Elected as Managing Partner of Bowman and Brooke in Phoenix, AZ
Thomas Klein, JD '84, has been re-elected as Managing Partner of nationally recognized trial firm Bowman and Brooke LLP's Phoenix office.
Feb
13
2017
On Feb. 11, Baylor Law School hosted the People's Law School, which offered a half-day curriculum of courses designed to educate laypersons about their legal rights and to give "user friendly" overviews of several areas of the law.
Feb
8
2017
Baylor Law Students Go Undefeated to Advance to the National Trial Competition
Baylor Law students Elizabeth "BB" Sanford and Keshav Nair; and Chris Arnell and Marcus Fifer competed in the National Trial Competition Regional in Dallas, TX, February 3-5. Despite facing many challenging opponents, the Baylor Law duo BB Sanford and Keshav Nair remained undefeated over the weekend and advanced to the National Trial Competition. Chris Arnell and Marcus Fifer, who were competing in their first law school mock trial competition, advanced to the quarter finals.
Feb
5
2017
Vik Deivanayagam, JD '96, Appointed to McLennan County Court at Law #1
In a unanimous decision, Baylor Lawyer and Baylor Law School Adjunct Professor Vik Deivanayagam, JD '96, was named Judge Mike Freeman's successor in McLennan County Court at Law #1.
Jan
26
2017
John Lin McCraw, JD '91 and Glenn W. Cunningham, JD '90, Elected to Lead the Texas Trial Lawyers Association
The Texas Trial Lawyers Association (TTLA) elected John Lin McCraw, JD ’91, as the 2017 president and Glenn W. Cunningham, JD ’90, as the 2017 president-elect.
Jan
25
2017
Baylor Law Justice-in-Residence, Jan Patterson, Supports Recent Graduates
Baylor Law's Justice-in-Residence, Jan Patterson, has administered the State Bar of Texas oath to over 150 recent Baylor Law graduates.
Jan
18
2017
Baylor Law Hosts Inaugural The Closer National Transactional Law Competition
Under the direction of Professor Beth Miller, Baylor Law launched The Closer, a unique transactional law competition, on MLK weekend 2017. The Closer is an innovative, invitation-only transactional law tournament in which law schools that have consistently excelled at transactional LawMeets send their top student transactional negotiator to compete.
Jan
10
2017
Baylor Lawyer Brit Featherston Appointed Acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas
Brit Featherston, JD '92, was appointed Acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas on September 30th, 2016. From his role in the recovery efforts during the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster, to witnessing first-hand the September 11th attack on the Pentagon, and working in the prosecution of organized drug crimes, Featherston has built a career that is as fascinating as it is impressive.
Jan
5
2017
Baylor Law Gives Back to Waco Community
Each Christmas season, the Baylor Law family gives back to the Waco community in a myriad of ways. To start, Baylor Law's Waco ISD Adopt-A-School, Bell's Hill Elementary, is an inner-city school where almost 100% of the children qualify for free or reduced lunch. For the fifth consecutive year, the Student Bar Association (SBA) has raised money and solicited donations to purchase a new Christmas gift for all 900 children.
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.
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