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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
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
6
2017
Join Baylor Law in Washington D.C. for Viewpoints: A Conversation Series
Three panels of distinguished judges and lawyers will engage in intriguing discussions on issues and trends in patent litigation. Hosted at the HYATT Regency in Washington, D.C. on April 7, 2017, do not miss this insightful third edition of Baylor Law School's conversation series, Viewpoints. RSVP TODAY!
Jan
26
2017
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's Justice-in-Residence, Jan Patterson, has administered the State Bar of Texas oath to over 150 recent Baylor Law graduates.
Jan
18
2017
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
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
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.
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
Amber Morrison and Hunter Ratcliff Win Baylor Law’s Client Counselling Competition
Baylor Law School students and teammates Amber Morrison and Hunter Ratcliff took home first place in Baylor Law School’s intermural Client Counseling Competition. Finalists were teammates Brooke Jones and Gemma Zuniga.
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.
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