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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.