Dozens of Baylor Law School students were honored during the John William & Florence Dean Minton Student Awards Ceremony on April 14.
Robert Little Jr., a partner in the Waco office of Naman Howell Smith & Lee, addressed the almost 200 students, faculty, alumni and guests who attended the ceremony at the Barfield Drawing Room in the Bill Daniel Student Union Building on the Baylor University campus.
The awards are named in honor of John William Minton and Florence Dean Minton. Their daughter, the late Polly Minton McLeRoy of Sherman, Texas, established and endowed a lecture series in 1993 to honor her parents. More recently, McLeRoy's son, William McLeRoy, endorsed the concept of a student awards ceremony to honor the memory of his grandparents and their lives' work, and at which Baylor Law students would be addressed by a notable, inspiring speaker in celebration of their academic and advocacy achievements.
Awards and recognitions were given in the categories of academics, advocacy, Baylor Law Review, and pro bono and public service.
Click here for a complete list of honorees.