Bridget Fuselier, associate professor at Baylor Law School, was recognized as the University Outstanding Professor (Untenured/Research) during commencement exercises on May 14. Baylor awards one non-tenured (tenure track) research award from all schools of the university.
"Professor Fuselier is a prolific, quickly rising scholar who has far exceeded tenure-track requirements despite an unusually work-intensive teaching load," said Baylor Law Dean Brad Toben. "Her scholarship is important, relevant, has been impactful and even award-winning. But Professor Fuselier is not just a scholar--she is one of our very best teachers and community servants."
Fuselier frequently writes about matters dealing with property issues. In January, she received the inaugural "Section Award" presented by the Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section of the American Bar Association for her article "Pre-embryos in Probate: Property, Person or Something Else?" Other articles that she has published include "The Trouble With Putting All of Your Eggs in One Basket: Using a Property Rights Model to Resolve Disputes Over Croypreserved Pre-Embryos," 14 T. J. C.L. & C.R. 2, 143 (2009); "The Wisdom of Solomon: We Cannot Split the Pre-Embryos," 17 Cardozo J. Law & Gender 3, 507 (2011); 74 Tex. B. J. 3, 224 (2011) and "Home Sweet Homestead?: Not If You Are Subject to a Mandatory Homeowners' Association!," 42 St. Mary's L.J. 3, 101 (2011). She also is actively engaged in completing the writing of a new casebook titled "Common Interest Communities Law: A Context and Practice Casebook."
An alumna of Lamar University, Fuselier received her undergraduate degree in political science in 1994. While at Lamar, she was selected for the Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society. She earned her J.D. magna cum laude from Baylor Law School in 1998, where she served as Editor-in-Chief and Assistant Managing Editor of the Baylor Law Review. She also competed in the 1998 George Washington Law School National Security Law Moot Court Competition, where she was a member of the first place team and was named Best Orator. She also was a member of the Order of Barristers.
After receiving her J.D., Professor Fuselier moved to Beaumont and joined the firm of Mehaffy Weber, PC, as an associate in 1998 and was elected as a shareholder in 2004. Her litigation experience includes the successful representation of defendants in medical malpractice, premises liability, and employment discrimination cases. In 2006, she was selected as the Jefferson County Outstanding Young Lawyer. She was also selected as a Rising Star by Texas Monthly in 2005 and 2006 in the area of civil litigation.
She joined the Baylor Law faculty in 2006 and teaches Property I and II and Texas Land Practice. She coaches a number of advocacy interscholastic teams and is the faculty sponsor for Baylor Law's Public Interest Society. She also serves as contributing editor in the area of Real Estate Law for General Practice Digest. She had worked as a guest member for the National Board of Bar Examiners, Real Property Drafting Committee.