2013 Baylor Lawyer of the Year Luncheon
2013 Lawyer of the Year Luncheon
On Nov. 22, as many as 200 family members, colleagues, and close friends gathered to honor Baylor Law Professor David M. Guinn at the 2013 Baylor Lawyer of the Year Luncheon.
The luncheon took place at the Cashion Academic Center on the Baylor University campus.
Baylor Law School Dean Brad Toben welcomed the guests and the 2010 Baylor Lawyer of the Year, the Hon. Ed. Kinkeade (JD '74), gave the invocation.
Sharing their memories of Professor Guinn were George Chandler (LLB ‘62) of
Chandler, Mathis & Zivley, PC in Lufkin, who also was the 2009 Baylor Lawyer of the Year; Mike Morrison, a professor at Baylor Law School who has worked for 30 years with Professor Guinn on redistricting issues; and Ambassador Lyndon L. Olson Jr., former United States Ambassador to the Kingdom of Sweden, who addressed the gathering via video.
Libby King (JD '01), president of the Baylor Law Alumni Association, presented Professor Guinn with the Baylor Lawyer of the Year recognition.
The Baylor Law School family refers to Professor Guinn, the Lyndon L. Olson and William A. Olson Professor of Local Government and Constitutional Law and Master Teacher, as "The Godfather." The nickname is a tribute not only to Professor Guinn's long tenure at the Law School, but also to the wide influence he has had on state policy and generations of Baylor Lawyers.
In his honor, Baylor Law School has established the Professor David M. Guinn "The Godfather" Endowed Scholarship Fund.
If you are interested in supporting The Professor David M. Guinn "The Godfather" Endowed Scholarship, please email Susan Wommack, Director of Development, or call her at 254.710.8537. You may also give to this scholarship online.