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Baylor University Law School Confers Degrees Upon Graduates
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WACO, Texas (Feb 15, 2015) - Baylor University Law School conferred juris doctor degrees on 30 students during winter commencement exercises Feb. 6 at First Baptist Church of Waco.
The Honorable Kenneth Winston Starr, Baylor President and Chancellor and Louise L. Morrison Chair of Constitutional Laws, awarded the diplomas assisted by Bradley J.B. Toben, dean and M.C. and Mattie Caston Professor of Law, and Leah W. Jackson Teague, associate dean and professor of law. The Honorable Ed Kinkeade, Judge, United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas was the keynote speaker. Hooding the graduates were David M. Guinn, master teacher and The Lyndon L. Olson and William A. Olson Professor of Local Government and Constitutional Law and James E. Wren, professor of law. Lacey Dawn Stevenson, the highest ranking member of the class, delivered student remarks.
ABOUT BAYLOR UNIVERSITY
Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked research institution. The University provides a vibrant campus community for more than 16,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions.
ABOUT BAYLOR LAW SCHOOL
Established in 1857, Baylor Law School was the first law school in Texas and one of the first west of the Mississippi River. Today, the school has more than 7,000 living alumni. It is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Baylor Law School has a record of producing outstanding lawyers, many of whom decide upon a career in public service. The Law School boasts two governors, members or former members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, two former directors of the FBI, U.S. ambassadors, federal judges, justices of the Texas Supreme Court and members of the Texas Legislature, among its notable alumni. In its law specialties rankings, U.S. News & World Report ranked Baylor Law’s trial advocacy program as the third best in the nation. Baylor Law School is also ranked No. 51 in the magazine’s 2015 edition of "America’s Best Graduate Schools." The National Jurist ranks Baylor Law in its top 10 law schools for practical training, and second best value in private legal education in the nation. The Business Insider places Baylor Law among the top 50 law schools in the nation. Learn more at www.baylor.edu/law.