Baylor Law School Grads to Receive Degrees Nov. 6

Nov. 4, 1998

by Alan Hunt

Twenty-one graduates of Baylor University School of Law are scheduled to receive juris doctor degrees during commencement ceremonies at 7 p.m. Friday in the Waco Hippodrome Theatre.

Keynote speaker will be Law Professor Melissa A. Essary, who was selected by the graduating class to deliver the commencement address.

Essary, who holds a law degree from Baylor and an undergraduate degree from the University of Texas, has been a member of the Baylor law faculty since 1990. Diplomas will be presented during the program by Law Dean Brad Toben, who serves as the Governor Bill and Vara Faye Daniel Professor of Law, assisted by Associate Dean Leah W. Jackson.

The honor of hooding the graduates will go to William D. Underwood, professor of law, and Louis S. Muldrow, who serves as the Leon Jaworski Professor of Practice and Procedural Law. The invocation will be given by David M. Guinn, the Louise L. Morrison Professor of Constitutional Law and Master Teacher.

After the ceremony, a reception for the graduates and their guests will be hosted by the Baylor Law Alumni Association in the garden area outside the theatre.

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