Former FBI Director To Speak At Baylor Law Graduation July 29

July 20, 2000

by Alan Hunt

Former FBI director William S. Sessions will be the keynote speaker at commencement ceremonies for 55 graduates of Baylor Law School at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 29, at the Jones Concert Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building.

Sessions, who graduated from Baylor Law School in 1958, also is a former U.S. District Court Judge. From 1959 until the summer of 1969, he practiced law in Waco, where he was a partner in the law firm of Haley, Fulbright, Winneford, Sessions & Bice.

In 1987, President Ronald Reagan appointed Sessions the fourth director of the FBI. He served as head of the bureau until the end of summer 1993. He currently practices law with his son, Lewis, in San Antonio.

Sessions has received numerous honors and awards during his professional career. He was named Baylor Lawyer of the Year in 1988 and he also received the Baylor Distinguished Alumni Award.

Degrees will be presented during the program by Law Dean Brad Toben. The invocation will be given by David M. Guinn, who serves as the Louise L. Morrison Professor of Constitutional Law and Master Teacher. The honor of hooding the graduates will go to Gerald R. Powell, the Abner V. McCall Professor of Evidence, and Professor Emeritus Louis S. Muldrow.

After the program, a reception for the graduates and their guests will be hosted by the

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