Baylor Law School Grads To Receive Degrees April 28

April 17, 2001

by Alan Hunt

Forty-six graduates of Baylor University School of Law are scheduled to receive juris doctor degrees during commencement ceremonies at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 28, in Waco Hall.

The keynote speaker, who was selected by the graduating class to deliver the commencement address, will be Gerald R. Powell, who serves as the Abner V. McCall Professor of Evidence. A 1977 Baylor law graduate, he entered private practice with the Dallas law firm of Vial, Hamilton, Koch & Knox and was a partner of that firm from 1982-86. A member of the Baylor law faculty since 1986, he teaches courses in Evidence, Discovery and Practice Court and also coaches Baylor's award-winning mock trial teams.

Diplomas will be presented during the program by Law Dean Brad Toben, the Governor Bill and Vara Faye Daniel Professor of Law, assisted by Leah W. Jackson, associate dean and professor of law.

The honor of hooding the graduates will go to William D. Underwood, who serves as the Leon Jaworski Professor of Practice and Procedure, and Melissa Essary, professor of law. The invocation will be given by David M. Guinn, who serves as 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 on the lawn of Waco Hall.

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