Baylor Law School Grads To Receive Degrees July 30

July 26, 2005

by Alan Hunt, (254) 710-6271

Thirty-two graduates of Baylor University School of Law are scheduled to receive juris doctor degrees during commencement ceremonies at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 30, in Jones Concert Hall at the Glennis McCrary Music Building.

The keynote speaker, who was selected by the graduating class to deliver the commencement address, will be Gerald R. Powell, the Abner V. McCall Professor of Evidence, who is serving as the Practice Court professor this summer. A 1977 graduate of Baylor Law School, Powell has been a member of the law faculty since 1986.

Also participating in the ceremony will be William D. Underwood, director of the Practice Court Program, the Leon Jaworski Professor of Practice and Procedure and Master Teacher, who is currently serving as interim president of Baylor University.

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

The honor of hooding the graduates will go to David M. Guinn, who serves as the Louise L. Morrison Professor of Constitutional Law and Master Teacher, and Mark W. Osler, associate professor of law.

The invocation will be given by Melissa A. Essary, professor of law.

After the ceremony, a reception for the graduates and their guests will be hosted by the Baylor Law Alumni Association at the Fanning Student Lounge and River Terrace of the Sheila and Walter Umphrey Law Center.

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