Professor Gerald Powell To Address Baylor Law Grads

Oct. 31, 2005

Professor Gerald R. Powell, who serves as The Abner V. McCall Professor of Evidence Law, will give the keynote address at Baylor Law School's commencement ceremonies at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, in the Paul W. Powell Chapel at George W. Truett Theological Seminary.

Baylor Interim President William D. Underwood, The Leon Jaworski Professor of Practice and Procedure and Master Teacher, will assist in the presentation of diplomas to the 28 graduates, along with Law Dean Brad Toben, The Gov. Bill and Vara Faye Daniel Professor of Law, and Leah W. Jackson, professor of law and associate dean.

Powell, who was selected by the graduates to deliver the commencement speech, graduated with honors from Baylor Law School in 1977 and joined the Dallas law firm of Vial, Hamilton, Koch & Knox. He had an active litigation practice with the firm and was made a partner in 1982. In 1986, he returned to Baylor Law School to teach, and in 1987 he was appointed The Abner V. McCall Professor of Evidence Law.

Powell currently teaches Evidence Law and Practice Court. He also teaches an advanced trial advocacy seminar.

Hooding the graduates will be President Underwood and Professor David R. Guinn, who serves as The Louise L. Morrison Professor of Constitutional Law and Master Teacher. 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 in the Fanning Student Lounge and River Terrace at the Sheila and Walter Umphrey Law Center.

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