Baylor Law School Grads To Receive Degrees Aug. 2

July 29, 2003

Forty-six graduates of Baylor University School of Law are scheduled to receive juris doctor degrees during commencement ceremonies at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, 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 Mark W. Osler, professor of law. Osler, who received his law degree from Yale University and his undergraduate degree from the College of William and Mary, has been a member of the Baylor law faculty since 2000.

Formerly an assistant U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, Osler developed an outstanding reputation as a prosecutor, serving as lead counsel for the government in more than 20 major felony trials. At Baylor, Osler teaches advanced courses in criminal law and criminal procedure. He also assists in the teaching of advocacy skills in Baylor Law's acclaimed Practice Court program.

Diplomas will be presented during the program by Leah W. Jackson, associate dean, assisted by Osler.

The honor of hooding the graduates will go to William D. Underwood, who serves as The Leon Jaworski Professor of Practice and Procedure, and Gerald R. Powell, The Abner V. McCall Professor of Evidence. The invocation will be given by Dr. J. Randall O'Brien, visiting professor of law and professor and chair of religion.

After the ceremony, a reception for the graduates and their guests will be hosted by the Baylor Law Alumni Association in the Sheila and Walter Umphrey Law Center.

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