Baylor Law School To Graduate 68 May 1

April 21, 2004

by Alan Hunt

Sixty-eight graduates of Baylor University School of Law are scheduled to receive juris doctor degrees at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 1, during ceremonies at the Jones Concert Hall on the Baylor campus.

Keynote speaker for the program will be Professor Larry T. Bates, professor of law, who was selected by the graduates to deliver the commencement address. A magna cum laude graduate of both the University of Minnesota and Marquette University School of Law, Bates earned his master's degree in law from Harvard University in 1986. He joined the Baylor law faculty in 1996 and teaches courses in commercial law and bankruptcy, and legal analysis, research and communications.

Diplomas will be presented by Dean Brad Toben, who serves as The Gov. Bill and Vara Faye Daniel Professor of Law, assisted by Associate Dean Leah W. Jackson, professor of law. The honor of hooding the graduates will go to Professor Gerald R. Powell, The Abner V. McCall Professor of Evidence, and Professor William D. Underwood, The Leon Jaworski Professor of Practice and Procedure. The invocation will be given by Professor Mark W. Osler, associate professor of law.

After the program, a reception will be hosted by the Baylor Law Alumni Association at the Sheila and Walter Umphrey Law Center.

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