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Since long before law schools across the country adopted the term “practice-ready,” Baylor Law’s rigorous program has equipped students with the problem-solving techniques, and practical, hands-on lawyering skills and character development necessary for success in the workplace and in life.

Centrally located in Waco, Texas, in a beautiful facility on the banks of the Brazos River, Baylor Law is by choice one of the smallest law schools in the nation. Since 1857, Baylor Law combines theory with practice throughout the curriculum and cultivates a commitment to service and responsibility in the community.

Our unwavering dedication to professional excellence propels Baylor Lawyers to success in courtrooms, boardrooms, and communities all over the world.

Baylor Law's Transactional Law Program Hosts 2021 Business Law Boot Camp
Baylor Law's Transactional Law Program Hosts 2021 Business Law Boot Camp
The Business Law Boot Camp is an intensive week-long program that provides Baylor Law students with a practical overview of several areas of law that are integral to corporate and transactional practice. Now in its sixth year, the Business Law Boot Camp covers a number of substantive areas and skills with the content woven into the context of real-world experiences and delivered by distinguished transactional lawyers from around the country.
2021 Spring Commencement
2021 Spring Commencement
Baylor Law's Spring 2021 Commencement ceremony will take place May 1, 2021 at 10:00am CST at the Baylor University Ferrell Center. Due to ongoing COVID-19 precautions, in-person attendance is limited to graduates and their guests, faculty, and staff. A livestream of the ceremony can be viewed by clicking the link below.
A Conversation With the Godfather
A Conversation With the Godfather
Dean Brad Toben and Professor David Guinn discuss Professor Guinn's 50 years of teaching Constitutional Law, highlighting landmark United States Supreme Court decisions that have impacted our society and the practice of law.
Celebrating 100 Years Of Practice Court
Celebrating 100 Years Of Practice Court
Since its inception over a century ago, the bedrock of Baylor Law's Practice Court Program has been a commitment to preparing Baylor Lawyers for excellence in the practice of advocacy, precise knowledge of evidence and procedure, and the highest degree of professional conduct. This is our story.
Winners Announced for The Closer, Baylor Law's Elite National Transactional Law Competition
Winners Announced for The Closer, Baylor Law's Elite National Transactional Law Competition
On Sunday, January 17th, Floy Gaidarski, of SMU Dedman School of Law, and Preston Chaffee, of University of San Diego School of Law, were named the winners of the 2021 The Closer Competition, the most challenging transactional law competition in the country. Runners up for this year's competition were Madalyn Clary of Indiana University Maurer School of Law, and Jacob Landsberg of University of Oregon School of Law.

A leading voice in the national conversation for legal education, Baylor Law continues to set the pace as one of the premiere teaching law schools for future practitioners. Check out the latest headlines highlighting Baylor Law, its alumni, faculty, staff, and students.

Baylor Law’s Transactional Law Program Hosts 2021 Business Law Boot Camp May 11, 2021 The Business Law Boot Camp is an intensive week-long program that provides Baylor Law students with a practical overview of several areas of law that are integral to corporate and transactional practice. Now in its sixth year, the Business Law Boot Camp covers a number of substantive areas and skills with the content woven into the context of real-world experiences and delivered by distinguished transactional lawyers from around the country. 2021 Spring Commencement Ceremony Apr. 29, 2021 Baylor Law's Spring 2021 Commencement ceremony takes place May 1, 2021 at 10:00am CST. Click here to view the livestream beginning at 9:45am. Baylor Law’s Legal Clinics Declare May First Responders Month Apr. 27, 2021 "Protecting the Assets of those who protect us." During the month of May, Baylor Law’s Legal Clinics are honoring the hard work, dedication, and sacrifice of McLennan County’s law enforcement, firefighters, and emergency medical services by providing free simple estate planning services for active or retired full-time first responders and their spouses. Baylor Law’s Trial Advocacy Teams Wrap Up 2020-21 Mock Trial Season with Impressive Showings Apr. 26, 2021 On April 10th, Baylor Law finished 3rd in the National Trial Competition sponsored by the Texas Young Lawyers Association and the American College of Trial Lawyers. This was Baylor Law’s second straight ‘final-four’ showing at this national tournament. Then, on Sunday, April 18th, another Baylor Law team took home championship rings for their first-place win at the Trials and Tribulations mock trial tournament. Rounding out the month of April, a third mock trial team made it all the way to the championship round and finished second at the invitation-only Puerto Rico Trial Advocacy Competition hosted by the Inter American University School of Law.

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