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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 Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month, 2021
Baylor Law Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month, 2021
Baylor Law's Hispanic Law Student Association (HALSA) hosts a book drive to support Kendrick Elementary School in Waco as part of Baylor Law's celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.
Zoe Appler of Chicago-Kent College of Law Wins the 12th Annual Top Gun National Mock Trial Competition
Zoe Appler of Chicago-Kent College of Law Wins the 12th Annual Top Gun National Mock Trial Competition
Zoe Appler of Chicago-Kent College of Law was crowned the winner of Baylor Law's 2021 edition of the Top Gun National Mock Trial Competition, narrowly defeating Jenna Forster of the University of California Berkeley School of Law.
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.
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.

Professor Jerry Powell Named Baylor Lawyer of the Year Oct. 27, 2021 Former Director of Baylor Law’s award-winning Practice Court program and recently retired Abner V. McCall Professor of Evidence, Gerald R. Powell (JD ’77), has been selected by the Baylor Law Alumni Association Executive Committee as the 2021 Baylor Lawyer of the Year. Baylor Law Professor Mike Morrison to Participate in Texas Redistricting Discussion Oct. 26, 2021 Professor of Law Emeritus Mike Morrison will bring his 40+ years of experience representing cities, counties, and school districts throughout Texas and Arkansas on redistricting issues to a virtual panel discussion entitled "Redrawing Texas: Who Chooses Whom?" on Nov. 1 at 3:30 p.m., hosted by Baylor University’s W.R. Poage Legislative Library and the Institute for oral history. The panel, which is free and open to the public, will discuss the redistricting process in Texas and provide insights into the process currently underway. Baylor Law Veterans Clinic Announces Free Estate Planning for Veterans and Their Spouses as Part of 2021 Veterans Day Commemoration Oct. 26, 2021 To honor local veterans, Baylor Law students will offer, for the 10th consecutive year, free estate planning for veterans and their spouses as part of Baylor Law's Veterans Day commemorations. Veterans may obtain up to five documents that will be drafted free of charge: will, power of attorney, medical power of attorney, declaration of guardian, and directive to physicians. Judge K. Nicole Mitchell Named the 2021 Young Baylor Lawyer of the Year Oct. 26, 2021 Judge K. Nicole Mitchell (JD, '06), United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Texas, has been named the 2021 Young Baylor Lawyer of the Year. Dean Brad Toben publicly announced Judge Mitchell's honor at the 24th Annual Eastern District of Texas Bench Bar Conference in October.

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