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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.

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.
The R. Matt Dawson Endowed Lecture Series
The R. Matt Dawson Endowed Lecture Series
Richard Susskind, President of the Society for Computers and Law, a best-selling author, futurist, legal tech expert, and adviser to major law firms and national governments, will discuss how lawyers may prepare for the disruption brought by technology, costs, and competition to litigation and advocacy. He will share how lawyers can adapt to new and evolving technologies radically changing the litigation landscape.
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.
2020 Fall Commencement
2020 Fall Commencement
Baylor Law's 2020 Fall Commencement ceremony will take place November 7, 2020 at 10:00am CST. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, in-person attendance is unfortunately limited to graduates, faculty, and staff. A livestream of the ceremony can be viewed by clicking here.
Former Secretary of State James A. Baker, III, Speaks at Chiles Lecture Series
Former Secretary of State James A. Baker, III, Speaks at Chiles Lecture Series
Former U.S. Secretary of State James A. Baker, III, whose 30-year legacy of public service includes senior positions under three U.S. presidents, interviewed at the 2020 Starr Federalist Lecture at Baylor Law on Tuesday, October 13 at noon CDT, by accomplished author and distinguished trial lawyer Talmage Boston.
Baylor Law's COVD-19 Response
Baylor Law's COVD-19 Response
Stay current with the latest information regarding the COVID-19 responses of Baylor Law and Baylor University.
Bestselling Author John Grisham Closes the 2020 Vision for Leadership Conference at Baylor Law
Bestselling Author John Grisham Closes the 2020 Vision for Leadership Conference at Baylor Law
Bestselling author, John Grisham, author of A Time to Kill, The Firm, The Pelican Brief, and a broad array of other perennial best-selling books, interviewed by noted attorney and author Talmage Boston during the final session of the week-long Vision for Leadership Conference at Baylor 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.

Winners Announced for The Closer, Baylor Law's Elite National Transactional Law Competition Jan. 19, 2021 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 Conversation With the Godfather Jan. 14, 2021 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 Jan. 13, 2021 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. The Fifth Annual The Closer Transactional Law Competition: A Unique Experience for Law School Students to Compete to Close the Deal Jan. 8, 2021 The fifth annual The Closer transactional law competition will see students from the nation’s top transactional law programs vying for a total of $10,000 in cash prizes and bragging rights as a top closer.

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