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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 Black Law Student Association Remembers Juneteenth
Baylor Law's Black Law Student Association Remembers Juneteenth
Members of Baylor Law's Black Law Student Association along with fellow students, faculty, and staff celebrated Juneteenth with an informal gathering and information sharing session on Friday, June 18, 2021.
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.
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.
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 Connection to ’12 Mighty Orphans’ Jul. 27, 2021 The movie “12 Mighty Orphans,” tells the true story of the Mighty Mites, the Depression-era football teams from the Masonic Home and School of Texas. This inspiring true story is of particular interest to those associated with Baylor University and Baylor Law: Judge Abner Vernon McCall, who served as the Dean of the law school for eleven years beginning in 1948 was one of the Mighty Mites. Kathryn Snapka, Baylor Lawyer and Jaworski Fellow, Honored as Trial Lawyer of the Year by TEX-ABOTA Jun. 21, 2021 The Texas Chapters of the American Board of Trial Advocates (TEX-ABOTA) has selected Baylor Lawyer and Jaworski Fellow Kathryn Snapka (JD ’80) as the 2021 Trial Lawyer of the Year. Snapka will receive her award on Saturday, October 30th at the TEX-ABOTA Annual Dinner in Santa Fe. Baylor Law Student Tara Smith Awarded State Bar of Texas Tax Section Annual Scholarship Jun. 18, 2021 Baylor Law 3L Tara Smith was recently awarded the State Bar of Texas Tax Section annual scholarship. Smith graduates from Baylor Law and plans to take the bar in July. She has accepted an offer from the IRS Office of Chief Counsel and will work in the Large and International Business Division in Dallas. Baylor Law’s Black Law Student Association Remembers Juneteenth Jun. 18, 2021 Members of Baylor Law’s Black Law Student Association along with fellow students, faculty, and staff celebrated Juneteenth with an informal gathering and information sharing session on Friday, June 18, 2021.

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