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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.

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.

2020 Summer and Spring Commencement Ceremonies Jul. 29, 2020 Baylor Law's 2020 Summer and Spring Commencement ceremonies take place August 1, 2020 at 10:00am and 2:00pm CDT. Click here to view the livestreams beginning at 9:45am. Director of Advocacy Programs Robert Little and Professor of Law Pat Wilson Elected to Leadership Roles in Newly Created National Association of Legal Advocacy Educators Jul. 29, 2020 Baylor Law’s Director of Advocacy Programs, Robert Little, has been elected to serve as Treasurer on the Executive Board for the newly created National Association of Legal Advocacy Educators (NALAE). In addition, Professor of Law Patricia Wilson has been elected to serve as the Regional Representative for Region 10. Director of Clinical Programs, Josh Borderud (JD ’09), to receive American Inns of Court Sandra Day O’Connor Award at the United States Supreme Court Jul. 14, 2020 Baylor Law alumni and Director of Clinical Programs, Joshua G. (Josh) Borderud (JD ‘09) has been selected to receive the prestigious Sandra Day O’Connor Award for Professional Service from the American Inns of Court. The Sandra Day O’Connor Award for Professional Service is awarded each year to honor an American Inn of Court member in practice for ten or fewer years for excellence in public interest or pro bono activities. Baylor Lawyer Harper Estes (JD ’79) Honored by Litigation Section of the State Bar of Texas Jul. 8, 2020 The Texas State Bar Litigation Section has awarded Baylor Lawyer Harper Estes (JD ’79) the Luther (Luke) H. Soules III Award. The award is presented annually to an attorney who “embodies excellence in the practice of law and exemplary service to the Bar through outstanding professionalism and community impact.”

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