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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.

2021 Winter Commencement
2021 Winter Commencement
Baylor Law's Winter 2021 Commencement ceremony will take place February 6, 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.
2021 People's Law School at Baylor Law
2021 People's Law School at Baylor Law
The People's Law School at Baylor Law will return for its 16th consecutive year on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021 in an all-virtual format. Each People's Law course will be taught by a Baylor Law professor or licensed attorney. Register and view the complete course list at www.baylor.edu/law/PLS.
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, discusses how lawyers may prepare for the disruption brought by technology, costs, and competition to litigation and advocacy. Information on 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.
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.
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.

Baylor Law Welcomes Susan Eisenhower to Discuss ‘How Ike Led, Leadership Lessons from our 34th President’ Feb. 26, 2021 Renowned author, speaker, policy analyst, and granddaughter of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Susan Eisenhower, will share her insight on the principles behind the decision-making process of one of America’s greatest leaders on Friday March 3, at Baylor Law. Ms. Eisenhower will be Interviewed by renowned attorney and author Talmage Boston, during this free, virtual event. Baylor Law Confers LL.M. Degrees on Its Second Graduating Class Feb. 22, 2021 On February 8, 2021, Baylor Law awarded LL.M. degrees to the second graduating class of its Executive LL.M. in Litigation Management. This graduating cohort was composed of 15 legal professionals who serve as senior partners, trial consultants, general counsel and litigation leaders from prestigious companies and law firms around the country. The Paper Chase Legal Writing Competition Returns with $7k in Prize Money on the Line Feb. 10, 2021 Baylor Law is pleased to announce the Fifth Annual The Paper Chase Legal Writing Competition. The competition is the premier legal writing competition in Texas and winners receive bragging rights as well as cash prizes, sponsored by FVF Law, totaling $7,000. 2021 People’s Law School at Baylor Law Makes Legal Issues Clear and Accessible Feb. 1, 2021 The People's Law School at Baylor Law will return for its 16th consecutive year on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021 in an all-virtual format. Each People's Law course will be taught by a Baylor Law professor or licensed attorney. Register and view the complete course list at www.baylor.edu/law/PLS.

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