Rocket Docket | December 2016

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December 2016
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Baylor Law Celebrates Historic, All-Female Graduating Class

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The November 2016 Graduating Class was comprised of all female graduates - a first! Baylor Law congratulates the seven female students who marked history when they walked across the stage on November 5, 2016.

Congratulations to our newest Baylor Lawyers!

Kelly Jay Anderson
B.A., University of Maryland University College
Hometown - Kennedale, Texas

Lauralee Brooke Collins
B.B.A., University of Texas
Hometown - El Campo, Texas

Miranda Jean Cook
B.A., Cornell University
Hometown - Edinburg, Texas

Vanessa Lee Fuentes
B.A., University of Texas at Arlington
Hometown - Killeen, Texas

Lauren Michele Lewis
B.S., Lamar University
Hometown - Beaumont, Texas

Ashley Nicole Morgan
B.A., M.A., Baylor University
Hometown - Lincoln, Nebraska

Qi Wang
Highest Ranking Student, Cum Laude
B.A., Southeast University China, M.A., Nanjing University
Hometown - Nanjing China

Baylor Law School Honored With Texas Access to Justice Commission's Commitment to Service Award

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On November 21 at the State Bar of Texas' New Lawyer Induction Ceremony in Austin, Baylor Law School was honored with the Texas Access to Justice Commission's 2016 Commitment to Service Award.

Each year, the Texas ATJ recognizes one law school that has shown dedication to actively educating its students about access to justice issues. To receive this recognition, Baylor Law School demonstrated an institution-wide dedication to advocating for underserved populations, substantial support for student involvement in pro bono legal service, a wide array of active public service-oriented law student groups, and a high degree of involvement in pro bono efforts from students, faculty, and staff. . . Full Story

Baylor Law School Hosts Free Veterans Day Wills Clinic

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Baylor Law School hosted its annual Veterans Day Wills Clinic to provide free pro bono estate planning aid for local veterans and their spouses. . . Full Story

Baylor Law School Hosts State Bar Veterans Day Luncheon. . . Read More

41 Children Adopted at Baylor Law School During National Adoption Day Ceremony

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For the ninth consecutive year, Baylor Law School hosted the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services McLennan County National Adoption Day celebration. In the spirit of "Finding Dory," this year's theme was "Adoptions: Finding Families." A special thank you to Professor Bridget Fuselier who spearheads the event as well as the faculty, staff, and students who provide countless hours of time and energy in transforming the Law Center into an underwater wonderland. . . Full Story

Allison Dickson, JD '07, Successfully Raises Over $50,000 to Fund Scholarship

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Allison Dickson's story of perseverance, faith, love for Baylor, and hard work - which enabled her to graduate first in her class while living daily with the physical challenges of Muscular Dystrophy (MD) - has inspired many. In fact, her story has touched thousands and became a Baylor social media sensation. One of her dreams is to give back permanently and leave a lasting legacy of helping others through an endowed scholarship in her name at Baylor Law School. . . Full Story

Hire a Baylor Lawyer Today!

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Register today to participate in 2017's On-Campus Interview program, taking place February 24-28, August 10-16, and October 6-10. Regardless of the session or whether you attend in person, via Skype, or just collect resumes, there are exceptional Baylor Law students and graduates ready to meet your needs. To register or for more information, click here, email, or call 254.710.1210. Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you!

Alumni NOTES
Alumni Notes are published based on the information we receive from our alumni.
If you have been recognized or have other professional news to share, please e-mail, for inclusion in the next issue of Rocket Docket.

Kevin Delaney, JD '87, Senior Vice President - General Counsel and Secretary of Quanex Building Products Corp., celebrates Quanex's award of "Legal Department of the Year for Transitions/Acquisitions". . . Read More
Carol Payne, JD '93, of Estes Thorne & Carr, PLLC in Dallas, was recognized as a 2016 Super Lawyer and included on the 2016 list of Top 50 Women Texas Super Lawyers.
Christian Ellis, JD '98, is a founding partner of Bonds Ellis Eppich Schafer Jones LLP in Fort Worth.
Suzanne C. Ferguson, JD '00, joined the Miami office of Robinson+Cole as a member of the firm's Business Transactions Group.
R. Heath Cheek, JD '06, of Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP, served as vice-chair of the State Fair of Texas Development Team. The 24-day fair - one of the largest annual events in the world. . . Read More
Elisaveta "Leiza" Dolghih, JD '06, of Godwin Bowman & Martinez PC, in Dallas, was promoted to shareholder.
Laci Bowman, JD '08, of Godwin Bowman & Martinez PC, in Dallas, was promoted to shareholder.
Derek Cook, JD '11, of Lynch, Chappell & Alsup, was awarded Attorney of the Year for Legal Aid of North West Texas for Midland County in recognition of his pro bono work.
Patrick Sheridan, JD '11, joined Bonds Ellis Eppich Schafer Jones LLP in Fort Worth.
Elissa I. Henry, JD '16, founded Elissa I. Henry Law Firm, PLLC in Round Rock, Texas. Elissa serves as legal counsel for. . . Read More
In Memoriam
George Clark Anson Jr., JD '50 Full Obituary
Ralph W. Pulley, Jr., JD '50 Full Obituary
Randall Anthony Parker, JD '79 Full Obituary
January 2017

January 11, 2017
Hosted by the Rodriguez Law Firm

Hosted by Jeff Jury of Burns Anderson Jury & Brenner
Date TBD

January 24, 2017
Hosted by Grant Blaies and Greg Blaies of Blaies and Hightower

February 2017

February 9, 2017
Hosted by Fulkerson Lotz, LLP

March 2017

Hosted by Stephens Anderson & Cummings
Date TBD

April 2017

Hosted by Tom Forbes of Kemp Smith
Date TBD

Hosted by Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson, LLP
Date TBD

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