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February 2018
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Baylor Law Hosts 13th Annual People's Law School

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Free and open to the public, the People's Law School offers a half-day curriculum featuring volunteer attorneys and legal experts who teach courses designed to educate members of the community about their legal rights and to make the law "user friendly." Established and organized in 2005 by Professor Pat Wilson, the People's Law School has become an annual event sponsored by Baylor Law and other organizations for the benefit of the Central Texas community. . . Full Story

Baylor Law Students Inspired to Make a Difference at This Year's LEAD Counsel Conference

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LEAD Counsel, a student organization focused on leadership development, and Baylor Law hosted the 2nd Annual Making a Difference Conference. Speakers included Chief Justice Nathan Hecht of the Supreme Court of Texas; Shannon Sedgwick Davis, JD '00, CEO of the Bridgeway Foundation; Kirsta Melton, Deputy Criminal Chief of the Office of the Texas Attorney General, and Associate Dean and Professor Jim Gash of Pepperdine Law School. . . Full Story

Congratulations to Our February Graduates – Welcome to the Baylor Law Family!

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The Winter Commencement ceremony was held Saturday, February 3, at First Baptist Church of Waco. The class of ten graduates selected Professor Gerald Powell to deliver the commencement address. The class selected Professors Jim Wren and Elizabeth Fraley to hood the graduates. View more photos on Baylor Law's official Facebook page.

Congratulations to our newest Baylor Lawyers!

Highest Ranking Student
Alexandra Juve Gioiello

Elizabeth Jeuilene Beless
Kieran Patrick Buck
Chelsea Anna Cates
Gregory Bradford Cox
Patrick Sheng Fang
Matthew Edward Sloan
Melissa Ann Spinn
Jonathan Christopher Wielenga
Haley R. Williamson
Jessica R. Wright

Baylor Law hosts ABA Regional Client Counseling Competition

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Baylor Law was honored to host the ABA Regional Client Counseling Competition on Feb. 17. Thank you to our Baylor Lawyers who volunteered to judge the competition.

Baylor Law Alumnus, Lawrence Morgan, JD '99, Named 2017 Texas Minority Counsel Program's (TMCP) Corporate Counsel of the Year

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The TMCP's Corporate Counsel of the Year Award honors outstanding in-house attorneys judged by TMCP to have done the most to promote diversity within their company. Baylor Law congratulates Lawrence Morgan for his accolade. . . Full Story

Baylor Law Alumnus Gaining Attention as a Spray Paint Artist

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Erick Sandlin, JD '06, is a self-taught artist from Houston, Texas. His works are made exclusively with spray paint on canvas and other surfaces. His often frenetic and explosive pieces trigger a plethora of emotions in audiences, and have attracted nationwide attention from collectors, gallerists, and fellow artists. . . Full Story

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Register today to participate in 2018's Fall On-Campus Interview program, taking place August 9-17 and October 5, 8-9. Regardless of 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 Baylor Law's
Career Development Office at 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.

Thomas "Tom" Myers, JD '79, a shareholder in the firm of Brackett & Ellis, P.C. in Fort Worth, TX, was recognized by Texas Monthly and Super Lawyers as a Super Lawyer in the field of School and Education Law in 2017. He has been recognized in that field each year since 2005.
Dale Hetzler, JD '80, was named executive director of the Chattanooga-based Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer.
Van Graham, JD '85, was named dean of the School of Business at LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas.
John Burkhead, JD '90, of The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson was named to D Magazine's 2018 Best Lawyers Under 40 list of up-and-coming attorneys in North Texas. Burkhead's practice focuses on high-stakes personal injury litigation and business disputes.
Eric Bruntmyer, JD '94, has served as President of Hardin-Simmons University since June 2016. He and his wife, Elise, live on-campus in Abilene, Texas, with their five children.
Laura Hallmon, JD '99, of Cantey Hanger, became board certified in labor and employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Marissa Sandoval Rodriguez, JD '05, of McAllen, Texas, was named partner at the law firm of Cacheaux, Cavazos & Newton, LLP. Her practice focuses on advising clients from the U.S. and Mexico on domestic and international transactions, particularly with respect to the corporate, real estate, and international law issues.
Heath Cheek, JD '06, partner at Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP, was named to D Magazine's Best Lawyers Under 40 in Dallas list. He has been named a Texas Rising Star annually since 2014.
Allison Dickson, JD '07 was honored as the Distinguished Baylor Woman at the 24th Annual Central Texas Baylor Club Ladies Scholarship Brunch. Her mother, Johnnie Dickson, was honored as a Baylor Woman of Excellence.
Justin Bradford Smith, JD '10, with Harrell, Stoebner & Russell, P.C. in Temple, Texas, became board certified in criminal appellate law.
Brandon Morris, JD '14, joined the Houston-based firm, Randle Law Office LTD, LLP. He is experienced in personal injury, DTPA violations, family law, and criminal law.
In Memoriam
Hon. Calvin Ashley, JD '50 Full Obituary
Carl Graham Quisenberry, JD '65 Full Obituary
James Thompson, JD '70 Full Obituary
Claude Ray "Dogie" Giles, JD '68 Full Obituary
Jack Kelly Dillard, JD '73 Full Obituary
April/May 2018

April 19, 2018
Hosted by Gray, Reed & McGraw LLP

April/May 2018 (Date TBD)
Hosted by Chamberlain Hrdlicka

April 2018 (Date TBD)
Hosted by Kelly Hart

May 2018 (Date TBD)
Hosted by Cain & Skarnulis PLLC

There are many more upcoming alumni events! Visit the Baylor Law Alumni Association Events webpage for a full list of upcoming Baylor Law alumni events.
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