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September 30, 2021
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Baylor Law Professor Laura Hernández to Participate in Immigration Discussion at the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum

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On Tuesday, October 5th at 7 pm, Professor Laura Hernández, a leading authority on immigration law and civil rights actions, will join a distinguished panel of policy experts at the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum’s Civil Discourse Series on U.S. Immigration Policy. . . Full Story


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Baylor Law Secures Another Two-Year, $135,000 Grant from the Texas Access to Justice Foundation to Support the Veterans Clinic

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The Texas Access to Justice Foundation has announced its continued support of Baylor Law’s Veterans Clinic program. This grant allows Baylor Law and its Veterans Clinic to continue its monthly clinical program for local veterans to receive legal advice and counsel from faculty and local attorneys with assistance from law students. . . Full Story


Baylor Law Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

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Members of Baylor Law's Hispanic Law Student Association Announce Book Drive to Support Kendrick Elementary in Waco. From L-R, Ashley Deatherage, Génesis Lozano, Alexa de la Vega, Tristan Crowder, and Joel Hernández

September 15th marked the start of Hispanic Heritage month, a four-week cultural celebration that runs through October 15th. To celebrate, Baylor Law’s Hispanic Law Student Association (HALSA) is hosting several events for the Baylor Law community to shed light on the contributions that the Hispanic and Latino cultures have brought to the United States. . . Full Story


Michaelina Sirkel and Amanda Hildebrand Take Top Spots in Baylor Law's 2021 Dawson & Sodd Fall Moot Court Competition

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Baylor Law's annual Dawson & Sodd, LLP Moot Court Competition, a week-long intramural event held every fall, ended on Monday, September 27th, with students Michaelina Sirkel and Amanda Hildebrand winning the top spots. The team of Victor Jarvis and Hope Burkhalter took 2nd place. . . Full Story


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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 law_alumni@baylor.edu for inclusion in a future issue of Rocket Docket.

Susan J. Lambert Barnett, JD ’89, recently made partner in the faith-based Estate Planning and Elder Law firm of Haiman Hogue, PLLC in Frisco, TX.
Dick Tye, JD ’89, has joined Clark Hill PLC in San Antonio as Of Counsel in the Tax and Estate Planning practice. He is Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law and Tax Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is past president of the San Antonio Estate Planners Council and currently serves as president of the Baylor Law Alumni Association.
Deborah M. Perry, JD ’97, with Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C. in Dallas, has been named a Texas Super Lawyer for 2021 in the area of Bankruptcy. She was also recognized in the list of Top Women Attorneys in the area of Business Bankruptcy.
Christopher B. Trowbridge, JD ’98, managing partner with Bell Nunnally in Dallas, has been named to the 2021 Texas Super Lawyers list in the area of Business Litigation. He was also included on the Super Lawyers Top 100 Dallas/Fort Worth list.
Steven Ogle, JD ’05, has been promoted to the role of Deputy Director at the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission. He will also continue to serve as General Counsel.
Brian Shaw, JD ’06, has joined Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal, L.L.P. as a Partner.
Saba F. Syed, JD ’13, Senior Associate with Bell Nunnally, has been named to Best Lawyers 2022 “Ones to Watch” list.
Katie R. Beaird, JD ’14, Senior Associate with Bell Nunnally, has been named to Best Lawyers 2022 “Ones to Watch” list.
Alexandria M. Risinger, JD ’16, Associate with Bell Nunnally, has been named to Best Lawyers 2022 “Ones to Watch” list.
J. Reid Burley, JD ’18, Associate with Bell Nunnally, has been named to Best Lawyers 2022 “Ones to Watch” list.
Carlos E. Alferez, JD ’19, has joined Bell Nunnally as an Associate. He is a member of the transactional team, focusing his practice on real estate and general business matters.
Mason G. Jones, JD ’19, Associate with Bell Nunnally, has been named to Best Lawyers 2022 “Ones to Watch” list.
In Memoriam
Walter Umphrey, JD ’65, Full Obituary
Larry Wayne Green, JD ’67, Full Obituary
Jeffrey Lynn Stewart, JD ’85, Full Obituary

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