Baylor Law Hosts Viewpoints™ Panel in Washington, D.C. on Patent Litigation
On April 7, Baylor Law hosted the third edition of Viewpoints™: A Conversation Series. Held in Washington, D.C., the discussion focused on issues and trends of patent litigation. The half-day program included three distinctive panels of distinguished judges and lawyers. Dean Brad Toben welcomed guests, and Jim Brookshire, executive director of the Federal Circuit Bar Association, provided the introduction. Full Story
Baylor Law Recognizes Student Achievements at the 2017 John William & Florence Dean Minton Student Awards Ceremony and Lecture Series
On March 29, Baylor Law honored and recognized the outstanding achievements of current Baylor Law students in academics, advocacy, law review, and pro bono and public service at the 2017 John William & Florence Dean Minton Student Awards Ceremony and Lecture Series. A special thank you to Anthony Bruster, JD '02, of Bruster, PLLC, who provided a compelling keynote address and to the Baylor Lawyers and friends who funded the awards.
Baylor Lawyers Represent 30 Percent of LeadershipSBOT Class
From left to right: Brittney Johnson, JD '12, Lauren Sepulveda, JD '11, Jeanine Novosad Rispoli, JD '11, Katie Porter, JD '13, Jennie Knapp, JD '09, Andy Jones, JD '13, and former State Bar President Roland Johnson, JD '79.
In the 2016-2017 LeadershipSBOT class, six of the twenty young attorneys are Baylor Lawyers. In 2008, Former State Bar President Harper Estes, JD '79, created LeadershipSBOT in order to increase diverse leadership participation within the legal community and the Bar.
Baylor Law Places Second and Wins Best Draft Term Sheet at the National Startup LawMeet Competition
Baylor Law students Ian Todd and David Eskew and Baylor student Ashley Hodge placed second overall and won Best Draft Term Sheet at the National StartUp LawMeet competition. The team featured a unique collaboration between Baylor Law and Baylor's MBA program. Todd and Eskew are both enrolled in Baylor Law's joint MBA/JD degree plan and teammate Hodge is enrolled in Baylor's MBA program. The team was coached by David Reid, executive director of the Baylor Angel Network at Baylor's Hankamer School of Business. Full Story
Baylor Lawyers Recognized for 2017 Texas Bar Foundation Awards
The Texas Bar Foundation (TBF) has recognized George Chandler, JD '62, Otway Denny, Jr., JD '73, and Robin Russell, JD '86 for their remarkable accomplishments and contributions to the legal profession. Full Story
Baylor Law's Stephen Rispoli Wins the 2017 Outstanding Young Lawyer of McLennan County Award
Stephen Rispoli, BA '09, JD '12, assistant dean of student affairs and pro bono programs at Baylor Law was named the Outstanding Young Lawyer of McLennan County for 2017. Rispoli proposed and developed the annual McLennan County Young Lawyer Association Pro Bono Challenge which has led to a resurgence in pro bono activity among the McLennan County Bar. He serves on national and state pro bono committees and is a member of the Waco Zoning Board of Adjustment. Full Story
Bourland, JD '99 and Wilkins, JD '14, Named Outstanding Pro Bono Advocate Award Winners
Michael Bourland, JD '99, of Witt, McGregor & Bourland, P.L.L.C., and Marcy Wilkins, JD '14, of Waco law firm Beard Kultgen Brophy Bostwick & Dickson, LLP, were named 2016 Outstanding Pro Bono Advocate Award winners by the Waco-McLennan County Young Lawyers Association (WMCYLA).
Register today to participate in 2017's Fall On-Campus Interview program, taking place 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 BaylorLawJobs@baylor.edu, or call 254.710.7617. Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you!
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John DeFeo, JD '84, was named partner at the recently formed Condon Tobin Sladek Thornton, PLLC in Dallas.
Michael E. Bourland, JD '99, of Witt, McGregor & Bourland, P.L.L.C., was named a 2016 Outstanding Pro Bono Advocate Award winner by the Waco-McLennan County Young Lawyers Association. . . Read More
Michael J. Merrick, JD '03, was named of counsel at the recently formed Condon Tobin Sladek Thornton, PLLC in Dallas.
Kendal B. Reed, JD '05, was named partner at the recently formed Condon Tobin Sladek Thornton, PLLC in Dallas.
Drew York, JD '05, partner at Gray Reed & McGraw's Dallas office, was named a Rising Star for 2017 by Texas Super Lawyers.
Brad Robinson, JD '06, of Hartline Dacus Barger Dreyer LLP in Dallas, was admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States at an admissions ceremony at the Court on March 1.
David Lovell, JD '08, was named a shareholder of the Dallas office of Winstead. David is a member of Winstead's intellectual property practice group.
Katie Filmore, JD '09, of Butler Snow LLP in Austin, was admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States at an admissions ceremony at the Court on March 1.
Parrish Whitaker, JD '10 was named president of the board for the Oklahoma Foundation for the Disabled (OKFD). OKFD provides high-quality day care for developmentally disabled adults in Central Oklahoma.
Stephen Rispoli, JD '12, assistant dean of student affairs and pro bono programs at Baylor Law was named 2017 Outstanding Young Lawyer of McLennan County. Rispoli proposed and developed the annual McLennan County Young Lawyer Association Pro Bono Challenge which. . . Read More
Shelby White, JD '12, of Harris, Finley & Bogle, P.C. in Fort Worth, was awarded a 2017 National Collegiate Equestrian Association Distinguished Alumni Award. White, daughter of Baylor Equestrian head coach Ellen White and Baylor Law School legal writing lecturer Greg White, is a former Baylor Equestrian hunt seat rider.
Marcy Wilkins, JD '14, was named a 2016 Outstanding Pro Bono Advocate Award winner by the Waco-McLennan County Young Lawyers Association. Wilkins was recognized for outstanding service to the community and for volunteering more than one hundred hours. . . Read More