Rocket Docket | September 2018

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September 2018
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Baylor Law's Moot Court Program Ranked Third in the Nation

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The interscholastic moot court program at Baylor Law has been ranked #3 in the nation for the 2017-2018 moot court competition season by the Blakely Advocacy Institute at the University of Houston Law Center. . . Full Story

Baylor Law Receives Prestigious E. Smythe Gambrell Professionalism Award from the American Bar Association

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Associate Dean Leah Teague (L) and Assistant Dean of Career Development Angela Cruseturner (R) receive the E. Smythe Gambrell Professionalism Award from Jayne Reardon, Chair of the ABA Standing Committee on Professionalism.

The American Bar Association's Standing Committee on Professionalism has named Baylor Law a recipient of the 2018 E. Smythe Gambrell Professionalism Award for its "Practice Ready" program. The Gambrel Award honors excellence and innovation in career and professional development programs that enhance professionalism among lawyers. . . Full Story

Baylor Law Congratulates Baylor Lawyer Vice Admiral John G. Hannink

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Baylor Law Congratulates Vice Admiral John G. Hannink, JD '94, on his appointment to the position of Judge Advocate General (JAG) of the U.S. Navy, and for his appointment to the grade of Vice Admiral. . . Full Story

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Renew your membership or join the Baylor Law Alumni Association as a Lifetime or Sustaining Lifetime Member! Through your financial support, the Association is able to provide alumni reception and reunion events, networking opportunities, and programming for our alumni community of more than 7,400 Baylor Lawyers.

Contributes at least $100 per year for five consecutive years.

Sustaining Fellow
Achieves the Fellow level and continues to contribute at least $200 per year for five consecutive years.

Lifetime Member
Status is achieved once $1,500 has been given.

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Contributes $200 or more per year after becoming a Lifetime Member.

Membership dues can be paid online by clicking here or sent by mail. For a list of Sustaining Lifetime and Lifetime Members, please visit

If sending dues by mail, please make checks payable to "Baylor Law School" with "Baylor Law Alumni Association membership dues" in the memo line. Checks may be mailed to:
Baylor Law Alumni Association, One Bear Place #97026, Waco, Texas 76798

Questions? Contact

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Whether you're looking for a summer clerk or full-time attorney, someone experienced or right out of school, the Career Development Office stands ready to assist you. You can post a job on our website or contact Daniel Hare (254-710-7617) to discuss your specific need. Hire a Baylor Lawyer Today!

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 a future issue of Rocket Docket.

Georgia N. Crump, JD '78, of Lloyd Gosselink Rochelle & Townsend, P.C., has been elected to the 2019 Edition of "The Best Lawyers in America" for Energy Law.
Sharla Frost, JD '87, of Tucker Ellis LLP, has been ranked nationwide in the 2018 edition of Chambers USA in the areas of Product Liability & Mass Torts, Spotlight Table, and Product Liability: Toxic Torts.
Julie Springer, JD '87, founding partner of the Austin-based commercial litigation firm Weisbart Springer Hayes, LLP, has been accepted into the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). ABOTA dedicates itself to the preservation and promotion of the Seventh Amendment, which guarantees the right to civil jury trials. Members in this prestigious invitation-only group must have tried a minimum of 10 civil jury trials to conclusion. More than 7,600 lawyers and judges are involved in ABOTA chapters in all 50 states.
Leane Capps, JD '96, a shareholder in Polsinelli's Dallas office, has been selected as a Top 50 Women Lawyers Award winner by the Texas Diversity Council as part of the organization's annual Legal Diversity Week honors. Capps received the award in recognition of her leadership excellence, commitment to fairness, professional accomplishments, and dedication to helping other female attorneys succeed.
Craig Stone, JD '03, Senior Counsel for Phillips 66, has been elected for a three-year term to serve as a council member for the Intellectual Property Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. Stone was also named to World Trademark Review's 2018 "WTR 300," a list recognizing 300 individuals as the world's top corporate brand counsel.
Emily G. Cottingham, JD '13, has been named Assistant Attorney General in the Tort Litigation Division for the Office of the Attorney General in Austin, Texas.
Jeffrey Nielson, JD '13, has joined Stoel Rives LLP as an attorney in the real estate and construction group of the firm's Boise, Idaho, office. He advises developers and lenders on the financing, acquisition, leasing, development, and disposition of real estate.
Kristin E. Lechowicz, JD '14, has joined the Chicago office of law firm Kelley Kronenberg as an attorney. She assists in handling matters related to construction, retail and commercial litigation, general liability, and workers' compensation. Before joining Kelley Kronenberg, Lechowicz was an associate attorney at an insurance defense firm in Chicago where she represented employers and insurance carriers in all aspects of workers' compensation defense.
Caleb Gunnels, JD '18, has been named Senior Manager of Political Affairs & Grassroots Advocacy for the International Franchise Association (IFA) in Washington, D.C. The IFA is the world's oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide.
In Memoriam
Charles Thomas Goolsbee, LLB '58, Full Obituary
Raymon Charles "Ray" Stoker, Jr., LLB '64, Full Obituary
Kenneth Horace Crow, JD '68, Full Obituary
Ralph Wayne Nichols, JD '70, Full Obituary
Robert W. Lee, JD '75, Full Obituary
John Paul Lyle, JD '92, Full Obituary
October 2018

October 18, 2018
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Hosted by Kelly, Durham & Pittard, LLP
Cedar Crest House
2223 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Dallas, Texas 75208

January 2019

Date TBD
Hosted by Holland & Knight

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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