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December 2018
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Adoption Day at Baylor Law: I'll Be Home for Christmas

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In 2008, Professor Bridget Fuselier, JD '98, founded Baylor Law's Adoption Day program when she hosted an event to celebrate the adoption of 15 children in McLennan County. Eleven years later, Baylor Law's Adoption Day is still a beacon of light in the community. In 2018, 30 children were adopted in a celebration themed "I'll Be Home for Christmas." In total, the adoptions of 285 children have been finalized during Baylor Law's Adoption Day. . . More Photos

Baylor Law Family Shares Christmas Joy With Local Elementary School Children

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For the seventh consecutive year, Baylor Law and the Baylor Law Student Bar Association (SBA) partnered with the Valley Mills H-E-B Plus! to raise money for new Christmas gifts for approximately 900 children at Baylor Law's Waco ISD Adopt-A-School, Bell's Hill Elementary.

For many years, Baylor Law also has hosted the Bell's Hill Christmas Choir for a performance and luncheon at the Law Center. Baylor Law faculty, staff, and students gathered in the student lounge as the choir sang numerous Christmas carols. The children received a limited-edition Baylor Law t-shirt and were then served a holiday feast.

A special thank you to Meredith Meyer, Baylor Law's special events coordinator and office manager, and the faculty, staff, SBA officers, and law students who graciously shared their time and resources to bring Christmas joy to the children of Bell's Hill.
Baylor Law @ Bell's Hill | Bell's Hill Choir

Baylor Law Hosts First Naturalization Clinic

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Baylor Law Professor Laura A. Hernández answers a client's question during the first Naturalization Clinic at Baylor Law.

On Saturday, December 8, more than two dozen Central Texas residents participated in Baylor Law's first-ever Naturalization Clinic. Under the direction of Professor Laura A. Hernández, the clinic assists lawful permanent residents eligible to become U.S. citizens via naturalization. . . Full Story

2018 Ultimate Writer Competition Winners Announced

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Baylor Law is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 intrascholastic Ultimate Writer Legal Writing Competition. The first-place winner is Aaron Horner, second-place winner is Ryan Owen, and Patrick Kelly took third place. Honorable mentions were received by Anthony Stokes and Sarah Van Sciver. In addition to cash awards for the top three competitors, each were awarded. . . Full Story

Two Baylor Lawyers Elected to Prominent Legal Association Membership

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The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) recently announced this year's class of Fellows. Baylor Lawyers Wesley L. Bowers, JD '07, and Celeste C. Lawton, JD '01, were elected Fellows of the College. They join approximately ten Baylor Lawyers and ACTEC Academic Fellow and Professor of Law Tom Featherston as elected members of this prestigious organization. . . Full Story

American Law Institute Elects Baylor Lawyer Darren B. Moore

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The American Law Institute (ALI) elected 32 new members including Baylor Lawyer Darren B. Moore, JD '00, shareholder of Bourland, Wall & Wenzel in Fort Worth, and adjunct professor at Baylor Law where he teaches on Nonprofit Organizations. . . Full Story

Baylor Law Hosts 1L Networking Event

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Held at the Baylor Club inside McLane Stadium, "Firm Connections" – Baylor Law's annual 1L networking event, connected over 100 first year Baylor Law students with lawyers representing 15 prestigious law firms. . . More Photos

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Save-the-date for 2019's Spring On-Campus Interview program, taking place March 1, 4-5. 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.

For more information, contact the Baylor Law
Career Development Office at
Thank you, and we look forward to hearing from 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 a future issue of Rocket Docket.

John P. Cahill, JD '84, has joined the Lanza Law Firm as a partner in the Bellaire office.
The Hon. Bill Pedersen, JD '01, was recently elected to a six-year term as an Associate Justice, Place 9, on the Fifth Court of Appeals in Dallas.
Josh Van Eaton, JD '01, Senior Trial Attorney in the Environmental Enforcement Section of the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, recently joined Beveridge & Diamond as a Principal in the firm's Washington, DC office. Josh currently serves in the Army Reserve as Associate General Counsel in the Office of General Counsel of the Defense Logistics Agency, where he also serves as Co-Chair of the Installation and Environmental Law Practice Group.
Jaren Taylor, JD '07, has been promoted to partner at Vinson & Elkins in Dallas. His practice focuses on two main areas: representation of utility and energy clients and eminent domain law.
Amy Bolline, JD '10, was named partner at Husch Blackwell in Dallas. Her practice focuses on estate planning and estate and trust administration.
In Memoriam
The Honorable Austin O. McCloud, LLB '57, Full Obituary
The Honorable Charles E. Myers, JD '69, Full Obituary
W. Stephen Cockerham, JD '86, Full Obituary
January 2019

January 24, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Hosted by Holland & Knight
200 Crescent Court
Suite 1600
Dallas, TX 75201

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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Baylor Law School, Alumni Relations, One Bear Place #97288, Waco, Texas 76798
254.710.8357 |

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