Rocket Docket | June 2020

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June 2020
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Baylor Lawyers Judge Vik Deivanayagam and Jason Milam Honored by Texas Young Lawyers Association

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Judge Vikram "Vik" Deivanayagam, JD '93, of the McLennan County Court at Law in Waco, was honored as the Texas Young Lawyers Association's (TYLA) 2020 Outstanding Mentor of the Year. Waco attorney Jason Milam, JD '13, was honored as TYLA's 2020 Outstanding Young Lawyer of Texas. . . Full Story

Baylor Lawyer Jeanine Novosad Rispoli Wins Texas Young Lawyers Association Election

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Baylor Lawyer Jeanine Novosad Rispoli, JD '11, a family law attorney in Waco, TX, has been elected President-Elect of the Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA). . . Full Story

Baylor Law Welcomes Allen Page as Assistant Professor of Advanced Business Law

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Baylor Law continues to strengthen its business law and transactional programs and welcomes Allen Page, JD '10, as a full-time professor beginning in the Summer 2020 quarter. Professor Page will bring his extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, venture capital financings, private equity investments, fund formations, and capital markets transactions to Baylor Law's advanced business law courses. . . Full Story

Simone Leighty of the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law Wins the 2020 Top Gun National Mock Trial Competition

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Simone Leighty of the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law was declared the winner of “Top Gun XI,” Baylor Law’s eleventh anniversary edition of the Top Gun National Mock Trial Competition. The 2020 edition of Top Gun was the first mock trial tournament ever to be held live and completely online, making this already unique tournament unprecedented. . . Full Story

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Bill Shaddock Challenges Fellow Baylor Lawyers to Hire Baylor Law

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A special thanks to Bill Shaddock, JD '77, of Capital Title of Texas, LLC and First National Title Insurance Company, who answered our call to hire Baylor Law summer interns during the COVID-19 crisis.

Bill challenges fellow Baylor Lawyers to hire more Baylor Law students and graduates whenever possible. Ready to meet this challenge? Contact Angela Cruseturner in Baylor Law's Career Development Office.

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Whether you're looking for a summer clerk or full-time attorney, someone experienced or right out of school, the Baylor Law Career Development Office stands ready to assist you. You can post a job on our website or contact the Career Development Office at or 254.710.1210 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.

Hon. Vikam "Vik" Deivanayagam, JD '96, of the County Court at Law for McLennan County, received the Outstanding Mentor of the Year Award from the Texas Young Lawyers Association.

David F. Johnson, JD '97, has been named to the board of directors for the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS). David will serve a three-year term beginning in July of 2020.
Greg Moreman, JD '03, has been named Director of Legal Compliance Services for Level 2 Legal Solutions in Dallas.
Jeanine Novosad Rispoli, JD '11, has been elected President-Elect of the Texas Young Lawyers Association.
Jason M. Milam, JD '13, with Milam & Fanning in Waco, was awarded Outstanding Young Lawyer of Texas by the Texas Young Lawyers Association.
In Memoriam
James Haden "Pete" Garmon, JD '54, Full Obituary
William Steele Sessions, JD '58, Full Obituary
Holloway J. Martin, Jr., JD '59, Full Obituary
October 2020

October 24, 2020
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Morrison Constitution Hall Lawn
Waco, TX 76706

October 24, 2020
Time TBD
Baylor Law
Sheila & Walter Umphrey Law Center
1114 S. University Parks Dr.
Waco, TX 76706

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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