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August 2020
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Baylor Law's 'Vision for Leadership Conference' Receives Approval for 8.5 Hours of MCLE Credit — Including 4.5 Hours of Ethics Credit

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One of only a handful of law schools in the country with an intense Leadership Development Program and leader in the nascent movement of Leadership Development in legal education, Baylor Law will host the 2020 Vision for Leadership Conference September 14 – 17. The free, all-virtual conference has been approved for 8.5 hours of MCLE Credit (4.5 Hours for Ethics). . . Full Story


James Baker III to Close Baylor Law's 2020 Vision for Leadership Conference as Special Guest of the Starr Federalist Papers Lecture Series

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September 17, 2020
3:00 pm

James Baker, III, former U.S. Secretary of State, will be the capstone speaker at the Baylor Law 2020 Vision for Leadership Conference on September 17th at 3:00 p.m. With September 17th being Constitution Day, Secretary Baker's speech "Leadership and the Law" will notably be the 2020 Starr Federalist Papers Lecture at Baylor Law. The Starr Federalist Papers Lecture Series was established by Baylor Law benefactors John and Marie Chiles to showcase the enduring importance of the Federalist Papers. Secretary Baker's speech will be available for live, online viewing as the Baylor Law 2020 Vision for Leadership Conference will be presented virtually.

The Federalist Papers are a collection of 85 essays written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay between 1787 and 1788. The authors wrote under the name "Publius," making the case for the ratification of the U.S. Constitution, outlining how the new government would operate and why it was the best choice for the United States of America.

This course has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of Texas Committee on MCLE in the amount of one credit hour.


Angela Cruseturner Has Been Named the 2020 Young Baylor Lawyer of the Year

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Angela Cruseturner, JD '02, Assistant Dean of Career Development at Baylor Law, was honored as the 2020 Young Baylor Lawyer of the Year at a private ceremony. Under Angela's direction, Baylor Law's Career Development Office has posted record employment statistics for recent graduates, and the Professional Development Program has been recognized as one of the premier professional formation programs in the nation. . . Full Story


Baylor Law Welcomes 2020 Fall Starters

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Classes are underway for the 90 members of the Fall 2020 entering class. They hail from 19 different states and countries and studied at 55 different undergraduate institutions. . . Full Story


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The purpose of HALSA is to articulate and promote the professional needs and goals of Hispanic law students, to instill in the Hispanic law student a greater awareness of commitment to the needs of the Hispanic-American community, and to foster and encourage the advancement of Hispanic students in the pursuit of law.

If you are interested in hearing more about what HALSA is doing at Baylor Law or would like to get involved, please contact HALSA president Rodrigo Carbajal at rodrigo_carbajal1@baylor.edu or 469-422-1792.


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

Hank Judin, JD '80, was elected President of the Texas Association of Specialty Courts for 2020-2021. TASC is the statewide association founded and maintained to assist in funding, education, and collaboration of specialty courts.

Stephen Gibson, JD '84, with Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C. in Dallas, is included in the 27th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
Cynthia Olsen, JD '85, a shareholder with Wilson Cribbs + Goren in Houston, Texas, has been named to the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
Randy C. Cain, JD '86, received the 2020 "Lawyer of the Year" recognition for Government Relations Practice in Austin. He has been continuously recognized by Best Lawyers in the area of government relations since 2007.
Glenn Callison, JD '88, with Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C. in Dallas, is included in the 27th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
David Clouston, JD '93, of Sessions Fishman Nathan & Israel in Dallas has earned selection to the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America based on his work for clients in commercial litigation.
Cynthia "Cindy" Scheopner, JD '94, completed a PhD in philosophy and MA in Spanish at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where she is the Director of Research Compliance and Scholarship for the College of Social Sciences.
Cindy Tisdale, JD '95, has been appointed by the Supreme Court of Texas to the Board of Disciplinary Appeals for a three-year term beginning September 1, 2020.
Tiffany Soltis, JD '96, a shareholder with Wilson Cribbs + Goren in Houston, has been named to the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
Deborah Perry, JD '97, with Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C. in Dallas, is included in the 27th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
Andrew S. Williams, JD '01, was appointed by Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb to fill a vacancy on the Allen County Superior Court bench. Andrew is a partner with the Fort Wayne law firm of Hunt Suedhoff Kalamaros, where he has practiced since 2002.
Devon D. Sharp, JD '07, with Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C. in Dallas, is included in the 27th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
Jessica Kirker, JD '10, has been promoted to Vice President of Legal with Torchy's Tacos.
Kevin Kellar, JD '13, was awarded the Oklahoma Association of Chiefs of Police Prosecutor of the Year Award 2019 -2020.
Claire M. Carroll, JD '14, in Commercial Litigation/Litigation-Real Estate with Munsch Hardt Kopft & Harr, P.C., was recently named to the inaugural edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, which recognizes attorneys earlier in their legal careers.
Lauren Teel, CPT, U.S. Army, JD '14, transferred to the Defense Appellate Division. She will defend soldiers before the Army Court of Criminal Appeals, the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, and the Supreme Court. She resides in the Washington DC area.
Clayton Robison, JD '19, has joined the New Braunfels law firm Langley · Banack & Pfeuffer as a new associate. Clayton will work primarily as a litigator in the Family Law Practice Group.
In Memoriam
Jerry Lynn Beane, JD '67, Full Obituary
Joe Don Denton, JD '69, Full Obituary
J.D. Bashline, JD '80, Full Obituary
Robert Rhodes, JD '80, Full Obituary

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