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September 2020
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Starr Federalist Papers Lecture Series Welcomes James A. Baker

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October 13, 2020
1pm EDT • 12pm CDT • 11am MDT • 10am PDT

In this conversation with James A. Baker, former U.S. Secretary of State, he will share leadership lessons learned from his years of experience in public service and the skills and capabilities of lawyers that contribute to success as effective leaders and problem-solvers. He and Talmage Boston will also discuss Baker's new biography, The Man Who Ran Washington: The Life and Times of James A. Baker III, by Peter Baker and Susan Glasser.


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 of ethics/professional responsibility credit.


Ike Vanden Eykel Inducted as 2020 Baylor Lawyer of the Year

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Baylor Law #35 Among the Nation's ABA Accredited Law Schools in the 2020 Above the Law Top 50 Rankings

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Above the Law distinguishes its law school rankings from traditional lists by considering employment the most important factor in determining the quality of top law schools. . . See Entire List


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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.

T. John Ward, JD '67, Of Counsel with Ward, Smith & Hill, PLLC in Longview, was recognized for his work in intellectual property litigation in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Georgia Crump, JD '78, with Lloyd Gosselink Rochelle & Townsend, P.C., was recognized in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. She heads the Energy and Utility Practice Group for the firm.
Marilea Whatley Lewis, JD '78, was recognized by her peers for inclusion in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America for Family Law. In addition, she was recognized for Mediation and Family Law Mediation.
Keith D. Calcote, JD '81, received the 2020 Pro Bono and Community Service Award from the Houston chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel.
Bruce A. Smith, JD '86, with Ward, Smith & Hill, PLLC in Longview, was recognized for his work in personal injury litigation for both plaintiffs and defendants in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
Chad Everingham IV, JD '93, with Ward, Smith & Hill, PLLC in Longview, was recognized for his work in intellectual property and patent litigation in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
Amanda Garrett Taylor, JD '04, has been selected as the Practice Group Leader for Butler Snow LLP's Appellate Practice. Amanda is a Board Certified Civil Appellate Specialist. She will lead a team of appellate advocates in offices throughout the U.S., representing clients with complex civil disputes in both state and federal court at the trial and appellate levels.
Joshua Powers Searcy, JD '05, is the newest Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of Texas. Joshua will follow retiring Judge Bill Parker at the end of the calendar year.
Daniel R. Tilly, JD '05, has been promoted to Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law.
R. Heath Cheek, JD '06, partner with Bell Nunnally in Dallas, has been named a lawyer "On the Rise" by Texas Lawyers as part of its "Texas Legal Awards 2020" (TXLA).
T. Hunter Lewis, JD '10, was recognized by his peers for inclusion in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America for Family Law. He has been included on the list each year since 2016. Lewis was also selected for the 2020-2021 LeadershipSBOT class, a small group of lawyers who will ultimately become State Bar leaders.
Jared Wood, JD '11, joined Sellmark Corporation, an industry-leader in outdoor lifestyle products and brands, as General Counsel and Director of Business Enhancement.
In Memoriam
Charles E. Schuerenberg, JD '68, Full Obituary
Jacqualine Renee Bottoms, JD '78, Full Obituary
Martha Sherrill Davis, JD '81, Full Obituary
Chris Elliott, JD '90, Full Obituary

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