Rocket Docket | April 2021

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April 2021
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Director of Business Law Programs

Baylor Law seeks a high-energy, outgoing, confident, motivated individual to serve as its inaugural Director of Business Law Programs. The director will build relationships that create new business and transactional opportunities for our students. Working to elevate and strengthen the national and regional profile of Baylor Law’s business and transactional programs, the director also will collaborate and coordinate efforts with faculty, career development, admissions, alumni relations, development, and marketing.

For the full job description or to apply, click here. For more information, contact

See for yourself why Baylor has been named a "2020 Great College to Work For," by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Baylor Law’s Registrar, Jerri Cunningham, Recognized for Service to the National Network of Law School Officers

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Jerri Cunningham, Baylor Law’s long-serving registrar, was recognized by the National Network of Law School Officers (NNLSO) for her years of service to the organization. . . Full Story

Spring 2021 Commencement Ceremony

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Baylor Law's Spring 2021 Commencement ceremony takes place May 1, 2021 at 10:00am CST. . . View the Live Stream

Baylor Law’s Legal Clinics Declare May First Responders Month

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During the month of May, Baylor Law’s Legal Clinics are honoring the hard work, dedication, and sacrifice of McLennan County’s law enforcement, firefighters, and emergency medical services by providing free simple estate planning services for active or retired full-time first responders and their spouses. . . Full Story

Baylor Law’s Trial Advocacy Teams Wrap Up 2020-21 Mock Trial Season with Impressive Showings

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On April 10th, Baylor Law finished 3rd in the National Trial Competition sponsored by the Texas Young Lawyers Association and the American College of Trial Lawyers. This was Baylor Law’s second straight ‘final-four’ showing at this national tournament. Then, on Sunday, April 18th, another Baylor Law team took home championship rings for their first-place win at the Trials and Tribulations mock trial tournament. Rounding out the month of April, a third mock trial team made it all the way to the championship round and finished second at the invitation-only Puerto Rico Trial Advocacy Competition hosted by the Inter American University School of Law. . . Full Story

Avery Rios of Texas Tech University School of Law Takes Top Prize in Baylor Law’s The Paper Chase Legal Writing Competition

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Baylor Law is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 The Paper Chase Legal Writing Competition, the most competitive legal writing contest in Texas. The Paper Chase is hosted by Baylor Law and entrants are judged by members of the Texas Young Lawyer Association (TYLA). FVF Law generously sponsors the competition’s prizes. . . Full Story

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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.

Justin Chakrabarty, JD ’12, was recently promoted to Senior Legal Officer and Director at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.
Bart C. Frederick, JD ’15, has joined Moorman Tate as an associate attorney.
Ross Reyes, JD ’17, associate attorney with Littler Mendelson, has been appointed to the Commission on Jail Standards by Governor Greg Abbott.
In Memoriam
Walter Hugh Harrell, JD ’50, Full Obituary
Floyd Allen Landrey, JD ’61, Full Obituary
George T. Bond, JD ’74, Full Obituary
Nick D. Woodall, JD ’80, Full Obituary
Bonnie Lindsey Johnson, JD ’84, Full Obituary
Marcus "Mark" Lee Dobbs, JD ’85, Full Obituary

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