It’s no secret that the world of law hasn’t always been welcoming to women. While the women’s suffrage movement was still ongoing during the turn of the 20th century, formal law schools were being created. In 1920 — the same year the 19th Amendment granted women the right to vote — Baylor Law School was formally established. And just a few years later, it had its first female graduate: Emeline Abood Jackson, JD ’26.
It takes a brave person to fly Army helicopters into battle zones in Afghanistan, landing amidst the fighting to evacuate injured soldiers who need treatment. It also takes a brave person to dedicate both their personal and professional lives to serving orphaned children, kids who need someone to fight for them. Baylor law student Stephen Carl is both.
One of the hallmarks of Baylor Law School's 160-year existence has been the consistent development of successful Baylor Lawyers. While law schools across the country are beginning to transition to a more practice-focused curriculum, Baylor Law has remained attentive to its students' professional needs since its inception through long-standing programs like Practice Court and a well-rounded curriculum.
Baylor University today announced a gift of $2 million from Sherri W. and Robert “Bobby” L. Patton Jr. of Fort Worth that will enhance the legal writing and pro bono programs in the nationally ranked Baylor Law School. Their gift will help underwrite two programs that already distinguish Baylor Law among its peers, while also providing student scholarship assistance.
Congratulations to Baylor Law students Lauren Livingston and William McMichael and to their coach Neal Parekh for winning the award for Most Professional Team at the Summit Cup Mock Trial Competition!!!
The Summit Cup included a mixed judging panel of attorneys and lay jurors and had designated witnesses throughout the competition. The competition problem was modeled after the documentary Making a Murderer, and followed the murder of Ms. Tessa Malbec.
"We feel honored to have won this award," said McMichael. "It proves that the Baylor way of trying cases garners respect across the country."
"I was proud to represent Baylor," said Livingston. "It was clear to me that we came behind other Baylor Lawyers that have represented the school well. Baylor's reputation preceded us and we were happy to be able to measure up to that expected Baylor Law standard."
Every Spring, high school students interview for the prestigious Baylor2Baylor Law program. A handful of students is selected each year. They receive scholarships to attend Baylor University and are involved in the Baylor pre-law program. Then, provided they meet certain criteria, they are guaranteed admission and scholarships at Baylor Law. We like to get to know them throughout their time on the undergraduate campus, so we host these Scholars at the Law School at least once a semester. Today, Professors Fuselier and Underwood hosted a lunch for 6 of the B2B Law Scholars, and then these students were able to sit in on Practice Court Mini-Trials. Sic 'em, B2B Law Scholars!
Good luck to our competitors Greg Cox, Hayley Cutler, Savanna Hostetter and Ward Weber! These Baylor Law students are competing this Thursday through Sunday at the National Pretrial Competition in Florida. #SicEmBaylorLaw#Advocacy