Special Distinction in Litigation


-Successful completion of any approved litigation track: Administrative Practice, Business Litigation, Criminal Practice, Family Law Practice, General Civil Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation, or Public Interest Law.

-Selection for and successful completion of the Litigation Capstone: Participation on a national-level mock trial team (TOC, NCTC, NTC, AAJ, or equivalent).

-Completion from the list below of at least three additional hours (in addition to a capstone) of courses which have not already been counted toward the first litigation track.

Administration of Estates(2) Healthcare Law(3)
Administrative Law Field Placement(2) Healthcare Litigation(2)
Administrative Law: Federal(2) Immigration Law(3)
Administrative Law: Texas(2) Insurance Law(3)
Advanced Criminal Procedure(3) Intellectual Property Litigation(1)
Advocacy Team(2) Juvenile Justice(2)
Alternative Dispute Resolution(2) Labor Law Seminar(2)
Antitrust Law(3) Municipal Government(2)
Arbitration(2) Natural Resources Protection(3)
Bankruptcy(2) Negotiation Settlement & Practice(2)
Business Organizations 2(3) Oil & Gas Law(2)
Bus. Trans: Merg. & Acqu. Plan. & Dev(3) Patent Litigation Capstone(1)
Business Torts(3) Patent Practice & Disputes(2)
Civil Rights Actions(2) Personal Injury Trial Law(1)
Client Counseling(2) Post-Conviction Procedure: Appeals(2)
Complex Litigation(3) Post-Conviction Procedure: Sentencing(2)
Conflict of Laws(3) Products Liability(2)
Consumer Protection(3) Prosecutorial Field Placement(2)
Contract Drafting and Negotiation (3) Securities Regulation(3)
Creditors' Remedies(3) Texas Criminal Practice & Procedure(3)
Employment Discrimination(3) Trial Advocacy: Advanced Discovery Mgmt(2)
Employment Relations(3) Trial Advocacy: Advanced Trial Preparation(2)
Environmental Law(3) Trial Advocacy: Beginning Advocacy Skills(2)
Family Law(3) Water Law(3)
Family Law Advocacy & Procedure(2) Wealth Transfers(3)
Federal Courts(3) White Collar Crime(3)
Healthcare Fraud & Abuse(2)  

-A GPA of 3.3 in all track courses * (including additional hours as required above) will be required for a student to receive the Special Distinction designation.

*If a student has taken more than the minimum number of hours of track courses and a grade in a course that is not required for receipt of the Special Distinction would result in the GPA being below the requirement, that grade need not be included in the GPA calculation.  If a grade in a track course that is required for receipt of the Special Distinction causes the GPA to be below the requirement, grades in track courses beyond the number of hours required for the Special Distinction may be included in order to raise the GPA in the track courses. 

A student who meets the above requirements for a Special Distinction shall receive that designation only if the faculty determines that the student has made meaningful contributions to the Law School program and that the student is worthy of such distinction in accordance with the traditions, expectations and mission of Baylor Law.

Contact Professors Counseller, Fraley, or Wren for more information.