A Message to Baylor Lawyers From Dean Brad Toben

April 2, 2020

Dear Baylor Law Family:

In these unprecedented times of COVID-19, our profession is one that must keep going. You chose this career path for various reasons, but undoubtedly knew it would be one that would challenge you. It is one that does not pause when others slow down.

Many of you are now working from home while teaching children, handling hearings from your living room via videoconference, racing to meet deadlines, and interpreting new regulations that are arriving quickly and affecting your clients. We are thinking of you. We are proud of you. We know you will rise to the occasion and care for your families, your clients, and each other.

At Baylor Law, we too have been challenged during this time. My faculty and staff colleagues have worked assiduously to “make it happen” for our students. We were up and running online classes a full week earlier than nearly every other law school, so that our students, within the context of the quarter system, would not miss any content. We want nothing more than to continue to provide our students with the best legal education in an effective and meaningful manner.

While we cannot yet chart what the coming months will look like in terms of the bar exam, summer and post-graduation employment for our students and beyond, we do know that some of our students have specific needs at this time.

Below are some ways our Baylor Law Family can help:

I have always said that Baylor Lawyers comprise a unique and markedly loyal group. Let us continue to help each other through these times. Lean on each other and lean on us.

We appreciate the many ways you contribute to and represent Baylor Law School. Be safe and healthy and know that we are so proud of our Baylor Lawyers!

All the best,


Bradley J.B. Toben
Dean and M.C. & Mattie Caston Professor of Law
Baylor University School of Law