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Baylor Law Receives Prestigious E. Smythe Gambrell Professionalism Award from the American Bar Association Aug. 13, 2018 The American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Professionalism has named Baylor Law a recipient of the 2018 E. Smythe Gambrell Professionalism Award for its “Practice Ready” program. The Gambrel Award honors excellence and innovation in career and professional development programs that enhance professionalism among lawyers. Accomplished Attorney Jay D. Rao Joins Baylor Law Faculty as Legal Writing Lecturer Aug. 3, 2018 Jay D. Rao has joined the Baylor Law faculty as a full-time lecturer in Baylor Law’s groundbreaking legal writing program. Rao is a graduate of Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, member of the editorial board of the Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems and served as a research assistant to two prominent professors in the fields of contracts and mergers and acquisitions. Baylor Law's 2018 Summer Commencement Jul. 28, 2018 Baylor Law's Summer Commencement Ceremony took place Saturday July 28th, 2018. Congratulations to the latest Baylor Law graduates who officially became Baylor Lawyers. Watch the full ceremony here. Baylor Law Mourns the Passing of Senator Murray Watson Jr. Jul. 25, 2018 Murray Watson Jr., (J.D. ’54) former state representative and senator, education champion, and noted philanthropist, passed away on Tuesday, July 24th. He was 86. Senator Watson graduated from Baylor University in 1952 with a B.B.A. in accounting and economics, and from Baylor Law in 1954 with a juris doctor.

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