Having served as the Practice Court Associate for the 2019-20 academic year, Hailee Yip now works with Baylor Law’s writing faculty in evaluating the written advocacy of Practice Court students. In addition to her work at Baylor Law, Hailee is an Associate at West, Webb, Allbritton & Gentry, P.C.
Hailee earned her Bachelor of Music in both Trumpet Performance and Psychology from the University of Miami in 2016. She obtained her Juris Doctor from Baylor Law in 2018. Hailee was a quarterfinalist in Baylor Law’s inaugural Ultimate Writer Competition and a Technical Editor on the Baylor Law Review. She also represented Baylor Law in the 2017 Burton D. Wechsler First Amendment Moot Court Competition and was a semifinalist in the 2018 National Pretrial Competition.
Baylor Law’s public service mission is reflected in Hailee’s experience. As a student, she was a Court Appointed Special Advocate and President of the Baylor Public Interest Legal Society. She also spent time volunteering with the Baylor Law Veterans Clinics, Trial Advocacy Clinics, Estate Planning Clinics, and The People’s Law School. In recognition of her public service work as a law student, Hailee received the Kaplan/PMBR Public Servant Award and the Bill Kimble Service Award. She was also honored as a Public Interest Fellow.
In 2019, Hailee was admitted to the State Bar of Texas. She is married to Stephen Yip, a Baylor Lawyer and a criminal defense attorney. They live in McGregor with their cat, Lizzie Fuse, and are parishioners at St. Louis Catholic Church in Waco.