Throughout its 160-year history, Baylor Law has placed a premium on the credibility that comes from its professors having practiced what they teach, many honing their craft in the very courtrooms their students will one day enter. Members of the Advocacy faculty are accomplished scholars and skilled practitioners, most with significant experience in full-time practice before joining Baylor Law.
Many are nationally recognized leaders in their respective fields. Many advise legislative councils, serve as expert witnesses and mentor practicing attorneys. Some have distinguished themselves as federal prosecutors, as sitting judges, or as advocates before the Supreme Court of the United States. All remain on the front lines, practicing what they teach, consulting and engaging with developments in the law as they unfold in real time.
As students progress through the program, they will come to know their professors not just as lecturers, but as coaches and advisors. Faculty members spend as many hours in the classroom and in observing exercises as do the students. Feedback is one-on-one. Office doors remain open. And the Practice Court and Interscholastic Competition experiences allow students in-depth access to mentorship that transcends the norm at traditional law schools.
“Baylor Law students receive superb advocacy training from some of the best trial lawyers in the nation.”