On Monday, September 16, Dean Brad Toben announced to faculty that Professor James (Jim) Wren has been named the Leon Jaworski Chair of Practice & Procedure at Baylor Law. The Chair was previously held by Baylor Law luminaries Matt “Mad Dog” Dawson, Louis Muldrow, and Bill Underwood.
Erika Griffin, a twenty-eight-year-old 3L is blazing a new trail at Baylor Law. Griffin will be the first student in Baylor’s Dual-Degree program to simultaneously complete the Law School’s Healthcare Law Professional Track and the Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a specialization in healthcare administration at the Hankamer School of Business.
Professor Robert P. George, the McCormick professor of jurisprudence and director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University, will deliver the lecture at the fifth annual John and Marie Chiles 'Starr Federalist Papers Lecture Series,' from 4 to 5pm on September 18, 2019, in the Jim Kronzer Appellate Advocacy Classroom & Courtroom, Room 127, at Baylor Law.
Baylor Law has started the 2019-2020 competition year off with a bang with a win in the 31st Annual E. Earle Zehmer Workers' Compensation Moot Court Competition. Baylor Law has now won the Zehmer Competition two years in a row.
The application deadline to join the second class of Baylor Law’s Executive LL.M. in Litigation Management is fast approaching! Our Executive LL.M. is the only program of its kind in the nation. Open to experienced lawyers, the program focuses on controlling rising litigation costs and developing an effective (winning) litigation strategy.
Juan Antonio Solis’ Closing the Door on Fraud Plaintiffs: Carduco’s Effect on Claims for Fraudulent Inducement in Texas, published in the Baylor Law Review in the Spring of 2019, cited in a Motion for Rehearing before the Supreme Court of Texas.
Baylor Law’s 2018 class ranks 21st in the nation for employment according to an analysis of American Bar Association (ABA) data by Law.com. Almost 85% of the 2018 graduates from Baylor Law were employed in what is considered the "gold standard" category of positions requiring a bar license roughly 10 months after finishing their studies.
William “Bill” Kimble of Waco, Texas, passed away on June 14th, 2019. He was born on September 14th, 1945, in Uvalde, Texas, to Gussie and Paul Kimble. He graduated from Baylor University with his Bachelor of Arts in 1967 and his Juris Doctor in 1969 and worked for more than 25 years at Lone Star Legal Aid, where he dedicated his life to providing legal representation, education, and advocacy to underserved communities in Texas.
Baylor University School of Engineering Professor Joe Donndelinger used his extensive engineering and design experience to create a realistic analysis of the design of a bike part and 3D printed pieces for use by advocates throughout the Top Gun X National Mock Trial Competition.
Waco attorney and District IV Waco City Councilman Dillon Meek has been named Baylor's Young Lawyer of the Year. Meek received the award from Baylor Law Dean Brad Toben at the City Council meeting at Waco Convention Center's Bosque Theater, on Tuesday, June 18th.
Stephen Rispoli, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and Pro Bono Programs at Baylor Law has been awarded the Pro Bono Coordinator of the Year Award by the State Bar of Texas, an honor presented to an individual who has made an exceptional contribution to the delivery of, and access to, legal services for the poor.
Tatiana Terry of Campbell University’s Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law was declared the winner of “Top Gun X,” Baylor Law’s special tenth anniversary edition of the Top Gun National Mock Trial Competition.
Recent Baylor Law graduate AJ Jameel, JD ’19, is the first Baylor Lawyer in history to graduate with the ambition of being an “esports attorney.” - an exciting new industry with a desperate need for legal counsel.
Judge Vikram ‘Vik’ Deivanayagam, J.D. ’93, of McLennan County Court at Law in Waco, was honored with the 2019 Outstanding Mentor Award by the Waco-McLennan County Young Lawyers Association. Other Baylor Lawyers among those honored by McLennan County Young Lawyers Association.
Baylor Law’s legal clinics are honoring the hard work, dedication, and sacrifices of McLennan County’s law enforcement, firefighters, and emergency medical services by providing free estate planning services for active or retired full-time first responders and their spouses.
Professor of Law Matt Cordon has been selected as one of only twelve Baylor University professors to be honored with Outstanding Faculty Awards for teaching, scholarship, and contributions to the academic community for the 2018-2019 academic year.
On April 25th, The Texas Senate unanimously adopted a resolution honoring Baylor Lawyer Walter Umphrey (J.D. ’65) for his legal accomplishments and philanthropic service to the people of Texas. Senate Resolution No. 641 was promoted by fellow Baylor Lawyer Senator Kirk Watson (J.D. ’81).
Lewis R. Sifford, accomplished trial lawyer and founding officer of Sifford, Anderson & Company, P.C. in Dallas has been honored by Baylor Law as its 2019 Baylor Lawyer of the Year. To honor Sifford, Baylor Law hosted a luncheon at the Belo Mansion on May 1, 2019.
Baylor Law’s Top Gun National Mock Trial Competition is an invitation-only mock trial tournament that is one of the nation’s most prestigious, and intense, competitions. At the special 10-year anniversary event, dubbed Top Gun X, the best advocates from 16 trial advocacy schools will compete head-to-head in the winner-take-all tournament that will be held June 5-9 at Baylor Law.
The Texas Bar Foundation has selected Baylor Lawyer Roland K. Johnson (JD ’79) as the 2019 recipient of the ‘Lola Wright Foundation Award,’ for outstanding public service and the promotion of legal ethics in Texas.
Results of the February 2019 Texas Bar exam show that 24 out of 29 first-time test takers from Baylor Law passed the Bar exam, an 82.76% pass rate, more than 13.5% points higher than the state’s overall passage rate of 69.23%.
Baylor Law will hold its fourth annual Business Law Boot Camp from Sunday April 28th through Friday, May 3rd. The Boot Camp is a rigorous course consisting of a series of workshops held between the spring and summer quarters at Baylor Law.