On Saturday, December 7, fifteen (15) central Texas residents were able to participate in Baylor Law’s third-ever Naturalization Clinic to assist lawful permanent residents (green-card holders) complete the necessary documentation to file for Naturalization, the process of becoming a U.S. citizen.
During Texas Veterans Legal Aid Week, the Texas Access to Justice Foundation and the Baylor Law Veterans Clinic were recognized during a special presentation held during the second quarter of the Baylor vs. Oklahoma football game on Saturday, November 16 in Waco.
Baylor Law hosted its Fourth Annual Judicial Reception as part of its ‘Clerkship Weekend’. The event, which is attended each year by judges from the federal bench, provides a unique opportunity for current students to interact and network with judges and their clerks while learning about the benefits of becoming a clerk.
During the week of November 10-16, veterans across Texas can receive free legal help as part of Texas Veterans Legal Aid Week coordinated by the Texas Access to Justice Foundation. Baylor Law’s Veterans Clinic is honored to participate and will be hosting a free legal advice clinic for veterans and their spouses this week.
Baylor Law, with its unwavering commitment to public service and community engagement, in partnership with Baylor University’s Office of External Affairs, celebrated Pro Bono week by shining a spotlight on the outstanding work of faculty and staff who volunteer their professional expertise at Baylor Law Clinics and other community-focused programs throughout the year. Seven faculty and staff were presented with ‘Solid Gold Neighbor’ Awards.
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.