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Apr
4
2018
Baylor Law Students Honored at the 2018 John William & Florence Dean Minton Student Awards Ceremony and Lecture Series
On March 28, Baylor Law honored dozens of students for outstanding achievements at the John William & Florence Dean Minton Student Awards Ceremony and Lecture Series hosted at the Bill Daniel Student Union Building on the Baylor University campus.
Apr
3
2018
Baylor Law Earns Highest Ultimate Bar Passage Rate in the U.S.
100% of Baylor Law’s 2015 graduates passed the bar exam within two years of graduation, the highest rate of all 204 ABA-approved law schools, according to the Managing Director’s Office of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar.
Mar
26
2018
LEAD Counsel Invites Kirsta Melton, Deputy Criminal Chief of the Office of the Texas Attorney General, to host seminar to combat human trafficking
On Friday, March 23rd, Baylor Law and LEAD Counsel welcomed Kirsta Melton, Deputy Criminal Chief of the Human Trafficking and Transnational/Organized Crime Section of the Office of the Texas Attorney General, who shared information on human trafficking in Texas, and how to recognize the potential red flags and indicators of human trafficking.
Mar
20
2018
Baylor Law Ranks in Top Five in Trial Advocacy, #50 Overall in National <i>U.S. News</i> Rankings
Baylor Law climbed into the Top 50 in the U.S. News & World Report "Best Law Schools" listing for 2019. In the law specialties rankings, Baylor's trial advocacy program is one of the top five programs in the nation.
Mar
6
2018
Baylor Law Student, Gracie Wood, Honored as “Law Student of the Year” by National Jurist Magazine
Baylor Law’s Gracie Wood has been named one of The National Jurist magazine’s “Law Students of the Year.” The designation recognizes Wood and 20 other law students from across the country who excel in leadership, focus, and commitment to justice.
Mar
6
2018
Baylor Law Student, Shaina Hayes, Receives Community Meritorious Service Award from Baylor University Police Department
On Friday, March 2nd, Baylor Police Department Chief, Brad Wigtil surprised student Shaina Hayes, 3L, with a Community Meritorious Service Award following a four-month internship with the department where she worked in partnership with human resources, general counsel, and the department’s Accreditation Board, the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators, to completely revamp the department’s Policy and Procedures manual.
Mar
5
2018
Baylor Lawyer, Lewis R. Sifford, Receives American Board of Trial Advocates <i>Lifetime Achievement Award</i>
Dallas attorney Lewis R. Sifford, J.D. ’72, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) at the organization’s Board of Directors meeting in San Francisco in January. It’s the highest honor bestowed by the association, and has been awarded only nine times in the organization’s 65-year history.
Feb
28
2018
Baylor Law Teams Excel at Multiple Competitions
Baylor Law students score several strong showings in competitions held February 23-25: National Champions at at the 2018 Pace National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition; runners-up in two separate regional Transactional LawMeets; third place and best speaker at the Elliott Cup Regional Moot Court competition.
Feb
27
2018
Baylor Law Takes First Place at Pace National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition
Beating more than 50 teams from around the country, the Baylor Law team of Josh Dunegan, Morgan Blair, and Price Brannen were named National Champions at the 2018 Jeffrey G. Miller National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition.
Feb
26
2018
Baylor Law Student, Joseph Shaneyfelt,  Candidate for Chair of ABA Law Student Division
Baylor Law 2L student, Joseph Shaneyfelt, has been selected by the nominating committee of the Law Student Division of the American Bar Association (ABA) to run for chair of the Law Student Division. As a candidate for the position of chair, Shaneyfelt will face American University, Washington College of Law, student Negeen Sadeghi-Movahed in the Spring online vote of the more than 400 members of the Law Student Division Assembly
Feb
22
2018
Baylor Law Client Counseling Team Takes Second Place at ABA Regional Competition
The Baylor Law Client Counseling Team of Jess Gambrell, Marylynn Smitherman, and Brenda Carrillo took second place at the ABA Regional Client Counseling Competition on the Tampa, Florida campus of the Western Michigan University-Cooley Law School.
Feb
18
2018
Baylor Law Hosts Another Successful People's Law School
On Saturday, February 10th, Baylor Law once again hosted its popular, People's Law School, a free half-day public event designed to educate consumers about their legal rights and to make the law "user friendly." This year's event brought out more than 250 community members.
Feb
15
2018
Baylor Law Students Inspired to <i>Make a Difference</i> at this year's LEAD Counsel Conference
Baylor Law’s Leadership Engagement and Development (LEAD) Counsel held the second annual Making a Difference Conference, “Passion for Justice,” on Friday, February 9, 2018. At the free, public event students, attorneys and other community leaders learned about how they can make a positive impact on their communities through engagement, policy, and legislation.
Feb
13
2018
Baylor Law National Trial Teams Excel at Regional Competition
Baylor Law’s Chris Arnell and Marcus Fifer will compete in the national championship of the National Trial Competition in Austin this April, after winning the Region 10 regional competition. Baylor Law’s Stephani Cook, Matthew Hinojosa and Jordan Jarreau also represented Baylor Law at the regional competition, falling just short of qualifying for nationals. Daniel Pellegrin played a critical role in preparing both teams for competition.
Feb
12
2018
Baylor Law Alumnus Receives Award for Work on Equity and Inclusion
Baylor Lawyer, Lawrence Morgan Receives Recognition as 2017 Corporate Counsel of the Year by Texas Minority Counsel Program (TCMP).
Jan
30
2018
Baylor Law School Will Teach User Friendly Curriculum, Teaching the Public About Their Legal Rights
Baylor Law will host its annual “People’s Law School” at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10. Attorneys and legal experts will offer 19, free one-hour courses, of which guests can register for three. The courses offered range from family law to consumer rights and many others.
Jan
15
2018
Winners Announced for Baylor Law’s Second Annual National Transactional Law Competition, <i>The Closer</i>
On January 11-14, students from ten of the most accomplished transactional law programs in the country gathered at Baylor Law to participate in the 2018 Transactional Law competition: The Closer.
Jan
9
2018
Baylor Law Faculty Named to AALS Leadership Roles
Several Baylor Law faculty members have been named to key leadership roles in the Association of American Law Schools (AALS), the nation's largest legal education nonprofit dedicated to upholding and advancing excellence in legal education.
Nov
23
2017
Baylor Law Honors Local Attorneys for <i>Pro Bono</i> Service
Baylor Law School recognized retired Air Force Lt. Col. Jack Rochelle and Christie Ryan of Dunnam & Dunnam as its 2017 Advocates of the Year at its Waco-McLennan County Bar Association Veterans Day luncheon on Nov. 10.
Nov
21
2017
Texas Access to Justice Foundation Awards Baylor Law $67,000 Grant for Veterans Clinic
In 2012, Professor Bridget Fuselier founded the Baylor Law Veterans Clinic to serve military veterans and their spouses with their civil legal needs. Now in its fifth year, the Veterans Clinic has provided legal assistance to over 750 veterans in Central Texas.
Nov
17
2017
The Family Awakens: Baylor Law School Hosts 10th Annual McLennan County Adoption Day
Baylor Law School hosted the 10th annual McLennan County Adoption Day on Nov. 17, and the Star Wars theme was a hit for the hundreds of people who attended to celebrate the legal adoptions of 33 children into their new families.
Nov
14
2017
Baylor Law Expands Clinical Programs with $60,000 Grant from the Cooper Foundation
Baylor Law School plans to expand its clinical programming through its new Trial Advocacy Clinic with a $60,000 grant from the Cooper Foundation of Waco.
Nov
14
2017
Winners of Baylor Law's Regional Ultimate Writer Competition Announced
The winners of Baylor Law's 2017 Ultimate Writer Regional Legal Writing Competition have been announced. Co-sponsored by the Texas Young Lawyers Association, the regional competition is exclusive to Texas law schools. The competition tests competitors’ abilities to review a packet of materials and draft a real-world legal document based on the packet and writing prompt.
Nov
10
2017
Baylor Law was honored to host the National Judicial College’s 2017 Dividing the Waters General Conference on November 1-4 in Waco, Texas. The conference prepares judicial officers for adjudicating and resolving groundwater conflicts. The faculty, comprised of prominent scientists and judges from across the nation, focus on the enduring and emerging conflicts over groundwater in Texas and across the West.
Nov
7
2017
Baylor Law No. 1 in July Texas Bar Exam Results
Baylor Law School is again No. 1 among Texas law schools in the state’s bar exam passage rate.
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