Even in our current COVID environment, nothing could stop the commitment of the Baylor Law Public Interest Legal Society and Professor of Law Bridget Fuselier to continue to celebrate McLennan County’s Adoption Day on Friday, November 2oth.
Baylor University School of Law’s Veterans Clinic continues its Veterans Day commemorations by honoring attorneys Lori Krasienko and Carlie C. Gause with its Veterans Clinic Advocate of the Year Awards.
To celebrate 100 years of offering the most intense advocacy training program in the nation, Baylor Law has announced a series of opportunities for the Baylor Law family to ‘celebrate’ its nationally recognized Practice Court program.
Multiple years of technology modernization efforts by our I.T. team, and planning for what-if strategies to wargame potential scenarios prior to the pandemic, has allowed Baylor Law to continue its rigorous academic programming.
Baylor Law currently has 16 active, reserve, and veteran members of three different branches of the U.S. military. we are deeply proud of our veterans and service members throughout the year, but on this Veterans Day, we publicly honor our military students and celebrate those who have dedicated their time and talents to protect and defend our Constitutional Republic and freedom across the globe.
Professor of Law Gerald Powell (JD '77) was honored with the 2020 Outstanding Mentor Award by the Waco-McLennan County Young Lawyers Association (WMCYLA) at a surprise presentation during the October 23rd Practice Court class.
Lone Star Legal Aid, a nonprofit law firm focused on advocacy on behalf of low-income and underserved populations in Texas, has awarded Baylor Law their 2020 Pro Bono Excellence Award, in appreciation of “extraordinary efforts to ensure access to the legal system for low-income residents in multiple Texas Counties.” This is Baylor Law’s 14th Award for Access to Justice and Pro Bono Services since 2010.
The Baylor Law Veterans Clinic has announced that for the ninth consecutive year, it will offer free estate planning for veterans and their spouses in Central Texas to commemorate Veterans Day. Space is limited and is available by appointment only from Monday, November 2, through Friday November 6, 2020.
Dallas attorney, and the 2019 Baylor Lawyer of the Year, Lewis R. Sifford, JD '72, has been named recipient of the 2020 Morris Harrell Professionalism Award. The award is presented annually by the Dallas Bar Association and the Texas Center for Legal Ethics to exceptional attorneys who best exemplify professional traits that other attorneys admire and should strive to emulate.
In response to the demand from well-qualified applicants, Baylor Law is pleased to announce it will add a Spring cohort to its Executive LL.M. in Litigation Management. With a full Fall cohort now underway, the addition of an annual Spring cohort will allow more lawyers to join this elite network of candidates.
Walt Shelton, Adjunct Professor of Law and one of the most-read faith columnists in Texas, will celebrate the release his latest book of meditations, The Daily Practice of Life: Practical Reflections Toward Meaningful Living on Thursday, October 15th.
The second Criminal Law Bootcamp of 2020 offered an intense introduction to Texas state criminal practice taught by highly experienced prosecutors, criminal defense lawyers, and judges. Through a series of lectures, strategic breakout discussions, and mock trial exercises, students were exposed to real-world criminal case theories and preparation skills that are essential for successful criminal prosecution and defense.
Former U.S. Secretary of State James A. Baker, III, whose 30-year legacy of public service includes senior positions under three U.S. presidents, will be interviewed at the 2020 Starr Federalist Lecture at Baylor Law on Tuesday, October 13 at noon CDT. Secretary Baker will be interviewed by accomplished author and distinguished trial lawyer Talmage Boston.
Bestselling author, John Grisham, author of A Time to Kill, The Firm, The Pelican Brief, and a broad array of other perennial best-selling books, will be interviewed by noted attorney and author Talmage Boston during the final session of the week-long Vision for Leadership Conference at Baylor Law. The conversational style interview on Thursday, September 17th at 3pm (CDT), will focus upon the imperative for lawyers to lead in the many venues in which they live and work.
One of only a handful of law schools in the country with an intense Leadership Development Program and leader in the nascent movement of Leadership Development in legal education, Baylor Law will host the 2020 Vision for Leadership Conference September 14 – 17. The free, all-virtual conference has been approved for 8.5 hours of MCLE Credit (4.5 Hours for Ethics)
Angela Cruseturner (JD ’02), Assistant Dean of Career Development at Baylor Law, was honored as the 2020 Young Baylor Lawyer of the Year at a private ceremony. Under Angela’s direction, Baylor Law’s Career Development Office has posted record employment statistics for recent graduates, and the Professional Development Program has been recognized as one of the premier professional formation programs in the nation.
Baylor Law’s Director of Advocacy Programs, Robert Little, has been elected to serve as Treasurer on the Executive Board for the newly created National Association of Legal Advocacy Educators (NALAE). In addition, Professor of Law Patricia Wilson has been elected to serve as the Regional Representative for Region 10.
Baylor Law alumni and Director of Clinical Programs, Joshua G. (Josh) Borderud (JD ‘09) has been selected to receive the prestigious Sandra Day O’Connor Award for Professional Service from the American Inns of Court. The Sandra Day O’Connor Award for Professional Service is awarded each year to honor an American Inn of Court member in practice for ten or fewer years for excellence in public interest or pro bono activities.
The Texas State Bar Litigation Section has awarded Baylor Lawyer Harper Estes (JD ’79) the Luther (Luke) H. Soules III Award. The award is presented annually to an attorney who “embodies excellence in the practice of law and exemplary service to the Bar through outstanding professionalism and community impact.”
Baylor Lawyer Andrew W. Guthrie (JD '11) has been selected as the 2020 recipient of the Rosner & Rosner Young Lawyers Professionalism Award by the American Bar Association (ABA) Center for Professional Responsibility.
Baylor Lawyer William Steele Sessions (LL.B. '56), former director of the FBI, was laid to rest in a private ceremony on Thursday, June 25, 2020. He passed away peacefully in San Antonio, Texas, on June 12, 2020.