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Nov
23
2020
Baylor Law’s Commitment to Adoption Day Continues
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.
Nov
20
2020
Baylor Law Honors Local Attorneys for Pro Bono Service to Veterans
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.
Nov
18
2020
Baylor Law Announces Celebration of 100 Years of Practice Court
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.
Nov
12
2020
Getting IT Done – Baylor Law’s Tireless Tech Team
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.
Nov
11
2020
Baylor Law’s Veterans Clinic: Making a Difference in the Lives of 1,600 Central Texas Veterans
This Veterans Day, Baylor Law is proud to announce it has assisted over 1,600 veterans and their spouses through its Veterans Clinic.
Nov
11
2020
Honoring the Military at Baylor Law
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.
Nov
6
2020
2020 Fall Commencement Ceremony
Baylor Law's 2020 Fall Commencement ceremony takes place November 7, 2020 at 10:00am CDT. Click here to view the livestream beginning at 9:45am.
Nov
3
2020
Professor of Law Gerald Powell, JD ’77, Receives Outstanding Mentor Award
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.
Oct
28
2020
During <em>Pro Bono Week</em>, Baylor Law Celebrates its 14th Award for Access to Justice and Pro-Bono Services
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.
Oct
27
2020
Baylor Law Veterans Clinic Announce Free Estate Planning for Veterans and Their Spouses as Part of 2020 Veterans Day Commemoration
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.
Oct
22
2020
Dallas Bar Association and the Texas Center for Legal Ethics Honors Baylor Lawyer, Lewis R. Sifford, with Professionalism Award
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.
Oct
13
2020
Baylor Law Announces Addition of Spring Start to its Executive LL.M. in Litigation Management Program
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.
Oct
13
2020
Longtime Adjunct Professor Walt Shelton Releases New Book of Meditations
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.
Oct
5
2020
Baylor Law Hosts Second Criminal Law Bootcamp of 2020
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.
Oct
1
2020
Former U.S. Secretary of State James A. Baker, III, To Speak at Chiles Lecture Series at Baylor Law
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.
Sep
15
2020
Bestselling Author John Grisham to Close the 2020 Vision for Leadership Conference at Baylor Law
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.
Aug
28
2020
Baylor Law’s ‘Vision for Leadership Conference’ Receives Approval for 8.5 Hours of MCLE Credit (including 4.5 Hours of Ethics Credit)
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)
Aug
27
2020
Baylor Law Welcomes 2020 Fall Starters
Classes are underway for the 90 members of the Fall 2020 entering class. They hail from 19 different states and countries and studied at 55 different undergraduate institutions.
Aug
24
2020
Angela Cruseturner (JD ’02), Has Been Named the 2020 Young Baylor Lawyer of the Year
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.
Jul
29
2020
2020 Summer and Spring Commencement Ceremonies
Baylor Law's 2020 Summer and Spring Commencement ceremonies take place August 1, 2020 at 10:00am and 2:00pm CDT. Click here to view the livestreams beginning at 9:45am.
Jul
29
2020
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.
Jul
14
2020
Director of Clinical Programs, Josh Borderud (JD ’09), to receive American Inns of Court Sandra Day O’Connor Award at the United States Supreme Court
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.
Jul
8
2020
Baylor Lawyer Harper Estes (JD ’79) Honored by Litigation Section of the State Bar of Texas
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.”
Jul
6
2020
Andrew Guthrie (JD '11) Receives Young Lawyer Professionalism Award from the American Bar Association
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.
Jul
1
2020
Baylor Law Mourns the Passing of Former FBI Director William S. Sessions, LL.B. ‘56
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.
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