The Baylor University Board of Regents by acclamation today appointed William D. Underwood, The Leon Jaworski Chair in Practice and Procedure at Baylor Law School, as interim president, effective June 1. On that date, Baylor President Robert B. Sloan Jr. will transition to chancellor.
Former Austin mayor and Baylor law graduate Kirk Watson will give the keynote address at Baylor Law School's commencement ceremonies at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 30, in the Jones Concert Hall at the McCrary Music Building.
A distinguished professor and writer on the history of the American West will lecture at Baylor University as a guest of the Teaching American History Lecture Series, funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education.
Judge Wyatt H. Heard of Albuquerque, N.M., the man who founded Houston's highly acclaimed Communities in Schools (CIS) program, was honored as the 2005 Baylor Lawyer of the Year at the annual Law Day banquet of Baylor University School of Law.
Facing competition from top mock trial teams from all over the country, Baylor Law School scored a resounding victory at the annual Student Trial Advocacy Competition sponsored by the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.
The 2006 edition of "America's Best Graduate Schools" announced today by U.S.News & World Report ranks Baylor Law School's trial advocacy program as the sixth best in the nation, while Baylor's School of Education is one of only four Texas schools to make it into the magazine's "Top Education Programs" listing.