Baylor Law School welcomed 72 new students Wednesday, Aug. 22, for three days of orientation that included talks by staff and faculty, lunch with Baylor law alumnus Harper Estes, president-elect of the State Bar of Texas, and social activities. Classes for all Baylor law students began Monday, Aug. 27.
Baylor Law Professor Jim Wren has been elected to serve as President-Elect of the National Board of Legal Specialty Certifications, the national board certifying organization for various legal specializations. The NBLSC, a nonprofit organization accredited by the American Bar Association, certifies attorneys as specialists in the areas of civil, criminal, family law trial advocacy, and social security disability advocates.
It might be between academic quarters, but Baylor Law School's Sheila and Walter Umphrey Law Center is a busy place this week. District and county attorneys from throughout Texas are attending courses at the Law School in advanced trial advocacy skills for felony prosecutors.
Leah Jackson, associate dean of Baylor Law School, will discuss women in the legal profession during a conference held at Oxford University. Jackson will present "Women in Leadership Positions in the Legal Professions: Do They Face a Glass Ceiling or Clogged Pipeline, or Is It Now a Ceiling of Lifestyle Bubble?" on Monday, Aug. 6, at the Oxford Roundtable "Women's Rights and Leadership: Regaining the Momentum."