A mock trial team from Baylor Law School captured first place at the ninth annual National Trial Advocacy Competition Oct. 25 in East Lansing, Mich. Baylor Law students Joel Bailey, Alex Bell, Kendall Cockrell and Tom Jacob were named champions after defeating a team from Georgia State in the finals.
Matt Miller, executive director of the Texas Chapter of the Institute for Justice will speak on "Five Things Every Law Student Should Know About Public Interest Law" at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, in room 120 at the Sheila and Walter Umphrey Law Center.
The Baylor Law School team of Stephen Pocsik and Melanie Fry won first place at the 2008 Mack Kidd Moot Court Competition in Austin the first weekend in October. This is the third straight year that a Baylor team has won the competition and the sixth time in 11 years.
Houston Lawyer Joe Coleman, senior partner with the firm of Looper Reed & McGraw, has been named Baylor Lawyer of the Year for 2008. Coleman, a Baylor graduate and former member of the Board of Regents, will be honored at a Nov. 11 luncheon at the Houston Country Club.
Baylor Law School has awarded its prestigious Leon Jaworski Scholarship to Elena Cincione of Chicago. The full-tuition scholarship, named for the Baylor Law alumnus who served as Special Prosecutor during the Watergate crisis, is awarded to incoming law students who have outstanding records in advocacy programs, such as debate, mock trial and moot court.