Baylor University's department of history will host the semi-annual Emmy Parrish Lecture in American Studies featuring Dr. Gary W. Gallagher, professor of history at the University of Virginia, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, in room 127 of the Baylor Law School.
The People's Law School at Baylor University will return for a third year from 8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Saturday, March 1. Hosted by Baylor Law School, the one-day, free event is designed to make the law "user friendly" and to educate members of the community about their legal rights.
Baylor law students Sarah LaCour and Stacy Villescas won first place in the American Bar Association's Client Counseling regional competition, held Feb. 16 at Baylor Law School. The team will advance to the national competition, which will be held March 8-9 at Pace University School of Law in White Plains, N.Y.
Baylor University will host several events this spring in conjunction with the "One Book, One Waco" community-wide reading program, part of a larger nationally recognized movement that encourages the pursuit of education and literacy.
The Baylor Law School mock trial team continued its quest for a national championship by winning the regional tournament of the National Trial Competition, sponsored by the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL). The regional competition, held in Lubbock, featured 22 teams from eight Texas law schools, as well as three law schools in Louisiana.
Some of the great orations in African-American history will be recreated Feb. 18 at Baylor Law School, when Dr. Ernest Tutt performs a dramatic reenactment of the speeches of Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X. The event, held in conjunction with Black History Month, will be held at 3:30 p.m. in room 127 at the law school.
Melissa Essary, formerly professor of law at Baylor Law School and currently dean of the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University, will deliver the keynote address at Baylor Law School's commencement exercises at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Waco Hall. Baylor President John M. Lilley also will participate in the program and will award juris doctor degrees to 31 graduates.
Edwin P. Horner, emeritus professor of law and an icon at Baylor Law School, died Friday, Feb. 1, at his home in Waco. He was 92. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, at Lakewood Christian Church, 6509 Bosque Blvd. in Waco.