Two recent Baylor Law graduates were among the top three scorers on the February 2008 Texas Bar Exam. Thomas Keane of Dallas received the second highest score on the exam, while Ashley DeForest of Houston received the third highest score. Stephen Shackelford Jr., who received his law degree from Harvard, was the top scorer.
For the sixth straight exam and the 10th time overall since 2002, Baylor law students claimed the top pass rate on the Texas State Bar Exam with 95.83 percent success rate, the highest pass rate for students from the nine Texas law schools. Of the 48 Baylor students who took the three-day exam in February, 46 passed on their first try.
Baylor Law alumnus Roland Johnson of Fort Worth has been elected President-Elect of the State Bar of Texas. Johnson will serve as president in 2009-2010, and will follow another Baylor lawyer, Harper Estes, who will begin his term as president in June.
Two Baylor Law School students who will clerk for the Texas Supreme Court will take part in commencement exercises this Saturday. Josh Fogelman and Jeff Watters, who will begin their clerkships in the fall, are part of a graduating class of 70 students who will receive their juris doctor degrees at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 3, in Jones Concert Hall at the Glennis McCrary Music Building on the Baylor campus.