The Baylor Law School team of Sean Hicks and Robert Lopez won the ABA Regional Client Counseling Competition, which automatically qualifies them for the National Competition that will be held in North Carolina in March. The team is coached by Waco attorney and adjunct professor Vik Deivayanayagam. The regional tournament was held at Baylor Feb. 13-14.
Two Baylor Law School mock trial teams will compete in the National Trial Competition finals after finishing first and second at the regional competition in New Orleans. The Baylor teams of Joel Bailey/Eric Policastro and Kendall Cockrell/Tim Goines competed against teams from law schools in Texas and Louisiana, with the top two teams advancing to the national finals. The NTC is sponsored by the American College of Trial Lawyers.
Twelve teams from seven law schools in Texas will gather at Baylor Law School to compete in the regional Client Counseling Competition, sponsored by the American Bar Associations' law student division. Competing Feb. 13-14 will be teams from Baylor, SMU, the University of Houston, South Texas College of Law, Texas Southern, Texas Tech and Texas Wesleyan.
Baylor University Law Professor Jeremy Counseller will deliver the keynote address at Baylor Law School's commencement exercises at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at Waco Hall. Additionally, Gouping Da, the highest ranking student in the commencement class, will deliver remarks. Baylor Interim President David Garland also will participate in the program and will award juris doctor degrees to 20 graduates.