A Baylor Law School mock trial team won the prestigious National Trial Competition, sponsored by the American College of Trial Lawyers and hosted by the Texas Young Lawyers Association in San Antonio over the weekend. The team of Joel Bailey and Eric Policastro beat a University of Kentucky team in the finals on March 28 and was crowned National Champions at an awards reception that night.
"Leadership for Tomorrow," the 2nd annual Baylor University Women's Leadership Summit featuring women leaders from faculty and staff at Baylor, will be held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, March 21, in the Cashion Business Center in the Hankamer School of Business on the Baylor campus. The Leadership Summit is hosted by Multicultural Affairs and Student Activities with the Baylor Activities Council.
A real-life case involving Baylor Law School alumnus David Moore is the subject of a new feature film, "American Violet." A free screening of the movie will be held Wednesday, March 18, at 7:30 p.m. and will feature an appearance by actor Will Patton, who portrays the character based on Moore in the film.
The popular People's Law School, hosted by Baylor Law School, will return for a fourth year from 8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Saturday, March 21. The one-day, free event is designed to make the law "user friendly" and to educate members of the community about their legal rights.
Two Baylor Law School Mock Trial Teams swept the American Association for Justice regional Student Advocacy Competition on March 1. Finishing first was the team of Ed Cloutman, Tom Jacob, Blaire Knox and James Hatchitt; runners-up were Abby Nettles, Carson Runge, Kaye Johnson and Justin Smith. The first-place finishers will compete in the national finals, which will run April 2-5 in West Palm Beach, Fla.
The three justices of the Tenth Court of Appeals, Waco, will visit Baylor Law School on Wednesday, March 4, to hear oral arguments in three cases. The hearings, which are open to students and the public, will be held in the Jim Kronzer Appellate Advocacy Classroom and Courtroom (Room 127) in the Sheila and Walter Umphrey Law Center on the Baylor University campus.