The Honorable Harriet O'Neill, Justice on the Supreme Court of Texas, will be the keynote speaker at Baylor Law School's commencement ceremonies at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 2, at Waco Hall. Sixty-six students will receive juris doctor degrees.
Baylor University post-baccalaureate student Charlie Manzanares is one of five Baylor students, who have been selected to receive the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship. A 2008 Baylor graduate with a dual JD/MBA degree, Manzanares will spend the 2009-2010 academic year in Spain, where he will conduct economic research in Spain on the institutions of business formation of Spain, Venezuela and the United States. In addition, he will be enrolled in the Masters in Economics program at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain.
Being "the first" has become a pattern for Krystal Pree, a Baylor University graduate student. Not only is Pree the first member of her family to graduate with a college degree, she is the first Baylor student to be awarded acceptance into the United States Geological Survey's Student Career Employment Program.
The Baylor Law School mock trial team tied for third place in the nation at the prestigious Student Trial Advocacy Competition, sponsored by the American Association for Justice. The contest, held April 2-5 in West Palm Beach, Fla., featured the 16 regional winners from law schools across the nation. This competition followed on the heels of the nation's other major competition sponsored by the American College of Trial Lawyers, in which Baylor's team won the national championship.
Brad Toben, dean of Baylor Law School, was recently named among the 63 newly-elected members of the prestigious American Law Institute. Founded in 1923 for the purpose of improving American law, the Institute's membership consists primarily of judges, law professors, law school deans and lawyers, who are selected on the basis of manifest professional standing, high character and ability, and significant contributions to the legal profession.