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Archived News – October 2010

Oct
28
2010
Baylor Law School held its annual Homecoming Reception during the Baylor University Homecoming Parade. Lots of food, fellowship, floats and then a big win by the Bears over Kansas State.
Oct
27
2010
The John Marshall Information Technology and Privacy Competition is different than other moot court competitions, because it deals with three issues and there are three members on the team. The Baylor Law School team includes Kristen Blakely, Huma Patel and Eric Pursley, coached by Professor Connie Powell. The team leaves Oct. 27 for Chicago.
Oct
27
2010
Wesley LeRouax, from the Baylor Law School's Lone Star mock trial team, won the Best Opening Statement award at the competition on Oct. 15.
Oct
27
2010
For many, thinking of advocacy law may only conjure images of heavy courtroom drama bundled in neat 60-minute increments of "Law & Order." But for Baylor Law students Victoria Honey, Jennifer Salim, Aaron VonFlatern and Ashley Yearick, advocacy law means hard work, dedication, adrenaline and worthwhile preparatory experience for the practice they thoroughly believe in. The four, along with Waco lawyers Robert Little, make up Baylor Law's Tournament of Champions (TOC) Mock Trial team.
Oct
27
2010
Baylor Law students Claudia Hernandez, Adrienne Morris, Rafael Rodriquez and Mark Walraven will travel to the University of San Diego School of Law on Oct. 27 to compete in the National Criminal Procedure competition. This is a national tournament in which about 50 teams will compete.
Oct
27
2010
The Honorable Ed Kinkeade, U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Texas and a Baylor Law alumnus, was recognized as Jurist of the Year by the Texas regional chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) at the group's annual meeting in Fort Worth on Oct. 16. Steve Harrison, a Waco lawyer and president of the Waco ABOTA chapter, introduced Kinkeade and presented him with the Jurist of the Year plaque.
Oct
21
2010
Meals & Wheels of Waco, Texas, recently received some wonderful support from several new Baylor University Law students. As part of the law school's orientation program, students are given an opportunity to volunteer in several locations throughout their community, and one of the sites students are able to choose from is Meals & Wheels.
Oct
21
2010
(Chronicle of Higher Education quotes Baylor Law Professor Mike Rogers)As universities look to shield their athletes from the overtures of sports agents, some officials are wondering if a national group aimed at counseling elite athletes with professional sports ambitions might help.

The NCAA's Division I Amateurism Cabinet discussed the creation of a national professional-sports counseling panel at a meeting in Indianapolis last month.
Oct
19
2010
It's An All Baylor Affair at This Year's Finals

It was Baylor Law vs. Baylor Law in the finals of the 13th annual Mack Kidd Administrative Law Moot Court Competition held Oct. 16 at the Austin Third Court of Appeals. The Baylor Law team of Sarah Judge and Jose Magana defeated the Baylor Law team of Joel Towner and James Willis by half a point, which marked the fifth consecutive year a Baylor Law team has won the prestigious competition.
Oct
15
2010
Two Baylor Law School alumni will receive Meritorious Achievement Awards at a Board of Regents dinner on Oct. 21. Cary Gray has been named Alumnus of the Year while Sen. Kirk Watson will receive the Pro Texana Medal (for Civic Service).
Oct
12
2010
Three Baylor Law School teams that include Joel Towner and Trey Duck, Sarah Judge and Jose Magana, Debran Meyer and James Willis will compete in the Texas Administrative and Public Law Moot Court Competition on Oct. 14-16 in Austin. In the last 12 years, Baylor has won this particular competition seven times. In the last four years, Baylor has done especially well, winning the competition four times in a row.
Oct
12
2010
Baylor Law students Matt Czimskey and Matt Smith both liked representing the Petitioner in the fictional Mills v. United States in the Law School's 2010 Dawson & Sodd P.C. Moot Court Competition and hoped to do so in the finals. They thought they could give a more passionate argument to judges regarding a case that dealt with a controversial and relevant topic: the enhanced interrogation techniques used on al-Qaeda terrorists.
Oct
12
2010
The finals of the annual Dawson & Sodd, P.C., Moot Court Competition were held Oct. 4, 2010. Matt Czimskey and Matt Smith were named the winners. Finalists were Michael Morgan and Richard Sterling.
Oct
7
2010
(The Liberty County Vindicator)Texas Statesman Price Daniel was born in Dayton, Texas, on October 10, 1910, the son of M. P. Daniel and Nannie Partlow Daniel. His career in state and national politics spanned six decades and included service in all three branches of state government. His life was devoted to public service.
Oct
7
2010
If the members of the Baylor Law School team headed to the Fall 2010's Emory Civil Rights Competition had not learned it already, they undoubtedly now know the benefit of patience and hard work.
Oct
5
2010
There's nothing like learning as you go. That has been the experience for Baylor Law students Jessica McCarty, Travis Plummer, Dustin Lucas and Victoria Weaver in preparing for a pretrial competition to take place in Tampa, Fla., Oct. 8-10. These four are the first Baylor Law School team to compete in Stetson National Pretrial Competition without first taking Practice Court.
Oct
4
2010
Sophilia Hsu, who is currently in her second year at Baylor Law School, received a $2,000 Dallas Asian-American Bar Association Scholarship.
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