A Baylor Law School team clinched the regional championship at the ABA Labor Law Mock Trial Competition over the weekend in Dallas. Danielle Odom, Joel Towner, Brian Harrison and Steven Lopez defeated teams from Loyola University - New Orleans, The University of Houston, Mississippi College and The University of Colorado en route to taking first place.
Baylor Law School alumna Sharla J. Frost has been inducted as President of Litigation Counsel of America. The Litigation Counsel of America is a trial lawyer honorary society composed of fewer than one-half of one percent of American lawyers.
Congratulations to the Baylor Technology and Privacy Law Moot Court Team of Kristen Blakely, Huma Patel, and Eric Pursley. The team competed in Chicago at the John Marshall Law School during the weekend of October 28-30, 2010. The Baylor team made the break to the octo-final round before losing to the team from Michigan State by less than two points. Professor Connie Powell, with assistance for Professor Patricia Wilson, coached the team.
For the Baylor Law School's Labor Law team headed to competition, preparation has been a "whirlwind" according to team member Joel Towner. The culprit in this case of hurried preparation is the quarter system.
Baylor Law congratulates Bill "TGB" Thompson, Akilah "Kiki" Craig, Kelly "Big Daddy" Hodge and coach Laura A. Hernandez, Assistant Professor of Law, for their semi-finalist finish at the 13th Annual Pepperdine School of Law National Entertainment Law Moot Court Competition. Additionally, Craig was named Third Best Speaker while Hodge led the team to Best Respondent's Brief, Second Place. This was the first time Baylor Law School sent a team to the competition.
Baylor Law School students Chaille Graft, Andrew Guthrie and Joey Hance, under the coaching of Professor Rory Ryan, will begin their participation in the National Moot Court Regional Competition on Thursday, Nov. 18, at South Texas School of Law in Houston. The first and second place teams from each region will advance to the National Finals, which will take place at the New York City Bar from Jan. 31 to Feb. 3, 2011.
"I guarantee you that law school has made me a better actor," said Charlie Carroll, a third-year student at the Baylor Law School. Two weeks ago, Carroll marked the end of his finals, and he wrapped up his time with the Waco Civic Theatre playing Garry LeJeune in its production of "Noises Off!"
The Honorable Ed Kinkeade, U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Texas, has been named the 2010 Baylor Lawyer of the Year by Baylor Law School. Judge Kinkeade will be honored at a luncheon at noon Nov. 19 at the Petroleum Club in Dallas.
A Baylor Law School student advocacy team will fly to California for the Pepperdine Entertainment Law Competition and will compete Nov. 12-14. The team includes Bill Thompson, Akilah Craig and Kelly Hodge and is coached by Laura Hernandez, assistant professor of law.
Students, who began their attendance at the Baylor Law School in the last year and half, may remember serving the community as a part of orientation. On Saturday, Nov. 13, all law school students, faculty and staff will have the opportunity to impact the local community as a part of Baylor Law's first Service Saturday.
(Fort Worth Star Telegram) After serving 10 years on the bench for the 43rd District Court, Judge Don Chrestman has decided its time to holster his gavel. The judge revealed his intentions in court last week.
For the 14th time since 2001, Baylor Law School students claimed the top pass rate on the Texas State Bar Exam with 94.64 percent success rate, the highest pass rate for students from the nine Texas law schools. Of the 112 Baylor students who took the three-day exam in July, 106 passed on their first try.
Baylor Law School alumnus W. Mike Baggett, Chairman Emeritus and Dallas Shareholder of Winstead, was named the 2010 recipient of the Morris Harrell Professionalism Award. The award is presented annually by the Dallas Bar Association and the Texas Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism to the "attorney who best exemplifies, by conduct and character, truly professional traits who others seek to emulate and who all in the bar admire." Baggett will receive the award at the Dallas Bar Association's Annual Meeting on Nov. 5 at the Belo Mansion.
A Baylor Law School team who participated in the National Criminal Procedure Moot Court Competition received an award for Best Brief on the Respondent's side in the Competition. The team of Adrienne Morris and Rafael Rodriguez also reached the round of 16, while Rodriguez was named the third best speaker in the entire competition.