Baylor Law Professor Mark Osler has joined with a national effort preparing a petition calling on the Obama Administration to commute the sentence of a grandmother serving her 17th year of a 27-year federal prison sentence for a first time, non-violent crack cocaine conspiracy offense.
The People's Law School at Baylor University will return for a fifth year from 8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20. Hosted by Baylor Law School, the one-day, free event is designed to make the law "user friendly" and to educate members of the community about their legal rights.
Baylor University has enrolled a total of 13,632 students for the spring 2010, with steady undergraduates retention rates, according to official 12th-day enrollment statistics compiled by the Office of Institutional Research and Testing (IRT).
Bryan Hughes, a member of the Texas House of Representatives, will deliver the keynote address at Baylor Law School's commencement exercises at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at Waco Hall. Additionally, Amy Renee Bolline, the highest ranking student in the commencement class, will deliver remarks. Baylor Law Dean Brad Toben also will participate in the program and will award juris doctor degrees to the graduates.
Houston lawyer and Baylor Law School alumnus Craig Lewis was sworn in as National President of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) at the organization's National Board of Directors meeting at the MiraMonte Resort and Spa in Indian Wells, Calif., on Jan. 23. Lewis was elected by the general membership of more than 6,400 members, comprised of a balance of plaintiff and defense lawyers, as well as judges. In its 52-year history, Lewis is the fifth National ABOTA President to hail from the Lone Star State.
Jerry K. Clements, a 1981 Baylor Law School graduate, board member and president-elect of the Baylor Law Alumni Association and chair of Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP, recently received the Southwest Jewish Congress' Flame of Honor Award in Dallas. The Flame of Honor Award is presented annually by the SWJC to men and women whose qualities of moral courage and love of liberty and service have enriched our community and nation.