Baylor Law School has received the 2010 Law School Commitment to Service Award that is presented by the Texas Access to Justice Commission. The award honors the law school that has most distinguished itself by actively educating its students about access to justice issues, thereby carrying forward one of the finest traditions of the legal profession.
The Baylor Law School invites all alumni who graduated in years ending with four, five, nine and zero to return to Waco on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 1 and 2, for a reunion that includes several new activities.
Communication is an undeniably important aspect of law and of life, as law student Reggie Blakeley has certainly been reminded of during his time at Baylor Law School. The San Antonio native will now be an active participant in its application.
The Recorder (CA), Sept. 26, 2010 (Baylor President Ken Starr spoke at the California State Bar convention on Saturday about recent developments with the U.S. Supreme Court.) Samuel Alito had the most successful term of any U.S. Supreme Court justice last year, when measured by 5-4 opinions authored, according to Baylor University President Kenneth Starr.
For the first time in recent memory, Baylor Law School will hold a seminar on basic trial skills for beginning law students and others interested in advocacy. The workshop, which will include lectures aimed at a diversified audience, will run from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 25, in room 127 at the Sheila & Walter Umphrey Law Center.
By the time they receive their juris doctor degrees, Baylor Law students have competed in moot court, but few can say they actually founded a moot court program, especially when they were undergraduates. Not only can Erik Baumann make that claim, but he also can boast that he was runner up in the national undergraduate moot court competition. Because of his outstanding achievements in moot court, Baylor Law has awarded Baumann its prestigious Leon Jaworski Scholarship.
Four talented student advocates from Baylor Law School participated in an inaugural Externship Program with the Criminal Prosecution Division of the Williamson County Attorney's Office this past summer. Michael Gillespie, Erin Hamilton, Laura Ramos, and Kelly Hodge spent their summer in the courtrooms of Williamson County, negotiating plea bargains, participating in jury trials, and advocating for victims in criminal cases, under the guidance and supervision of Jackie Borcherding, a Chief Prosecutor in Williamson County and '05 Baylor Law School graduate.
For the last 223 years, Constitution Day has been a day to remember. On Friday, Sept. 17, Baylor University will hold a President's Constitution Day Symposium, in conjunction with the inauguration of Judge Ken Starr, Baylor University's 14th President. A panel discussion on The Role of the Supreme Court in American Society will begin at 9 a.m. in Waco Hall. Two breakout sessions that feature Baylor Law faculty will follow at 11:30 a.m. A panel discussion on The Role of the Supreme Court in American Society will begin at 9 a.m. in Waco Hall. Two breakout sessions that feature Baylor Law faculty will follow at 11:30 a.m.
As you enjoy the activities celebrating the inauguration of Kenneth Winston Starr as Baylor University's 14th president, you will see and hear about a number of traditional ceremonial elements. To provide the background of a few of these elements, here is a short insider's guide.