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Archived News – January 2011

Jan
28
2011
Monica Wright, Office Manager for Baylor Law School's Career Development Office (CDO), is recipient of Baylor University's Outstanding Staff Award. She received the award from Baylor President Ken Starr in a ceremony Thursday, Jan. 27, at Waco Hall.
Jan
26
2011
An article written by Luke Meier, assistant professor at Baylor Law School, was listed on SSRN's Top 10 download list for three different journals. "Why Twombly is Good Law (But Poorly Drafted) and Iqbal Will Be Overturned" was recently listed on the Top 10 list for Federal Courts & Jurisdiction eJournal, LSN: Pleadings, Motions & Pretrial Procedure (Topic) and Law & Society: Civil Procedure eJournal.
Jan
25
2011
Today, Abnormal Use continues its series, "Abnormal Interviews," in which this site will conduct brief interviews with law professors, practitioners and other commentators in the field. For the latest installment, we turn to torts professor Jill Wieber Lens of the Baylor Law School in Waco, Texas. The interview, which mostly concerns punitive damages, is as follows:
Jan
20
2011
by Brittany Hardy

One evening, after staying late at the Baylor Law School, law student Amanda Harris noticed many feral cats roaming the parking lot and the adjacent green space. She began to ponder safe ways to limit the number of stray cats on campus. In front of her computer that night, Harris did some research. She learned that a Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program first traps the feral cats, gets them neutered and spayed and a rabies vaccination, and returned to where they were picked up.
Jan
19
2011
Officials with the Texas Lyceum, the state's preeminent non-profit, non-partisan leadership organization, will swear in Baylor Law alumnus Dathan C. Voelter, 39, as President of the Texas Lyceum later this month in the Old Supreme Court Room of the Texas Capitol. In addition, 22 new Lyceum Directors have also been selected to join the organization aimed at identifying the next generation of Texas leaders.
Jan
18
2011
Bridget Fuselier, associate professor of law at Baylor Law School, has received the inaugural "Section Award" presented by the Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section of the American Bar Association for her article "Pre-embryos in Probate: Property, Person or Something Else?"
Jan
14
2011
U.S. District Judge Ed Kinkeade has sat on so many benches in Dallas County during the course of his 36-year legal career, it's hard to imagine he ever was a lawyer.

The son of a Baptist minister, Kinkeade headed off to Baylor University in the early 1970s and earned a J.D. in 1974, thanks to an unusual program that allowed students to attend law school before completing an undergraduate degree.
Jan
14
2011
Travelers who join the Baylor Alumni Association's Alaskan cruise trip in July will get a special treat--the expertise of maritime history buff and law professor Gerald Powell '74, JD '77. Powell is especially well versed in the journey of the legendary British explorer Captain James Cook. "One of Cook's great accomplishments was charting large areas of the world previously uncharted," Powell said. The coast from California to the Bering Strait is one such area.(for full story, see page 22)
Jan
10
2011
Baylor Law assistant professor Jill Lens had her article, "Punishing for the Injury: Tort Law-Based Limitations on Punitive Damage Awards," recently listed on Social Science Research Network's (SSRN) Top Ten download list for LSN: Judgments & Remedies. Statistics were based on the number of times the article was downloaded from October 24, 2010 to December 23, 2010.
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