Following the success Baylor Law School's inaugural Service Saturday, which was held in November 2010, it is time for another. From 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 26, students, faculty and staff from the law school will help mulch a playground at the Piper Childhood Development Center in downtown Waco.
Baylor Law School's ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition teams leave today, Feb. 23, for their regional competition in San Francisco. The teams include Kathryn Childress, Jose Magana and Molly Hinshaw as well as Brittney Johnson and David Schlottman. Professor Brian Serr is their coach. The competition runs this weekend with the top team advancing to the national competition.
Baylor Law School's Pace Environmental Law Moot Court Team leaves Tuesday, Feb. 22, for its competition at Pace Law School in White Plains, NY. The team includes Matt Smith, Sara Kimbrough and Kelsi Lauger with Luke Meier, assistant professor of law serving as coach.
(The Baylor Lariat) Two Baylor law professors will play an integral role in the process to redraw district lines in light of data released by the Census Bureau on Thursday. The data was headlined by confirmation of a sizeable increase of Hispanic residents, whose population rose by 41.8 percent since the 2000 Census, according to the state demographer. The population of Texas increased to 25.1 million individuals, a 20.6 percent increase. Law school professors Michael Morrison and David Guinn will serve as the primary legal advisers for the Texas Senate committee responsible for overseeing the congressional redistricting process.
The Baylor Law School team of Brittany Johnson and Paul Green won the ABA Regional Client Counseling Competition, which automatically qualifies them for the National Competition in Norman, Okla., in March.
The Baylor Law team of Stephanie Almeter and Will Thomas made the break into the semifinal round at the GW Security Law Moot Court Competition on Feb. 13. The team also received the award for the third-best brief. A second Baylor Law team of Ben Doyle and Caroleene Hardee also participated in the competition. The teams were coached by Bridget Fuselier, associate professor of law.
Like many advocacy competitions, preparation for National Trial Competition regional tournament, which takes place this weekend, has involved a significant amount of time, commitment and hard-work. Two Baylor Law School teams have been preparing for about two months.
Tom Featherston, Mills Cox Professor of Law at Baylor Law School, will be one of the featured speakers at the Estate Planning and Community Property Law Journal Seminar on Friday, Feb. 18, at Texas Tech School of Law. Featherston will discuss Nonprobate and Probate Disposititions of Community Property. Other speakers include professors from Texas Tech, the University of Texas, Loyola University, Chicago and New York School of Law.
The People's Law School at Baylor University will return for a sixth year from 8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19. 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.
A team from Baylor Law School will compete in the GW National Security Law Moot Court Competition on Feb. 12-13. The team includes Stephanie Almeter, Will Thomas, Ben Doyle and Caroleene Hardee and is coached by Professor Bridget M. Fuselier.
Two teams from Baylor Law School will participate in the ABA Client Counseling Regional competition on Saturday, Feb. 12, in Laramie, Wyoming. The teams include Craig Stango, Michelle Hanlon, Brittney Johnson and Paul Green and student coaches Will King and Lauren Sepulveda.
Chris Rusek is the highest ranking student in Baylor Law School's February 2011 graduating class. A Waco native, Rusek graduated from Midway High School and the University of Texas, where he earned a bachelor of arts in psychology. Designated summa cum laude at Baylor Law, he will begin working for Munsch, Hardt, Kopf and Harr, P.C., after taking the Texas Bar Exam later this month.
The Honorable Scott Brister, former Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas, will serve as commencement speaker at Baylor University Law School's winter commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, in Waco Hall on the Baylor campus. Additionally, Christopher K. Rusek, the highest ranking student in the graduating class, will deliver student remarks.