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Archived News – August 2011

Aug
30
2011
When it comes to matters pertaining to Texas Administrative Law, appellate courts often look to Baylor Law Professor Ron Beal for his expertise.
Aug
30
2011
Baylor Law students, faculty, staff and their families gathered in the student lounge and on the patio on Thursday, Aug. 25, to welcome the beginning of the academic year.
Aug
29
2011
Ten years ago this week, the first classes were held in the new home of Baylor Law School, the Sheila and Walter Umphrey Law Center.
Aug
26
2011
Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Baylor Law alumnus Bill Jones of Austin to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission, effective Sept. 1, 2011. The commission oversees the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
Aug
26
2011
The Brigham Young University Law Review will publish an article written by Jill Lens, assistant professor of law at Baylor Law School, in Issue I of the 2012 volume. The Article is titled "Procedural Due Process and Predictable Punitive Damage Awards" and can be accessed at papers.ssrn.com/abstract=1903882.
Aug
19
2011
Baylor Law's 2011 fall starters completed community service projects as part of orientation.
Aug
15
2011
Susan G. Morrison, who received her J.D. from Baylor Law School in 1983, has been elected Chair of the Travis County Women Lawyers Association Foundation.
Aug
10
2011
Ambassador Abelardo L. Valdez, a Baylor Law alumnus, has been elected President of the Council of American Ambassadors (CAA). Ambassador Valdez practices international law in Washington, D.C., and San Antonio.
Aug
9
2011
In the majority opinion in a 5-4 decision, the Texas Supreme Court, specifically Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson, cited Baylor Law Professor Ron Beal's Texas Administrative Law Treatise.
Aug
8
2011
Tom Featherston, the Mills Cox Professor of Law at Baylor Law School, will present "Wills and Revocable Trusts - What's Best for the Client?" on Thursday, Aug. 11, at the Intermediate Estate Planning, Guardianship and Elder Law Conference in Galveston.
Aug
4
2011
David Ryan Harper was a magna cum laude graduate and the highest ranking member of the summer 2011 class. Originally from Plano, Texas, Harper earned a Bachelor of Business Administration, with an emphasis in management, as well as a chemistry minor, from Baylor University. While at Baylor Law School, his wife, Catherine, gave birth to their son, Rhodes. Following graduation, Harper will work as an associate for Simpson Boyd and Powers in Bridgeport. Following, is a transcript of the remarks he gave at commencement.
Aug
3
2011
Baylor Law held its summer commencement on July 30 at Jones Concert Hall on the Baylor University campus. The Honorable Ed Kinkeade, United States District Court Judge for the Northern District of Texas, served as keynote speaker.
Aug
3
2011
Salt Lake Tribune quotes Baylor Law adjunct professor Greg White regarding the Warren Jeff's trial.
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