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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.