A team from Baylor Law School took first place at the recent Transactional Law Meet Midwest Regional and qualified for the national competition. Not bad, considering it was the first time Baylor Law had sent a team to the meet.
Baylor Law School's annual Environmental Forum will focus on Texas Water Law and the Drought. This year's speakers include Carlos Rubenstein, commissioner of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), and Lyn Clancy, an attorney with the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA). The forum will begin at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, in room 127 at Baylor Law School.
Baylor Law alumnus Takashi Kitaoka turned 100 on Feb. 1. Kitaoka, who was the first Maui-born circuit court judge with jurisdiction over Maui, Molokai and Lanai, lives in Honolulu and received his LL.B. from Baylor Law in 1940.
Baylor Law School held its winter commencement on Feb. 4, 2012, at First Baptist Church, Waco. Professor Matt Cordon delivered a fabulous commencement speech. Dustin Troy Lucas, the highest ranking student in the graduating class, delivered student remarks. Hooding the graduates were David Guinn, Master Teacher and the Lyndon L. Olson and William A. Olson Professor of Local Government and Constitutional Law, and James Wren, associate professor of law. Brittney Denise Johnson, who receiveed her law degree during commencement, delivered the invocation.