Baylor Law School Awards 35 Juris Doctor Degrees During Summer Commencement

August 14, 2014

WACO, Texas (August 14, 2014) -- Thirty-five Baylor University Law School students were awarded their Juris Doctor degrees during the School’s summer commencement ceremonies.

David M. Guinn, J.D., Baylor Law School Master Teacher and The Lyndon L. Olson and William A. Olson Professor of Local Government and Constitutional Law, gave the keynote address in Waco Hall during the ceremony on Aug. 2.

Guinn, who was named 2013 Baylor Lawyer of the Year, attended Baylor University and majored in political science. He received his J.D. from Baylor School of Law in 1963. After receiving his J.D., Guinn was employed by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission for two years. He then attended the University of Michigan Law School where he received his LL.M. in International Law in 1966 and returned to his alma mater to teach.

Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr, who also serves as Louise L. Morrison Chair of Constitutional Law, awarded the diplomas. He was assisted by Leah Jackson Teague, J.D., associate dean and professor of law, and Angela Russell Cruseturner, assistant dean of career development.

Aimee Martika Raimer, a business litigation student from Montgomery, Texas, and the highest-ranking student in the class, gave the student remarks.

Hooding the graduates were Matthew Cordon, professor of law, director of legal research and associate director of the Law Library; and Luke Meier, professor of law.

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