Baylor Law Justice-in-Residence, Jan Patterson, Supports Recent Graduates

January 25, 2017

Baylor Law Justice-in-Residence, Jan Patterson, Supports Recent Graduates

Collage of Justice Jan Patterson and her legacy students

WACO, Texas -

Baylor Law's Justice-in-Residence, Jan Patterson, has administered the State Bar of Texas oath to over 150 recent Baylor Law graduates.

Recently, Justice Patterson shared her time with two recent graduates in Hays County.

"What a pleasure it was to spend the Monday morning after Thanksgiving at the courthouse in San Marcos in Hays County with our remarkable recent grads Erika Price and Ariane Flores," said Justice Patterson.

During Justice Patterson's visit, Price, who was recently promoted to felony prosecutor in the District Attorney's Office, was selecting a jury. Justice Patterson administered the State Bar of Texas oath to Flores who is starting her career as a prosecutor in the Hays County District Attorney's Office. Flores was joined by her family, fellow prosecutors, judges, and the District Attorney's staff for this special memory.

Justice Patterson has also administered the oath to recent graduates Michael Moline, Jared Horton, and Alexander Athanason on the Umphrey Bridge outside of Baylor Law School.

Ariane Flores poses with Judge Patterson in a photo
Ariane Flores
Headshot of Michael Moline
Michael Moline
Image of Jared Horton and his family
Jared Horton
Candid photo of Alexander Athanason
Alexander Athanason

CONTACT: Berkley Knas, Alumni Relations

Established in 1857, Baylor Law School was one of the first law schools in Texas and one of the first west of the Mississippi River. Today, the school has more than 7,400 living alumni. It is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Baylor Law School has a record of producing outstanding lawyers, many of whom decide upon a career in public service. The Law School boasts two governors, members or former members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, two former directors of the FBI, U.S. ambassadors, federal judges, justices of the Texas Supreme Court and members of the Texas Legislature, among its notable alumni. In its law specialties rankings, U.S. News & World Report ranked Baylor Law's trial advocacy program as #4 in the nation. Baylor Law School is also ranked #55 in the magazine's 2017 edition of "America's Best Graduate Schools." The National Jurist ranks Baylor Law as one of the "Best School for Practical Training," and #4 in the nation in its most recent "Best Law School Facilities" listing. The Business Insider places Baylor Law among the top 50 law schools in the nation. Baylor Law School received the 2015 American Bar Association Pro Bono Publico Award, making it only the third law school in the nation to be honored with the award since the award's inception in 1984.

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