Baylor Law Federalist Society to Host Judge Priscilla Owen

October 1, 2018

Baylor Law Federalist Society to Host Judge Priscilla Owen

Dean Brad Toben Will Host a Conversation with Judge Priscilla Owen, Circuit Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

by Kennedy Stovall, Baylor University Student Newswriter


The Federalist Society and Baylor Law will host the Honorable Judge Priscilla Owen at noon on Tuesday, October 2 in Room 127 at Baylor Law. She’ll be interviewed by Dean Brad Toben, and will be discussing her experiences on both the Texas Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Judge Owen received her undergraduate degree from Baylor University, and went on to graduate from Baylor Law. She is currently the United States Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Prior to her position at the Fifth Circuit, Judge Owen was a justice for the Texas Supreme Court. President George W. Bush nominated her in 2001 to succeed Judge William Lockhart Garwood in the Fifth Circuit.

Jacob DeKeraty, Vice President of the Federalist Society at Baylor Law, explaining the honor it is for Judge Owen to return to Baylor Law to speak, stated, "With deep ties to Baylor, and a distinguished record as a jurist, we believe Judge Owen will provide practical and valuable insight to aspiring Baylor lawyers.”

All are welcome to hear Judge Owen speak and participate in the Q&A afterwards. The event is free for all attendees, and Chick-Fil-A sandwiches will be provided. For more information, visit the Baylor Law Federalist Society Facebook Page at

Baylor Law students receive 1 hour of Professional Development credit for attendance.

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