Baylor Law Will Host Fourth Annual Business Law Boot Camp April 28-May 3

April 25, 2019

Baylor Law Will Host Fourth Annual Business Law Boot Camp April 28 - May 3.

National Experts to Teach Students the Essentials of Business Transactions

WACO, Texas -

Baylor Law will hold its fourth annual Business Law Boot Camp from Sunday April 28th through Friday, May 3rd. The Boot Camp is a rigorous course consisting of a series of workshops held between the spring and summer quarters at Baylor Law. Students will delve into the practical aspects of business formation, commercial borrowing, raising capital, trademark and advertising issues, succession planning, selling a business, basic accounting, contract drafting, and negotiation skills. Due to the intensely interactive and hands-on design of the workshops, the Boot Camp is limited to just 24 second- and third-year law students selected through a highly-competitive application process.

In addition to an intensive weeklong series of workshops, Baylor Law students will have the opportunity to attend special networking events and receive professional development and mentoring from some of the nation’s most experienced business lawyers.

The Boot Camp is the brain-child of Elizabeth Miller, who holds the M. Stephen and Alyce A. Beard Chair in Business and Transactional Law. Professor Miller is a highly-sought after expert in business law and routinely teaches continuing legal education programs throughout the country. She is the co-author of a three-volume treatise on Business Organizations, and has served as Chair of the LLCs, Partnerships and Unincorporated Entities Committee of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association as well as the Partnership and Limited Liability Company Law Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. Professor Miller has been involved in the drafting of legislation affecting Texas business organizations for many years and has served in an advisory or membership capacity on the drafting committees for numerous prototypes, models, and uniform statutes and agreements relating to unincorporated business organizations. Professor Miller will be joined by distinguished business experts and transactional lawyers from Texas and other parts of the country to share their knowledge and experience with the students.

This unique opportunity is made possible by the generous support of:

Adjunct Faculty and industry experts who will teach during the week-long Boot Camp:

E. Steve Bolden, Shareholder, Mahomes Bolden P.C.

Rick Brophy, Member and President, Beard Kultgen Brophy Bostwick & Dickson, PLLC

Claudia Coscia, Deputy General Counsel, Bimbo Bakeries USA

Matt Czimskey, Member, Beard Kultgen Brophy Bostwick & Dickson, PLLC

Mollie Duckworth, Partner, Baker Botts

Carmen I. Flores, Director, Business & Public Filings Division, Office of the Secretary of State of Texas

Steven Frost, Retired Partner, Chapman and Cutler LLP

Briana Godbey, Manager, Legal Department of the Business & Public Filings Division, Office of the Secretary of State of Texas

Greg Looser, Co-Founder and Partner, Clarion Ventures, LLC

Tom D. Harris, Partner, Haynes and Boone, LLP

Jennifer Lindsey, Member, Beard Kultgen Brophy Bostwick & Dickson, PLLC

Christina Marshall, Partner, Haynes and Boone, LLP

Bill Shaddock, Owner and Chief Executive Officer, Capital Title of Texas

Sara Wagner, Staff Attorney, Business & Public Filings Division, Office of the Secretary of State of Texas

Paul Williamson, Partner, Burdett, Morgan, Williamson & Boykin, L.L.P

D. Hull Youngblood, Jr., Of Counsel, Ford Murray PLLC

For more information about Baylor Law’s Business Law Boot Camp, please contact Professor Beth Miller at

MEDIA CONTACT: Ed Nelson, Director of Marketing & Communications
PHONE: 254-710-6681

Established in 1857, Baylor Law 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 7,500 living alumni. Accredited by the American Bar Association and a member of the Association of American Law Schools, Baylor Law has a record of producing outstanding lawyers, many of whom decide upon a career in public service. Baylor Law boasts among its notable alumni 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. In its law specialties rankings, U.S. News & World Report ranked Baylor Law’s trial advocacy program as among the best in the nation at No. 2. Baylor Law School also is ranked No. 48 in the magazine’s 2020 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools.” The National Jurist ranks Baylor Law as one of the “Best School for Practical Training” and No. 4 in the nation in its most recent “Best Law School Facilities” listing. 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 its inception in 1984. Learn more at

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