Baylor Law is honored to welcome the Honorable Maurice B Foley, Chief Judge, US Tax Court. Foley will be speaking at Baylor Law’s award-winning professional development program on the importance of lawyers embracing the role of servant leadership on Tuesday, February 11th at 4pm in the Kronzer Courtroom, Room 127. Foley will highlight to Baylor Law students the important role lawyers play in the everyday lives of their clients and communities and emphasize the need to be difference-makers and leaders no matter where their legal career ultimately takes them.
Foley received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Swarthmore College, a Juris Doctor from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley, and a Masters of Law degree in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center. Prior to his appointment to the U.S. Tax Court, he was an attorney for the Legislation and Regulations Division of the Internal Revenue Service, Tax Counsel for the United States Senate Committee on Finance, and Deputy Tax Legislative Counsel in the U.S. Treasury's Office of Tax Policy. Foley also serves an adjunct professor at both the University of Colorado and University of Baltimore Schools of Law.
“At Baylor Law we strive to ensure that our students graduate with an understanding of their professional obligation to protect our system of justice and to seek and accept leadership positions within their communities,” stated Associate Dean Leah Teague who added, “it is an honor to have Chief Judge Foley come and reiterate these same themes to our future Baylor Lawyers.”
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