Baylor Law Notice on Academic Continuity

March 11, 2020

Baylor Law Notice on Academic Continuity, March 11, 2020


As a follow-up to the announcement from Baylor University’s Dr. Livingstone today, Baylor Law will begin implementation of virtual/online classes as early as Monday, March 16th. Classes will not be held at the Umphrey Law Center until at least April 6th.

Further information on internal competitions, Professional Development Programming, and other events will be forthcoming.

Additional Baylor Law-specific information will be available as well at

As of today, March 11th, 2020, information is known about the following events:

  • Faegre Drinker Spring Moot Court Post-Break Rounds – Canceled
  • Student Award Ceremony (Scheduled for April 1) – Canceled. Awards will be distributed separately.

Students: please check Canvas and your Baylor email often for updates on other events and when your scheduled classes will begin virtually.

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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