Baylor Law’s Executive LL.M. in Litigation Management Announces New National Advisory Panel

January 27, 2021

Baylor Law's Executive LL.M. in Litigation Management Announces New National Advisory Panel

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WACO, Texas -

Baylor Law's Executive LL.M. in Litigation Management leads the field in teaching effective litigation strategy and developing innovative and systematic approaches for lowering and controlling litigation costs. To enhance this expertise, Baylor Law announces the creation of a National Advisory Panel. Comprised of nationally recognized experts, the Panel includes elite trial lawyers representing both sides of the docket, top in-house counsel, judges, and legal technology specialists. This select group will provide guidance on course content, program contributors and topics driving litigation management, ensuring that the program provides the most relevant, value-based content in the country.

"Preserving the 7th Amendment right to trial by jury will require dramatic changes in the way litigation is managed," said Co-Director of Baylor Law's LL.M., Professor Liz Fraley. "Ultimately, no one understands the threats and opportunities facing the legal profession better than this group of experts who have honed their skills and insights on the front lines of today's complex world of litigation," Fraley added.

The first members of the National Advisory Panel are:

Richard Arsenault, Co-founder, Neblett, Beard, & Arsenault, Alexandria, LA

Jayne Conroy, Named Shareholder, Simmons, Hanly, Conroy LLC, New York, NY

Hon. J. Rodney Gilstrap, Judge, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall, TX

Rick Godfrey, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis, LLP, Chicago, IL

Charles E. Harris, Partner, Mayer Brown LLP, Chicago, IL

Susan Raridon Lambreth, Principal, LawVision, Brentwood, TN

Mark Lanier, Partner, The Lanier Firm, Houston, TX

Michael Roster, Former General Counsel, Stanford University, Pasadena, CA

Beth Wilkinson, Partner, Wilkinson Stekloff, New York, NY

The first meeting of the LL.M.'s National Advisory Panel is slated for Friday, January 29, 2021. For more information about the LL.M. in Litigation Management, visit,

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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. It is accredited by the American Bar Association and is 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 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 one of the top 5 in the nation. Baylor Law School is also ranked #50 in the magazine's 2019 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. Learn more at

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