Baylor Law’s Registrar, Jerri Cunningham, Recognized for Service to the National Network of Law School Officers

April 1, 2021

Baylor Law’s Registrar, Jerri Cunningham, Recognized for Service to the National Network of Law School Officers

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Registrar Jerri Cunningham, after receiving her recognition from the NNLSO.

On Tuesday, March 30th, Jerri Cunningham, Baylor Law’s long-serving registrar, was recognized by the National Network of Law School Officers (NNLSO) for her years of service to the organization. Jerri has served as the Executive Director of NNLSO since 2017. She served as the Assistant Executive Director for nine years prior to assuming the Executive Director role.

“I have had the privilege of working with Jerri for 33 years. She is the embodiment of work ethic, leadership, people skills, and commitment to every institution that she serves,” stated Dean Brad Toben during the recognition ceremony.

In addition to her work with the NNLSO, Jerri volunteers for the Christian Women’s Job Corp of Waco, a faith-based organization that provides free job training and GED classes designed to empower women and foster spiritual, personal, and professional growth.

The NNLSO is a nonprofit, professional organization designed for the educational and professional development of all law school officers. Over 100 of the nation’s top law schools are members of the NNLSO.

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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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