News: Current Students

May
11
2021
Baylor Law’s Transactional Law Program Hosts 2021 Business Law Boot Camp
The Business Law Boot Camp is an intensive week-long program that provides Baylor Law students with a practical overview of several areas of law that are integral to corporate and transactional practice. Now in its sixth year, the Business Law Boot Camp covers a number of substantive areas and skills with the content woven into the context of real-world experiences and delivered by distinguished transactional lawyers from around the country.
Apr
29
2021
2021 Spring Commencement Ceremony
Baylor Law's Spring 2021 Commencement ceremony takes place May 1, 2021 at 10:00am CST. Click here to view the livestream beginning at 9:45am.
Apr
27
2021
Baylor Law’s Legal Clinics Declare May First Responders Month
"Protecting the Assets of those who protect us." During the month of May, Baylor Law’s Legal Clinics are honoring the hard work, dedication, and sacrifice of McLennan County’s law enforcement, firefighters, and emergency medical services by providing free simple estate planning services for active or retired full-time first responders and their spouses.
Apr
26
2021
Baylor Law’s Trial Advocacy Teams Wrap Up 2020-21 Mock Trial Season with Impressive Showings
On April 10th, Baylor Law finished 3rd in the National Trial Competition sponsored by the Texas Young Lawyers Association and the American College of Trial Lawyers. This was Baylor Law’s second straight ‘final-four’ showing at this national tournament. Then, on Sunday, April 18th, another Baylor Law team took home championship rings for their first-place win at the Trials and Tribulations mock trial tournament. Rounding out the month of April, a third mock trial team made it all the way to the championship round and finished second at the invitation-only Puerto Rico Trial Advocacy Competition hosted by the Inter American University School of Law.
Apr
20
2021
Avery Rios of Texas Tech University School of Law Takes Top Prize in Baylor Law’s The Paper Chase Legal Writing Competition
Baylor Law is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 The Paper Chase Legal Writing Competition, the most competitive legal writing contest in Texas. The Paper Chase is hosted by Baylor Law and entrants are judged by members of the Texas Young Lawyer Association (TYLA). FVF Law generously sponsors the competition’s prizes.
Apr
1
2021
Baylor Law’s Registrar, Jerri Cunningham, Recognized for Service to the National Network of Law School Officers
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.
Mar
31
2021
Baylor Law Announces Participation in ‘Giving Day, 2021’
Baylor Giving Day is a university-wide, 24-hour fundraising event scheduled to be held on April 14, 2021. Baylor Giving Day provides alumni, parents, friends, faculty, staff, and students an opportunity to be a part of Baylor’s future and impact existing and new programs, student scholarships and priority funds across the University.
Mar
29
2021
Baylor Law Moot Court Teams Take ‘Most Outstanding Law School Award’ at John R. Brown National Admiralty Law Moot Court Competition
Grant Jones & Caroline Lowery advanced to the final round of the competition, finishing in 2nd place. Brief writer Elizabeth Allen was awarded Best Petitioner’s Brief. A second Baylor Law team, Sarah Cureton and Asher Miller, advanced to the quarterfinals, and was named Second Best Oral Advocacy Team. Asher was named the Second-Best Advocate of the competition.
Mar
26
2021
William de los Santos Wins Baylor Law’s 2021 Ultimate Writer Competition
The legal writing team at Baylor Law is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Ultimate Writer Legal Writing Competition. First-place winner: William de los Santos; Second Place: Grace Bregard; Third Place: Catherine Helm; and Honorable Mentions: Timothy Phillips and Tom Evans
Mar
25
2021
Jean-Marie Anderson and Christine Barfield Win Baylor Law's 2021 Faegre Drinker Spring Moot Court Competition
Baylor Law’s annual Faegre Drinker Spring Moot Court Competition ended on Monday, March 22nd with students Jean-Marie Anderson and Christine Barfield taking the top spots!
Mar
17
2021
Baylor Law Transactional Teams Take Two Big Wins to Start Competitive Season
Baylor Law’s transactional teams are competing against teams from strong traditional transactional programs and shaking up the competitive landscape... recently taking the top spots at both the Duke Interscholastic Transactional Law Competition and 2021 UCLA Transactional Law Competition.
Mar
2
2021
Baylor Law team Wins National Championship at Conrad B. Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition
Baylor Law students Caitlin Huettemann and Lexi Winter, along with their brief writer, Alejandra Garcia Castro, took top honors at the 29th annual Conrad B. Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition, February 27 through March 1, 2021.
Feb
26
2021
Baylor Law Welcomes Susan Eisenhower to Discuss ‘How Ike Led, Leadership Lessons from our 34th President’
Renowned author, speaker, policy analyst, and granddaughter of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Susan Eisenhower, will share her insight on the principles behind the decision-making process of one of America’s greatest leaders on Friday March 3, at Baylor Law. Ms. Eisenhower will be Interviewed by renowned attorney and author Talmage Boston, during this free, virtual event.
Feb
22
2021
Baylor Law Confers LL.M. Degrees of Its  Second Graduating Class
On February 8, 2021, Baylor Law awarded LL.M. degrees to the second graduating class of its Executive LL.M. in Litigation Management. This graduating cohort was composed of 15 legal professionals who serve as senior partners, trial consultants, general counsel and litigation leaders from prestigious companies and law firms around the country.
Feb
10
2021
The Paper Chase Legal Writing Competition Returns with $7k in Prize Money on the Line
Baylor Law is pleased to announce the Fifth Annual The Paper Chase Legal Writing Competition. The competition is the premier legal writing competition in Texas and winners receive bragging rights as well as cash prizes, sponsored by FVF Law, totaling $7,000.
Feb
1
2021
2021 People’s Law School at Baylor Law Makes Legal Issues Clear and Accessible
The People's Law School at Baylor Law will return for its 16th consecutive year on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021 in an all-virtual format. Each People's Law course will be taught by a Baylor Law professor or licensed attorney. Register and view the complete course list at www.baylor.edu/law/PLS.
Jan
28
2021
Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and Pro Bono Programs Stephen Rispoli’s Statement on Proposed Rule 6.05
I write to encourage you to vote to adopt Proposed Rule 6.05 of the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct. As you know, our current Texas conflicts rule requires that each lawyer ensure that there is not a conflict with a potential client before meeting with the potential client to learn about the situation and give advice and counsel. However, this sound rule does have an unintended consequence. The rule poses a particular hardship for law school clinics and pro bono providers across the state who have walk-in clients
Jan
27
2021
Baylor Law’s Executive LL.M. in Litigation Management Announces New National Advisory Panel
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.
Jan
25
2021
The R. Matt Dawson Endowed Lecture Series Welcomes Richard Susskind
On Jan. 29, Richard Susskind, President of the Society for Computers and Law, a best-selling author, futurist, legal tech expert, and adviser to major law firms and national governments, will discuss how lawyers may prepare for the disruption brought by technology, costs, and competition to litigation and advocacy. He will share how lawyers can adapt to new and evolving technologies radically changing the litigation landscape. REGISTER TODAY!
Jan
19
2021
Winners Announced for <em>The Closer</em>, Baylor Law's Elite National Transactional Law Competition
On Sunday, January 17th, Floy Gaidarski, of SMU Dedman School of Law, and Preston Chaffee, of University of San Diego School of Law, were named the winners of the 2021 The Closer Competition, the most challenging transactional law competition in the country. Runners up for this year's competition were Madalyn Clary of Indiana University Maurer School of Law, and Jacob Landsberg of University of Oregon School of Law.
Jan
14
2021
A Conversation With the Godfather
Dean Brad Toben and Professor David Guinn discuss Professor Guinn's 50 years of teaching Constitutional Law, highlighting landmark United States Supreme Court decisions that have impacted our society and the practice of law.
Jan
13
2021
Celebrating 100 Years of Practice Court
Since its inception over a century ago, the bedrock of Baylor Law’s Practice Court Program has been a commitment to preparing Baylor Lawyers for excellence in the practice of advocacy, precise knowledge of evidence and procedure, and the highest degree of professional conduct. This is our story.
Jan
8
2021
The Fifth Annual <em>The Closer</em> Transactional Law Competition: A Unique Experience for Law School Students to Compete to Close the Deal
The fifth annual The Closer transactional law competition will see students from the nation’s top transactional law programs vying for a total of $10,000 in cash prizes and bragging rights as a top closer.
Dec
15
2020
Texas Opportunity & Justice Incubator Selects Baylor Lawyer, Joshua Weaver (JD ’15) as New Director
Baylor Lawyer Joshua Weaver (JD ’15) has been selected as director of the Texas Opportunity & Justice Incubator (TOJI). Weaver, an attorney, entrepreneur, and former Baylor Law employee, took the reins of the State Bar of Texas program in November.
Nov
23
2020
Baylor Law’s Commitment to Adoption Day Continues
Even in our current COVID environment, nothing could stop the commitment of the Baylor Law Public Interest Legal Society and Professor of Law Bridget Fuselier to continue to celebrate McLennan County’s Adoption Day on Friday, November 2oth.
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