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Jan
27
2020
Winners of Baylor Law's Fourth Annual Transactional Law Competition, The Closer, Announced
On January 17-19, students from ten of the best transactional law programs in the country gathered at Baylor Law to participate in the most challenging transactional law competition in the country. Carolyn Griffith from Indiana University Maurer School of Law and Allyson Fleming from The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law were named the winners.
Jan
14
2020
Tori Coates Is Baylor Law’s Fall 2019 'Mad Dog' Champion
Baylor Law student Tori Coates has been named the most recent Baylor Law 'Mad Dog,' after winning the Fall 2019 Mad Dog Mock Trial Competition. Fellow student Josh Dinsmore was the finalist.
Dec
17
2019
Winter Naturalization Clinic at Baylor Law Saves Legal Permanent Residents over $35,000 in Legal Fees
On Saturday, December 7, fifteen (15) central Texas residents were able to participate in Baylor Law’s third-ever Naturalization Clinic to assist lawful permanent residents (green-card holders) complete the necessary documentation to file for Naturalization, the process of becoming a U.S. citizen.
Dec
4
2019
Texas Access to Justice Foundation Recognition During The November Baylor-Oklahoma Football Game
During Texas Veterans Legal Aid Week, the Texas Access to Justice Foundation and the Baylor Law Veterans Clinic were recognized during a special presentation held during the second quarter of the Baylor vs. Oklahoma football game on Saturday, November 16 in Waco.
Nov
25
2019
Baylor Law Students Get Unique Access to Federal Judges during ‘Clerkship Weekend 2019’
Baylor Law hosted its Fourth Annual Judicial Reception as part of its ‘Clerkship Weekend’. The event, which is attended each year by judges from the federal bench, provides a unique opportunity for current students to interact and network with judges and their clerks while learning about the benefits of becoming a clerk.
Nov
13
2019
Baylor Law Honored to Participate in Texas Veterans Legal Aid Week
During the week of November 10-16, veterans across Texas can receive free legal help as part of Texas Veterans Legal Aid Week coordinated by the Texas Access to Justice Foundation. Baylor Law’s Veterans Clinic is honored to participate and will be hosting a free legal advice clinic for veterans and their spouses this week.
Oct
30
2019
Baylor Law First in Texas Bar Passage Rate
Results of the July 2019 Texas Bar exam show that 86 out of 92 first-time test takers from Baylor Law passed the bar exam, a 93.48% pass rate - the highest in Texas.
Oct
24
2019
During <em>Pro Bono</em> Week, Baylor Law Faculty and Staff Honored as <em>Solid Gold Neighbors</em> for Commitment to Quality of Life in Central Texas
Baylor Law, with its unwavering commitment to public service and community engagement, in partnership with Baylor University’s Office of External Affairs, celebrated Pro Bono week by shining a spotlight on the outstanding work of faculty and staff who volunteer their professional expertise at Baylor Law Clinics and other community-focused programs throughout the year. Seven faculty and staff were presented with ‘Solid Gold Neighbor’ Awards.
Sep
25
2019
Professor Jim Wren Named the Leon Jaworski Chair of Practice & Procedure at Baylor Law
On Monday, September 16, Dean Brad Toben announced to faculty that Professor James (Jim) Wren has been named the Leon Jaworski Chair of Practice & Procedure at Baylor Law. The Chair was previously held by Baylor Law luminaries Matt “Mad Dog” Dawson, Louis Muldrow, and Bill Underwood.
Sep
13
2019
Dual Degreed: Erika Griffin Thrives in Healthcare Law and Administration
Erika Griffin, a twenty-eight-year-old 3L is blazing a new trail at Baylor Law. Griffin will be the first student in Baylor’s Dual-Degree program to simultaneously complete the Law School’s Healthcare Law Professional Track and the Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a specialization in healthcare administration at the Hankamer School of Business.
Sep
3
2019
Professor Robert P. George to Speak at Baylor Law on the Constitution and Civic Virtue in an Environment of Partisanship and Incivility
Professor Robert P. George, the McCormick professor of jurisprudence and director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University, will deliver the lecture at the fifth annual John and Marie Chiles 'Starr Federalist Papers Lecture Series,' from 4 to 5pm on September 18, 2019, in the Jim Kronzer Appellate Advocacy Classroom & Courtroom, Room 127, at Baylor Law.
Aug
29
2019
Baylor Law Takes Top Spot at E. Earle Zehmer National Workers’ Compensation Moot Court Competition
Baylor Law has started the 2019-2020 competition year off with a bang with a win in the 31st Annual E. Earle Zehmer Workers' Compensation Moot Court Competition. Baylor Law has now won the Zehmer Competition two years in a row.
Aug
28
2019
Baylor Law Incoming Class of 2022 Ends Orientation with Multiple Community Service Projects
On Friday, August 23, more than 100 incoming Baylor Law students volunteered with local multiple local nonprofits throughout the Waco area.
Aug
21
2019
Taylor A. McConnell, JD ’19, Veteran and Mad Dog Competition Winner, Most Recent Student to Be Designated a Leadership Fellow at Baylor Law
Baylor Law School student, U.S. Army veteran, and Spring 2018 Mad Dog Competition Winner, Taylor A. McConnell, has been designated a Leadership Fellow at Baylor Law.
Aug
12
2019
Law Review Article Written by Third-Year Baylor Law Student Juan Antonio Solis Cited in Motion for Rehearing Before the TX Supreme Court
Juan Antonio Solis’ Closing the Door on Fraud Plaintiffs: Carduco’s Effect on Claims for Fraudulent Inducement in Texas, published in the Baylor Law Review in the Spring of 2019, cited in a Motion for Rehearing before the Supreme Court of Texas.
Jul
15
2019
Baylor Law Again Ranks Highly in Law School Graduates Hiring Report
Baylor Law’s 2018 class ranks 21st in the nation for employment according to an analysis of American Bar Association (ABA) data by Law.com. Almost 85% of the 2018 graduates from Baylor Law were employed in what is considered the "gold standard" category of positions requiring a bar license roughly 10 months after finishing their studies.
Jul
9
2019
Baylor Law mourns the passing of Legal Aid legend Bill Kimble (J.D. ’69)
William “Bill” Kimble of Waco, Texas, passed away on June 14th, 2019. He was born on September 14th, 1945, in Uvalde, Texas, to Gussie and Paul Kimble. He graduated from Baylor University with his Bachelor of Arts in 1967 and his Juris Doctor in 1969 and worked for more than 25 years at Lone Star Legal Aid, where he dedicated his life to providing legal representation, education, and advocacy to underserved communities in Texas.
Jun
27
2019
Engineering and the Law: A Powerful Combination Creates a Unique Case File for Top Gun X
Baylor University School of Engineering Professor Joe Donndelinger used his extensive engineering and design experience to create a realistic analysis of the design of a bike part and 3D printed pieces for use by advocates throughout the Top Gun X National Mock Trial Competition.
Jun
21
2019
Waco City Councilman Dillon Meek named the 2019  Baylor Young Lawyer of the Year
Waco attorney and District IV Waco City Councilman Dillon Meek has been named Baylor's Young Lawyer of the Year. Meek received the award from Baylor Law Dean Brad Toben at the City Council meeting at Waco Convention Center's Bosque Theater, on Tuesday, June 18th.
Jun
19
2019
Waco Tribune - Veterans’ Voices: Arthur Stelley
The Waco Tribune highlights the life of veteran, and Baylor Lawyer, Arthur Stelley (J.D. '49).
Jun
17
2019
Assistant Dean Stephen Rispoli Honored with  State Bar of Texas 2019 Pro Bono Coordinator Award
Stephen Rispoli, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and Pro Bono Programs at Baylor Law has been awarded the Pro Bono Coordinator of the Year Award by the State Bar of Texas, an honor presented to an individual who has made an exceptional contribution to the delivery of, and access to, legal services for the poor.
Jun
14
2019
Tatiana Terry of Campbell Law School Wins the 2019 Top Gun National Mock Trial Competition
Tatiana Terry of Campbell University’s Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law was declared the winner of “Top Gun X,” Baylor Law’s special tenth anniversary edition of the Top Gun National Mock Trial Competition.
Jun
6
2019
Baylor Lawyer AJ Jameel Leads the Way in Billion Dollar Esports Industry
Recent Baylor Law graduate AJ Jameel, JD ’19, is the first
Baylor Lawyer in history to graduate with the ambition of being an “esports attorney.” - an exciting new industry with a desperate need for legal counsel.
May
16
2019
Judge Vik Deivanayagam, JD '93, Receives Outstanding Mentor Award
Judge Vikram ‘Vik’ Deivanayagam, J.D. ’93, of McLennan County Court at Law in Waco, was honored with the 2019 Outstanding Mentor Award by the Waco-McLennan County Young Lawyers Association. Other Baylor Lawyers among those honored by McLennan County Young Lawyers Association.
May
15
2019
Baylor Law’s Legal Clinics Declare  May <em>First Responders Month</em>
Baylor Law’s legal clinics are honoring the hard work, dedication, and sacrifices of McLennan County’s law enforcement, firefighters, and emergency medical services by providing free estate planning services for active or retired full-time first responders and their spouses.
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