The movie “12 Mighty Orphans,” tells the true story of the Mighty Mites, the Depression-era football teams from the Masonic Home and School of Texas. This inspiring true story is of particular interest to those associated with Baylor University and Baylor Law: Judge Abner Vernon McCall, who served as the Dean of the law school for eleven years beginning in 1948 was one of the Mighty Mites.
The Texas Chapters of the American Board of Trial Advocates (TEX-ABOTA) has selected Baylor Lawyer and Jaworski Fellow Kathryn Snapka (JD ’80) as the 2021 Trial Lawyer of the Year. Snapka will receive her award on Saturday, October 30th at the TEX-ABOTA Annual Dinner in Santa Fe.
Baylor Law 3L Tara Smith was recently awarded the State Bar of Texas Tax Section annual scholarship. Smith graduates from Baylor Law and plans to take the bar in July. She has accepted an offer from the IRS Office of Chief Counsel and will work in the Large and International Business Division in Dallas.
Members of Baylor Law’s Black Law Student Association along with fellow students, faculty, and staff celebrated Juneteenth with an informal gathering and information sharing session on Friday, June 18, 2021.
Baylor Law’s Professor Jerry Powell (JD ’77) has been selected by the Texas Young Lawyers Association to receive the 2020 Outstanding Mentor of Texas award for his tireless dedication to training, mentoring, and guiding young lawyers.
Following two years as an Acting Assistant Professor of Lawyering at NYU School of Law, Prof. Chris Jaeger joined the Baylor Law faculty in the Summer Quarter 2021. In addition to continuing his research, Jaeger will be teaching Contracts I and II.
Zoe Appler of Chicago-Kent College of Law was crowned the winner of Baylor Law’s 2021 edition of the Top Gun National Mock Trial Competition, narrowly defeating Jenna Forster of the University of California Berkeley School of Law.
Baylor Law’s Top Gun National Mock Trial Competition is the most challenging mock trial competition in the country. The invitation-only tournament, now in its 12th year, pits the best advocates from 16 trial advocacy schools against one another in a head-to-head, winner-takes-all tournament, that will be held June 4-6 at Baylor Law.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.