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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Baylor University School of Law’s Veterans Clinic continues its Veterans Day commemorations by honoring attorneys Lori Krasienko and Carlie C. Gause with its Veterans Clinic Advocate of the Year Awards.
To celebrate 100 years of offering the most intense advocacy training program in the nation, Baylor Law has announced a series of opportunities for the Baylor Law family to ‘celebrate’ its nationally recognized Practice Court program.
Multiple years of technology modernization efforts by our I.T. team, and planning for what-if strategies to wargame potential scenarios prior to the pandemic, has allowed Baylor Law to continue its rigorous academic programming.
Baylor Law currently has 16 active, reserve, and veteran members of three different branches of the U.S. military. we are deeply proud of our veterans and service members throughout the year, but on this Veterans Day, we publicly honor our military students and celebrate those who have dedicated their time and talents to protect and defend our Constitutional Republic and freedom across the globe.
Professor of Law Gerald Powell (JD '77) was honored with the 2020 Outstanding Mentor Award by the Waco-McLennan County Young Lawyers Association (WMCYLA) at a surprise presentation during the October 23rd Practice Court class.
Lone Star Legal Aid, a nonprofit law firm focused on advocacy on behalf of low-income and underserved populations in Texas, has awarded Baylor Law their 2020 Pro Bono Excellence Award, in appreciation of “extraordinary efforts to ensure access to the legal system for low-income residents in multiple Texas Counties.” This is Baylor Law’s 14th Award for Access to Justice and Pro Bono Services since 2010.
The Baylor Law Veterans Clinic has announced that for the ninth consecutive year, it will offer free estate planning for veterans and their spouses in Central Texas to commemorate Veterans Day. Space is limited and is available by appointment only from Monday, November 2, through Friday November 6, 2020.
Dallas attorney, and the 2019 Baylor Lawyer of the Year, Lewis R. Sifford, JD '72, has been named recipient of the 2020 Morris Harrell Professionalism Award. The award is presented annually by the Dallas Bar Association and the Texas Center for Legal Ethics to exceptional attorneys who best exemplify professional traits that other attorneys admire and should strive to emulate.
In response to the demand from well-qualified applicants, Baylor Law is pleased to announce it will add a Spring cohort to its Executive LL.M. in Litigation Management. With a full Fall cohort now underway, the addition of an annual Spring cohort will allow more lawyers to join this elite network of candidates.
Walt Shelton, Adjunct Professor of Law and one of the most-read faith columnists in Texas, will celebrate the release his latest book of meditations, The Daily Practice of Life: Practical Reflections Toward Meaningful Living on Thursday, October 15th.