News: Faculty and Staff

Jun
21
2021
Kathryn Snapka, Baylor Lawyer and Jaworski Fellow, Honored as Trial Lawyer of the Year by TEX-ABOTA
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.
Jun
18
2021
Baylor Law Student Tara Smith Awarded  State Bar of Texas Tax Section Annual Scholarship
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.
Jun
18
2021
Baylor Law’s Black Law Student Association Remembers Juneteenth
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.
Jun
17
2021
Professor Gerald Powell, JD ’77, Recognized by the Texas Young Lawyers Association as Mentor of the Year.
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.
Jun
16
2021
Baylor Law Welcomes Professor Chris Jaeger
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.
Jun
14
2021
Baylor Law’s Jenny Branson named the 2021 Outstanding Young Lawyer of McLennan County
Assistant Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Jenny Branson was selected by the Waco-McLennan County Young Lawyers Association (WMCYLA) as the Outstanding Young Lawyer of McLennan County for 2021.
Jun
11
2021
Kinsey Lakey Is Baylor Law's Spring 2021 'Mad Dog' Champion
Baylor Law student Kinsey Lakey is the latest Baylor Law School 'Mad Dog,' after winning the Spring 2021 Mad Dog Mock Trial Competition. Fellow student Nicho Stevens was the finalist.
Jun
8
2021
Zoe Appler of Chicago-Kent College of Law Wins the 12th Annual Top Gun National Mock Trial Competition
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.
Jun
2
2021
Baylor Law Welcomes 16 Schools to the 12th Annual Top Gun National Mock Trial Competition
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.
May
26
2021
44th Annual General Practice Institute
The 44th Annual General Practice Institute is a special online CLE program designed to provide important updates, review recent developments, and discuss current legal issues which are immediately relevant to many general practice areas. Presented by Baylor Law and CLEonline.com, and in conjunction with the General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section of the State Bar of Texas, this course features streaming video and audio presentations from Baylor Law's CLE seminar on May 20, 2021.
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
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.
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