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Jan
30
2018
Baylor Law School Will Teach User Friendly Curriculum, Teaching the Public About Their Legal Rights
Baylor Law will host its annual “People’s Law School” at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10. Attorneys and legal experts will offer 19, free one-hour courses, of which guests can register for three. The courses offered range from family law to consumer rights and many others.
Jan
15
2018
Winners Announced for Baylor Law’s Second Annual National Transactional Law Competition, <i>The Closer</i>
On January 11-14, students from ten of the most accomplished transactional law programs in the country gathered at Baylor Law to participate in the 2018 Transactional Law competition: The Closer.
Jan
9
2018
Baylor Law Faculty Named to AALS Leadership Roles
Several Baylor Law faculty members have been named to key leadership roles in the Association of American Law Schools (AALS), the nation's largest legal education nonprofit dedicated to upholding and advancing excellence in legal education.
Nov
23
2017
Baylor Law Honors Local Attorneys for <i>Pro Bono</i> Service
Baylor Law School recognized retired Air Force Lt. Col. Jack Rochelle and Christie Ryan of Dunnam & Dunnam as its 2017 Advocates of the Year at its Waco-McLennan County Bar Association Veterans Day luncheon on Nov. 10.
Nov
21
2017
Texas Access to Justice Foundation Awards Baylor Law $67,000 Grant for Veterans Clinic
In 2012, Professor Bridget Fuselier founded the Baylor Law Veterans Clinic to serve military veterans and their spouses with their civil legal needs. Now in its fifth year, the Veterans Clinic has provided legal assistance to over 750 veterans in Central Texas.
Nov
17
2017
The Family Awakens: Baylor Law School Hosts 10th Annual McLennan County Adoption Day
Baylor Law School hosted the 10th annual McLennan County Adoption Day on Nov. 17, and the Star Wars theme was a hit for the hundreds of people who attended to celebrate the legal adoptions of 33 children into their new families.
Nov
14
2017
Baylor Law Receives a $60,000 Grant from the Cooper Foundation to Expand Clinical Programs
Baylor Law School plans to expand its clinical programming through its new Trial Advocacy Clinic with a $60,000 grant from the Cooper Foundation of Waco.
Nov
14
2017
Winners of Baylor Law's Regional Ultimate Writer Competition Announced
The winners of Baylor Law's 2017 Ultimate Writer Regional Legal Writing Competition have been announced. Co-sponsored by the Texas Young Lawyers Association, the regional competition is exclusive to Texas law schools. The competition tests competitors’ abilities to review a packet of materials and draft a real-world legal document based on the packet and writing prompt.
Nov
7
2017
Baylor Law No. 1 in July Texas Bar Exam Results
Baylor Law School is again No. 1 among Texas law schools in the state’s bar exam passage rate.
Oct
4
2017
Meet Baylor Law’s First Female Graduate: Emeline Abood Jackson
It’s no secret that the world of law hasn’t always been welcoming to women. At the same time that the women’s suffrage movement was gaining steam at the turn of the 20th century, formal law schools were being created across the nation. Law had been taught at Baylor as early as 1857, making BU the second university west of the Mississippi River to offer law classes, and Baylor Law School built off that with its formal establishment in 1920 — coincidentally, the same year the 19th Amendment granted women the right to vote.
Oct
2
2017
Baylor Law School: Strengthened by Tradition. Refined by Innovation.
One of the hallmarks of Baylor Law School's 160-year existence has been the consistent development of successful Baylor Lawyers. While law schools across the country are beginning to transition to a more practice-focused curriculum, Baylor Law has remained attentive to its students' professional needs since its inception through long-standing programs like Practice Court and a well-rounded curriculum.
Sep
28
2017
Gift from Sherri and Robert Patton Will Enhance Legal Writing and Pro Bono Clinic in Baylor Law School
Baylor University today announced a gift of $2 million from Sherri W. and Robert “Bobby” L. Patton Jr. of Fort Worth that will enhance the legal writing and pro bono programs in the nationally ranked Baylor Law School. Their gift will help underwrite two programs that already distinguish Baylor Law among its peers, while also providing student scholarship assistance.
Sep
25
2017
The Future of Legal Advice is Here: Baylor Law Students and Texas Attorneys Deliver Pro Bono Legal Aid Through E-Portal
Baylor Law has partnered with Naman, Howell, Smith & Lee, PLLC to offer an innovative new kind of pro bono clinic–an “Answer-a-Thon”–using the Texas Legal Answers website of the State Bar of Texas. The purpose of the clinic is threefold: to increase access to justice for low-income Texans; to provide law students with an opportunity to gain practical, real-life experience helping clients and working with experienced attorneys; and to remove barriers to attorneys providing pro bono services.
Sep
18
2017
Baylor Law Immigration Clinic To Host Legal Clinic for DACA Recipients
With the federal government's phasing out of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, the Baylor Law Immigration Clinic offers renewal assistance to those who's DACA status expires on or before March 5, 2018.
Sep
13
2017
Baylor Law Professor Talks DACA on International Radio Program
Baylor Law School Professor Laura Hernandez is an expert on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and the founder of the Baylor Law Immigration Clinic. Professor Hernandez shared her insight on the termination of the program with award-winning journalist Simi Sara on CKNW Newstalk 980 AM's "The Simi Sara Show."
Sep
7
2017
Baylor Law Students Aid Hurricane Victims with Relief Effort
With Texans reeling from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, Baylor Law students are stepping up to help. The flooding and devastation of the hurricane have forced thousands of Texans to evacuate their homes and communities. Baylor Law students, working alongside Lone Star Legal Aid, have organized a fundraiser and donation drive to help their families, friends and neighbors on the Gulf Coast.
Jul
20
2017
Baylor Law Professor Among Faculty Selected as Baylor Fellows
Professor Bridget Fuselier, JD '98, was named among ten faculty members who have been selected to serve as 2017-18 Baylor Fellows because of their excellence in teaching and desire to transform student thinking through innovation.
Jun
30
2017
Baylor Law Professor Bridget Fuselier Honored by the Texas State Bar for Outstanding Service to Veterans
Baylor Law Professor Bridget Fuselier, JD '98, was honored by the Texas Military & Veterans Law Section of the State Bar of Texas with the Colonel Bryan S. Spencer Award during the 2017 State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting. Professor Fuselier founded the Baylor Law Veterans Clinic which helps provide legal assistance to a population of over 16,000 veterans in McLennan County and its surrounding areas.
Jun
13
2017
Baylor Law School Hosts 8th Annual Top Gun National Mock Trial Competition
Hosted annually, Baylor Law's Top Gun National Mock Trial Competition is an innovative, invitation-only mock trial tournament where the single best advocates from some of the top 16 trial advocacy schools go head-to-head for the honor of being named "Top Gun" and a $10,000 prize. Jacob M. Morse of Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, was named the 2017 "Top Gun."
Jun
3
2017
Allison Dickson, JD '07, Named 2017 Young Baylor Lawyer of the Year
Allison Dickson, JD '07 has been named the 2017 Young Baylor Lawyer of the Year during a surprise announcement at her home in Temple, Texas.
May
18
2017
Judge Brad Cates, JD '80, Receives Outstanding Mentor Award
Judge Brad Cates, JD '80, of McLennan County Court at Law No. 2 in Waco, Texas, received the 2017 Outstanding Mentor Award from the Waco-McLennan County Young Lawyers Association (WMCYLA).
May
4
2017
Baylor Law Has Top Bar Pass Rate in Texas
The results of the February 2017 Texas Bar exam have been released and Baylor Law is again No. 1 with an 88.89 percent pass rate. Of the 27 Baylor Law students who took the February 2017 exam, 24 passed – the highest percentage among the nine Texas law schools.
Apr
10
2017
Baylor Law Hosts Viewpoints Panel in Washington, D.C. on Patent Litigation
Held in Washington D.C., three panels of distinguished judges and lawyers engaged in intriguing discussions on emerging trends in intellectual property litigation at Baylor Law's third edition of Viewpoints:™ A Conversation Series.
Apr
10
2017
Baylor Law's Stephen Rispoli Wins the 2017 Outstanding Young Lawyer of McLennan County Award
Stephen Rispoli, BA '09, JD '12, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and Pro Bono Programs at Baylor Law has been named the Outstanding Young Lawyer of McLennan County for 2017.
Mar
15
2017
Baylor Law Ranks #3 in Trial Advocacy, #51 Overall in National U.S. News Rankings
U.S. News & World Report ranked Baylor Law’s highly respected trial advocacy program #3 in the nation. Baylor Law School also ranked #51—a four spot jump from last year—among fully accredited law schools in the "Best Law Schools" category of the magazine's 2018 edition of "Best Graduate Schools."
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