News: Faculty and Staff

Oct
21
2021
Judge K. Nicole Mitchell Named the 2021 Young Baylor Lawyer of the Year
Judge K. Nicole Mitchell (JD, '06), United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Texas, has been named the 2021 Young Baylor Lawyer of the Year. Dean Brad Toben publicly announced Judge Mitchell's honor at the 24th Annual Eastern District of Texas Bench Bar Conference in October.
Oct
13
2021
Baylor University Bookstore Will Host Book Signing for Professor Walt Shelton During Homecoming Weekend
The Baylor University Bookstore will host an in-store book signing event on Friday, October 15th from 4 to 6 pm for visitors to meet and have books signed by Walt Shelton, Adjunct Professor at Baylor Law and one of the most-read faith columnists in Texas.
Oct
12
2021
Baylor Law Announces Teams Selected to Compete in The Closer 2022 Transactional Law Competition
Baylor University School of Law has announced the 14 law schools that will participate in the sixth annual The Closer Transactional Law Competition in January 2022. The Closer is a highly selective competition with invitations extended to law schools whose programming demonstrates a commitment to excellence in practical transactional law training.
Oct
8
2021
Baylor Law Professor Leah Teague Appears on EdUp Legal Podcast
Baylor Law’s Director of Business Law Programs and Leadership Development, Professor Leah Teague, was recently interviewed by Dean Patricia Roberts of St. Mary’s Law School for the EdUp Legal Podcast. The duo discussed Professor Teague’s work in creating a national movement of intentional leadership development in law schools.
Oct
6
2021
Baylor Law Celebrates Wellness Week 2021
The week of October 4 – 10 has been designated ‘Law Student Mental Health Week’ by the ABA Law Student Division and the ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs. To celebrate, Baylor Law has scheduled several events for student.
Oct
4
2021
Baylor Law Hosts Another Successful Criminal Law Bootcamp
Award-winning prosecutor, successful author, and Baylor Law adjunct professor Richard Alpert led another successful Criminal Law Boot Camp for Baylor Law students. Baylor Law’s unique Bootcamp exposes students to the legal, practical, and ethical Challenges faced by prosecutors and defense Attorneys in Criminal Practice.
Oct
1
2021
Gender, Race and Justice: The Future of American Policing
On Thursday evening, September 23, Baylor Law and Baylor University’s ‘Baylor in Washington’ program, hosted a special event to discuss a variety of current and future issues within the American policing system.
Sep
30
2021
Baylor Law Professor Laura Hernández to Participate in Immigration Discussion at the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum
On Tuesday, October 5th at 7 pm, Professor Laura Hernández, a leading authority on immigration law and civil rights actions, will join a distinguished panel of policy experts at the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum’s Civil Discourse Series on U.S. Immigration Policy.
Sep
28
2021
Michaelina Sirkel and Amanda Hildebrand Take Top Spots in  Baylor Law's 2021 Dawson & Sodd Fall Moot Court Competition
Baylor Law School's annual Dawson & Sodd, LLP Moot Court Competition, a week-long intramural event held every fall, ended on Monday, September 27th, with students Michaelina Sirkel and Amanda Hildebrand winning the top spots. The team of Victor Jarvis and Hope Burkhalter took 2nd place.
Sep
17
2021
Baylor Law Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month
September 15th marked the start of Hispanic Heritage month, a four-week cultural celebration that runs through October 15th. To celebrate, Baylor Law’s Hispanic Law Student Association (HALSA) is hosting several events for the Baylor Law community to shed light on the contributions that the Hispanic and Latino cultures have brought to the United States.
Sep
8
2021
Baylor Law Secures Another Two-Year, $135,000 Grant from the Texas Access to Justice Foundation to Support the Veterans Clinic
The Texas Access to Justice Foundation has announced its continued support of Baylor Law’s Veterans Clinic program. This grant allows Baylor Law and its Veterans Clinic to continue its monthly clinical program for local veterans to receive legal advice and counsel from faculty and local attorneys with assistance from law students.
Sep
7
2021
The Passing of Walter Umphrey - A Message From Dean Toben
Walter Umphrey – along with his beloved life partner and best friend, Sheila – have touched a legion of lives for the better. For decades, Walter has been on every listing of “go-to” lawyers by advocating on behalf of those to whom harm had been done, but who otherwise would not have had a champion to represent them in our judicial system.
Aug
16
2021
Baylor Law Welcomes Professor Rachel Kincaid
Rachel Kincaid, former prosecutor at the U.S. Department of Justice and civil rights advocate, has joined the Baylor Law faculty. She is slated to teach criminal law and criminal procedure, and her scholarship focuses on criminal law reform and civil rights.
Aug
3
2021
Changes at Baylor Law
Changes are underway at Baylor Law as the Law School prepares to welcome a highly credentialed fall entering class. Dean Leah Teague (JD ’85) has announced that she is stepping away from her role as Associate Dean to return to a full-time faculty position. Patricia Wilson, a member of Baylor Law’s faculty since 1993, has agreed to serve as Associate Dean, with responsibilities focusing on academic-related matters involving faculty or students.
Jul
29
2021
2021 Summer Commencement Ceremony
Baylor Law's Summer 2021 Commencement ceremony will take place July 31, 2021 at 10:00am CDT at First Baptist Church of Waco. Click here to view the livestream beginning at 9:45am.
Jul
27
2021
Baylor Law’s Connection to ’12 Mighty Orphans’
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.
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.
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