Baylor Law School Grads to Receive Degrees Nov. 8

Nov. 5, 1997

by Alan Hunt

Eleven graduates of Baylor University School of Law are scheduled to receive juris doctor degrees during commencement ceremonies at 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 8, in the Barfield Drawing Room of the Bill Daniel Student Center.

Keynote speaker will be Darrell Keith, a 1970 Baylor law graduate, who was selected by the graduating class to deliver the commencement address.

Keith, a trial attorney, has established a distinguished record in medical and professional malpractice litigation. He was among the first trial lawyers in Texas to obtain a million dollar jury verdict and a million dollar settlement for clients in medical malpractice cases. Since then, he has duplicated these achievements many times, including several verdicts, judgments and settlements in excess of $10 million.

He serves as a lecturer in law on the adjunct faculty at Baylor Law School in law and medicine and health care litigation courses. Keith practices in Fort Worth with the law firm of Darrell Keith, P.C. One of his associates, his daughter Courtney, graduated from Baylor Law School in 1993.

Diplomas will be presented during the program by Law Dean Brad Toben, who serves as the Governor Bill and Vara Faye Daniel Professor of Law.

The honor of hooding the graduates will go to David M. Guinn, who serves as the Louise L. Morrison Professor of Constitutional Law and Master Teacher, and Brian J. Serr, professor of law. The invocation will be given by William Underwood, Senior Baylor Counsel and professor of law.

After the ceremony, a reception for the graduates and their guests will be hosted by the Baylor Law Alumni Association in the White Beckham Room at the Bill Daniel Student Center.

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