Former FBI Head to Address Baylor Law Grads Feb. 6

Jan. 28, 1999

by Alan Hunt

Former FBI Director William S. Sessions will be the keynote speaker at Baylor University School of Law's commencement ceremony in Miller Chapel at 10 a.m. Saturday,

Feb. 6. Thirty-seven Baylor law students are scheduled to graduate.

A 1958 Baylor law graduate, Sessions is also a former U.S. District Court Judge. He practiced law in Waco from 1959 until the summer of 1969, as a partner of the law firm of Haley, Fulbright, Winneford, Sessions & Bice. In 1987, President Ronald Reagan appointed Sessions the fourth director of the FBI. He served as head of the Bureau until the end of summer 1993. He currently practices law with his son, Lewis, a 1978 Baylor law graduate, in San Antonio.

Sessions has received numerous honors and awards during his legal career. He was named Baylor Lawyer of the Year in 1988 and also received the Baylor Distinguished Alumni Award.

Diplomas will be presented at the commencement ceremony by Law School Dean Brad Toben, assisted by Leah Jackson, associate dean. The honor of hooding the graduates will be go to Professor Ron Beal and Professor Louis Muldrow. The invocation will be given by Professor and Master Teacher David Guinn.

Following the ceremony, a reception for the graduates and their guests will be hosted by the Baylor Law Alumni Association in the Barfield Drawing Room of the Bill Daniel Student Center.

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