Six To Graduate From Baylor Law School Nov. 8

Oct. 27, 2003

by Alan Hunt

Six graduates of Baylor University School of Law are scheduled to receive juris doctor degrees during commencement ceremonies at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Sheila and Walter Umphrey Law Center on the Baylor campus.

Judge Sam A. Medina of the 237th Judicial District Court of Lubbock County, Texas, will deliver the keynote address for the program in the Jim Kronzer Appellate Advocacy Classroom and Courtroom. Medina's son, Jason, is scheduled to be among the graduates.

Judge Medina, who serves on the Baylor University Board of Regents, is a native of Avondale, Colo., and grew up in Crosbyton, Texas, where he attended high school. He earned a bachelor's degree in education from Texas Tech University in 1973 and taught in the Lubbock Independent School District before enrolling in Texas Tech Law School. He graduated in 1976 and was associated with several Lubbock law firms before joining the 237th District Court.

Diplomas will be presented to the graduates by Dean Brad Toben, The Gov. Bill and Vara Faye Daniel Professor of Law, and Leah W. Jackson, associate dean and professor of law. Hooding the graduates will be William D. Underwood, who serves as The Leon Jaworski Professor of Practice and Procedure, and David M. Guinn, The Louise L. Morrison Professor of Constitutional Law and Master Teacher. The invocation will be given by Melissa A. Essary, professor of law.

After the ceremony, a reception for the graduates and their guests will be hosted by the Baylor Law Alumni Association.

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