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Without the generous assistance of the Bill and Johnita Jones Scholarship, I simply would not have been able to a end Baylor Law School. I am especially grateful because Baylors emphasis on litigation training has equipped me be er than most young a orneys with the trial skills which will be necessary and heavily utilized during my career as an a orney in the Marine Corps. THANK YOU. Tim Keane, JD 2013 2nd Lieutenant, USMC SERVING OTHERS ........................... A COM MITMENT TO THE FUTUR

V O LU M E 1 2 3 S P R I N G 14 B AY LO R U N I V E R S I T Y S C H O O L O F L AW M A G A Z I N E BAYLOR LAW WHEN WAR CAME TO 6 16 MILITARY INTELLIGENCE SERVING THOSE WHO SERVED 12 BACK IN TIME THE DEAN REMEMBERING 4 Deans Letter 18 Alumni Notes 20 Student Notes 21 Commencement Photos 22 Faculty Notes 23 Obituaries 24 Out Abouts Baylor University School of Law. All Rights Reserved. 26

Docket Call is published by the Baylor University School of Law for its alumni, faculty, staff, students, supporters, and friends. A Message from Dean Toben TH E N E W YE A R IS A TI M E W H EN W E LO O K TOWA RD TH E FUTU RE W ITH H O P E. A S W E GET O LD ER, IT S E A SY FO R TH AT H O P E TO BECO M E A BIT J A D ED BY C I RCUMSTA N C ES FRO M TI M E TO TI M E. BUT O N TH AT SCO RE, IM V ERY BLESSED. IT S I M P OSSI BLE TO BE A NY TH I N G LESS TH A N U P BE AT W H EN E AC H N E W YE A R BRI

enrolling in Baylor Law in 1947 and finally, Matt Mad Dog Dawson LLB 38, who six years out of Law School joined the Navy and came back to Baylor Law in 1971 as director of the Practice Court program. Military veterans always have and continue to find a home at Baylor Law School, and their service to this country is greatly appreciated by all. We by no means fail to take note of our veterans from other wars as we focus on those who fought in WWII. We have focused on WWII as a reminder that the li

Throughout its 156year history, Baylor Law School has been closed by war twice. The first time came during the Civil War. The second time occurred during the conflagration that engulfed most of the world World War II just 23 years after the Law School once again began offering classes on a regular basis in 1920. With students and professors going off to fight in Europe, North A f r i ca a n d t h e Pa c i f i c , a n d t h e f l o w o f f u t u re st u d e nt s e b b i n g as undergraduates al

James W. Wray Jr. JD 47 look at James Wrays midlaw photo in the 1943 Round Up shows a cherubicfaced 21yearold man with a wide smile and even wider glasses. In about 1940, he had enlisted in the U.S. Navys V7 officers program that allowed young men to attend college while on inactive duty. Wray, a native of Waco, went on active duty on Sept. 1, 1943. He would not return to Baylor Law School until 1946. In the 1944 edition of the Round Up, which saluted Baylor Bears past and present who were servi

I n 1942, Hornor Shelton was just like any other undergrad on the Baylor University campus. He spent his time studying, going to chapel, and hanging out at Baylor Drug on the corner of Fifth Street and Speight Avenue. Shelton, who came from nearby Bellmead, planned to go to law school, but he already knew that would have to wait. Shelton had enlisted with the U.S. Marines under an agreement that allowed him to complete a few years of college before being summoned to active duty. In the summer o

Judge James F. Clawson Jr. JD 48 hen Baylor Law School reopened in fall 1946, 23yearold James Clawson was a member of the firstyear class. Clawson, who was born and raised in Flat, Texas, spent the duration of the war stateside as a U.S. Army Air Forces pilot and instructor. It seasoned and exercised your thinking. I had to do everything on my own, Clawson, 90, said. I couldnt call a meeting and get a bunch of other decisions and inputs. In a hot aircraft like the B26 Martin Marauder you had to

Matt Dawson LLB 38 att Dawson was no freshfaced kid when he joined the military during World War II. In 1944, when he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was stationed in San Diego, Dawson had been out of law school for six years, was the Gregg County judge, and was married with two children. At 28, Dawson was comparatively older than most of the recruits around him, so he was made a company commander. In an oral history conducted in 2010 for the Baylor University Institute for Oral History, Dawson, a

Because You Have Lived One of the most beloved educators in Baylor Law School history is the late Dean Angus S. McSwain Jr.. Like many young men of his era, World War II interrupted his college studies. In 1943, he joined the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and was discharged in 1946 as a first lieutenant. After earning a bachelors degree in civil engineering from Texas AM in 1947, he moved on to Baylor Law School, where he earned his JD in 1949. He remained at Baylor Law in the capacity of a profe


From LR Chris McSwain, Andy McSwain, Professor Thomas M. Featherston Jr., and Sherry Featherston. For almost three years, a of dean. There arent many brilliant and gentle spirit professors like him. We has been missing from didnt fear him, but we did Baylor Law School. respect him and wanted to On May 29, 2011, do well in his class. former Dean Angus S. Baylor Lawyer Andy McSwain Jr. passed away McSwain JD 84, Dean unexpectedly while McSwains son, knows the driving to church. His memory has liv

W ith the exception of a few movies and a television show here and there, the military justice system can be something of a mystery for the average person and law student. But a new course at Baylor Law School is introducing students to the reality of criminal justice within the U.S. military and what an officer in the Judge Advocate Generals JAG Corps can reasonably expect in his or her career. Taught by Lt. Col. Wade Faulkner JD 01, the military justice course was first offered during the Win

but the rules of evidence are almost As a result, Faulkner approached identical to federal rules of evidence. Baylor Laws Practice Court program Sentencing also takes place immediately director, Professor Gerald Powell, after findings, and, with very few about the possibility of starting a exceptions, there are no mandatory military justice course. minimums. Sentences usually fall within We thought a military justice course four areas monetary, loss of rank, was a good idea, said Professor Powe

JOHN LEJEUNE JD 02 TIM KEANE JD 13 C BAYLOR LAW SCHOOLS VETERANS ASSISTANCE CLINIC CONTINUES TO HELP FORMER MILITARY MEMBERS IN NEED of the law, which are outside the regular practice of the attorneys, Combs said. Since fall 2012, when Baylor Law Professor Bridget Fuselier launched the Veterans Assistance Clinic, the project has found a home at the Veterans OneStop Center in Waco. Operated by veterans and PROFESSOR community volunteers, the Veterans BRIDGET FUSELIER OneStop Center provides

The clinic was originally funded in the summer That kind of realworld experience is of 2012 by a 22,000 grant from the Texas Access to very beneficial to students, Combs said, Justice Foundation. In the winter of 2012, the Texas Bar but he added that it could be hard for his Foundation provided a 10,000 grant. In July, the Texas nonveteran Law School peers to believe Access to Justice Foundation renewed its original grant. the overwhelming legal issues some former The bar foundation money was se

A LU M N I N OTE S 1957 L. Lloyd MacDonald became the inaugural recipient of the Midland County Bar Associations Judge John G. Hyde Memorial Award on Sept. 20, 2013. MacDonald was given the award in recognition of his integrity, work ethic, love of the law, courtroom etiquette, courtesy to other attorneys, fairness, public service, and commitment to community service all attributes of the character and lifestyle of the awards namesake. 1983 Keith Branyon of Jackson Walkers Forth Worth off

2007 Tiffany Roach Martin, an associate in the Albuquerque office of Modrall Sperling, has been selected as a member of Albuquerques 2013 class of 40 Under Forty. Martin and the other honorees were selected from a pool of more than 400 nominations of successful, talented, and caring young professionals. THE FOLLOWING BAYLOR LAWYERS HAVE BEEN SELECTED FOR INCLUSION IN TEXAS SUPER LAWYERS 2013 BY THOMSON REUTERS Otway Denny Jr. JD 73, Norton Rose Fulbright Top 100 Houston, Norton Rose Fulbri

ST U D E N T N OTE S Baylor Wins Emory Civil Rights Competition The team of Faith Johnson and Kelsey Warren won first place at the Emory University School of Law Civil Rights and Liberties Moot Court Competition in October. Warren also won the award for Best Oralist. The team of Brittney Symons and Scott Nyitray also competed. Mack Kidd Competition Results National Entertainment Law Moot Court Competition Luda Chuba and Neyma Figueroa advanced to the finals of the Mack Kidd Administrative and

Graduation Day BAYLOR LAW SCHOOLS FALL 2013 COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY took place Nov. 9 at First Baptist Church of Waco. Congratulations Baylor Lawyers 21 D O C KET C A LL S P R I N G 1 4

FAC U LT Y N OTE S Thomas M. Featherston Jr. PUBLICATIONS Wests Texas Practice GuideProbate, 2013 Edition Substantial revision in view of effective date of new Texas Estates Code, 1114, Three Volumes coauthored PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES Articles Editor, Trusts Estates, Probate Property, published six times a year by the Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section of the American Bar Association. Member, Planning and Publications Committees of the ABAs Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Secti

A LU M N I O B I T UA R I E S John Pannill Camp LLB 50, 87, passed away on Sept. 14, 2013, after a brief illness. Camp was born Oct. 13, 1925, in Fort Worth. He volunteered for the Navy in 1942 at age 17 and served as a gunner in PBYs and Avengers in World War II. After the war he graduated from Baylor University and attended Baylor Law School. He was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in September 1950, and practiced law in Abilene and Fort Worth until his death. Camp was invited to be a member


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BACK IN TI M E Before there was the Sheila Walter Umphrey Law Center, before there was Morrison Constitution Hall, Baylor Law students attended some of their classes at the Law Annex located near the Tidwell Bible Building across the street from the Carroll Library. The Law Annex was conveniently located at least for the students near Baylor Drug on the corner of Fifth Street and Speight Avenue. Here, a group of Baylor Law students takes a break in front of Baylor Drug. This photo, taken abo

No.1 READY Spring March 37, 2014 PRACTICE AND Looking for a summer clerk or fulltime lawyer ONCAMPUS INTERVIEWS Fall Session I August 1822, 2014 Fall Session II October 610, 2014 Baylor Lawyers are bright, talented, hardworking and practice ready. In 2014, Baylor Law School will o er various opportunities for you to connect with students and recent graduates. With a 97.52 pass rate on the July bar exam, Baylor Law School continues to claim the No.1 spot in Texas. For more information, c

SCHOOL OF LAW One Bear Place 97288 Waco, TX 767987288 Established in 1857, Baylor Law School is ranked third in the nation for advocacy by U.S. News and World Report. Every year, Baylor Law students achieve one of the highest bar passage rates in the country and enjoy an excellent career placement rate. Baylor Law is committed to being one of the smallest law schools in the nation. With a total student body of 380 Fall 2013, we are able to offer more personalized attention to each student. TO

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