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W I N T E R 13 David M. Guinn Professor 2013 BAYLOR LAWYER OF THE YEAR PLUS SCHOLARSHIP AND DONOR RECOGNITION

V O LU M E 1 2 2 W I N T E R 13 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 MASTER TEACHER SCHOLARSHIP AND DONOR RECOGNITION 2013 6 PROFESSOR DAVID M. GUINN 2013 BAYLOR LAWYER OF THE YEAR BACK IN TIME 4 Deans Letter 17 Class Snapshot 18 Commencement Photos 19 Alumni Notes 20 Faculty Notes 21 Obituaries Baylor University School of Law. All Rights Reserved. 26 10 24 ALUMNI WEEKEND

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 THE GODFATHER. SAY THAT TO JUST ABOUT ANY BAYLOR L AW YER AND HE OR SHE WILL KNOW EX ACTLY WHOM YOU MEAN PROFESSOR DAVID M. GUINN. AS DAVID BEGINS HIS 48TH YEAR OF TEACHING HERE AT BAYLOR LAW SCHOOL, I AM HAPPY TO SAY THAT HE HAS BEEN HONORED AS THE 2013 BAYLOR LAWYER OF THE YEAR. OR PERHAPS I SHOULD SAY BAYLOR LAW SCHOOL IS HONORED TO HAV

Baylor Law School has an enviable endowment. Based on the latest available American Bar Association Section on Legal Education data, the Law School endowment, at 107 million, stands at 24th overall among the 203 ABA accredited law schools in the nation. These numbers are impressive, and we credit this to the hundreds of alumni who have established and continue to fund scholarships, whether through current gifts or planned giving. They create these scholarships in their names, for a family member

he can never tell where his influence stops. HENRY ADAMS, A teacher affects eternity JOURNALIST, HISTORIAN

IN HIS ALMOST 48 YEARS OF TEACHING AT BAYLOR LAW SCHOOL, H AN ESTIMATED 7,000 STUDENTS HAVE PASSED THROUGH PROFESSOR GUINNS CLASSES. is former students are now attorneys, judges, politicians, public servants, corporate lawyers, entrepreneurs, and more. As with all great educators, Guinns influence runs deep and wide and has earned him the affectionate sobriquet, The Godfather. Guinn is an enduring presence at Baylor Law School and throughout the Texas legal system. He cares deeply about his st

Davids father was a wellrespected educator in Cleburne, and David just had teaching in his veins. From the time we were just kids, he always distinguished himself from the rest of us by tremendous academic discipline and he really took it seriously, Chandler said. Theres no question that being around David as kids taking classes was a very uplifting thing. He could always help direct you to the right answer. After graduating from Baylor Law, Guinn began working for the Securities and Exchange Co

Lyndon L. Olson Jr., former U.S. ambassador to Sweden, attended Baylor Law in the early 1970s when Guinn was a young professor and Olson was a young member of the Texas Legislature. I just absolutely loved David Guinns courses, said Olson, who went from student to friend. I think his power has been in his ability to take some very complicated law and to talk about what it means, not only as to the letter of the law, but also the legislative intent. What was the judicial understanding He, for me,

Thomas R. Bond Memorial Scholarship Bourland, Wall Wenzel, P.C. Scholarship Awarded to a student or students having a particular interest in taxation or estate planning. Herbert Boyland Scholarship James Brady Memorial Scholarship An endowed scholarship given by Mrs. Theresa Brady in memory of her husband, James Brady. Turner and Margaret Moses Branch Scholarship The scholarship is for full tuition and also provides a very generous living expense stipend. It is awarded to a deserving student fr

Randall P. Cavender Memorial Scholarship An endowed scholarship given by Mr. and Mrs. Cary Dorman in memory of Randall P. Cavender of the Baylor Law School Class of 1976. Reich OHara Chandler Memorial Scholarship An endowed scholarship given in memory of Reich OHara Chandler by John Eddie Williams, Walter Umphrey, and other colleagues and friends of George and Martha Chandler. Awarded to a deserving student exhibiting the character, faith, and professionalism of Reich OHara Chandler. John and Ma

S C H O L A R S H I P Judge Sam S. Emison Scholarship An endowed scholarship given in memory of Judge Sam S. Emison by his family and friends. Awarded to a student interested in the area of family law. Judge Harold Engstrom Scholarship An endowed scholarship given in memory of Judge Harold Engstrom by Timothy and Sandra Ferguson. Awarded to a deserving student with special consideration given to a student who, by persistent determination, overcame significant physical or emotional obstacles to e

Edward Lewis Von Hohn Scholarship An endowed scholarship given in memory of Edward Lewis Von Hohn by his mother, Wyla Hohn. Awarded to a student who demonstrates an interest and aptitude in the area of intellectual property. Gordon and Jamie Hollon Scholarship Paulanne Ream Hoover Scholarship An endowed scholarship given by the estate of Paulanne Ream Hoover, a 1937 graduate of Baylor Law School. David and Lorraine Hoppenstein Scholarship Professor Edwin P. and Arden Horner Scholarship An endowe

S C H O L A R S H I P Will A. and Elaine Knight Scholarship Kevin and Diane Krist Scholarship W. James Kronzer Scholarship An endowed scholarship given by a friend in honor of W. James Kronzer in appreciation of his ability as an attorney. The Honorable Frederick W. Kuechenmeister Scholarship An endowed scholarship given by the estate of the Hon. Frederick W. Kuechenmeister. Shirley and Harold J. Laine Jr. Scholarship Law School Class of 195354 Scholarship An endowed scholarship given in honor a

Joseph Milton Nance Scholarship Annual fulltuition scholarships for one or more students whose undergraduate work was undertaken at Texas AM University. Awarded based upon recommendations made by a selection committee at Texas AM University. David A. and Elaine Edwards Nelson Scholarship 1975 Practice Court Class Pecan Crop Scholarship An endowed scholarship given by the 1975 Practice Court Class. Harold W. Nix Scholarship Harold W. Nix Scholarship II An endowed scholarship given in honor of Har

S C H O L A R S H I P Vernon L. Smith Memorial Scholarship An endowed scholarship given in memory of Vernon L. Smith by his wife, Mrs. Doris M. Smith, and Mr. R. Matt Dawson. Bonnie Kay Sommerfeld Memorial Scholarship An endowed scholarship given in memory of Bonnie Kay Sommerfeld, who was the Placement Director up until her death in 1984, by her father, the late Rudy A. Sommerfeld. Ray Eileen and Robert Stahala Scholarship Awarded to a deserving student on the basis of financial need, moral cha

S N A P S H OT PROFILE OF THE FALL 86 ENROLLED 2013 ENTERING CLASS STATES REPRESENTED MEDIAN LSAT .....................................................161 25 LSAT .............................................................158 75 LSAT .............................................................162 RESIDENCY OUTOFSTATE RESIDENTS ONE OF WHOM IS INTERNATIONAL 22 64 INSTATE RESIDENTS GENDER FEMALES MALES 33 53 16 3 NATIVE AMERICAN MINORITIES 3 ASIAN 2 AFRICAN 18.60 AMERICAN 8 HISPANIC

Graduation Day BAYLOR LAW SCHOOLS SUMMER 2013 COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY took place Aug. 3 at Waco Hall. Congratulations Baylor Lawyers 18 D O C KET C A LL W I N T E R 1 3

A LU M N I N OTE S 1950 Gibson Gayle Jr. is currently serving in the House of Delegates for the American Bar Association. He is a partner in the Houston office of Norton Rose Fulbright. Ken Stohner of the firm Jackson Walker was selected for inclusion in the 2013 edition of Chambers USA Americas Leading Lawyers for Business. He was ranked in the category of bankruptcyrestructuring Texas. The Honorable Leonard E. Davis, Chief Judge of the U.S. District 1998 1975 of Carstens Cahoon, LLP in Dal

FAC U LT Y N OTE S Thomas M. Featherston Professor and The Mills Cox Professor of Law PRESENTATIONS Asset Protection Planning Getting Ready for Marriage in Texas, South Texas College of Laws 28th Annual Wills and Probate Institute, Houston, Sept. 20, 2013 Recent Developments in Estate Planning and Administration, Community Bank and Trusts luncheon, Waco, Sept. 6, 2013 His, Her Or Their Property A Primer On Marital Property Law In the Community Property States, 2013 Skills Training for Estate

A LU M N I O B I T UA R I E S Billy Frank Collins LLB 54 passed away peacefully was awarded the Air Medal and was honorably discharged in 1946. Ernst attended Texas AI College, University of Wichita, Sam Houston State University prelaw, and graduated from Baylor Law School in 1950. Ernst joined the Harris County District Attorneys Office in 1955 and participated actively as a prosecuting attorney until 1972, when he resigned as chief of the felony trial division to move to Huntsville to become a

A LU M N I O B I T UA R I E S William Michael Leebron II JD 71, 68, passed away on and lived there his whole life. He graduated from Arlington Heights High School in 1953. He attended Texas AM and graduated in 1959 with a degree in mathematics. Thereafter, he attended Baylor Law School, where he was a member of Delta Theta Phi law fraternity. He graduated from law school in May 1962. After Law School, Shaw worked for the Texas Highway Department in its land acquisition department doing title wor

Distinguished public servant, alumnus and former University trustee Jack E. Hightower LLB 51. The former State Representative, State Senator, U.S. Congressman and Texas Supreme Court Justice died Aug. 3, 2013, in Austin following a long illness. He was 86. Born in Memphis, Texas in 1926, Hightowers public service began before he graduated from Baylor, with a twoyear stint in the Navy from 194446. He returned to Baylor after the Navy and received his BA in 1949 and his law degree in 1951. In 1951

OCT.45 Alumni Weekend WITH THE LARGEST ATTENDANCE EVER, MORE THAN 250 ALUMNI, FRIENDS, AND FAMILY JOINED THE FUN. 24 D O C KET C A LL W I N T E R 1 3

BACK IN TI M E Baylor Law Professor Loy Simpkins addresses a class in Morrison Constitution Hall in 1967, where he taught Trusts Estates. Simpkins began teaching at Baylor Law in 1965 until his death in 1983. Professor David M. Guinn credits Simpkins with starting him on his nowlegendary fitness regimen. He started me running in 1968, Guinn said. We would go to the Marrs McLean Gym, which was contiguous to Morrison Constitution Hall. Wed suit up. We would run to the end of Oakwood Cemetery and

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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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