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SUM M ER 13 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 401 Spring 2013, we are able to offer more personalized attention to ea

V O LU M E 1 2 0 SU M M ER 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 12 Catch up and have fun with your fellow Baylor Lawyers. BAYLOR LAWYER OF THE YEAR 6 COURTSIDE CHAMPS BAYLOR LAW SCHOOLS TRANSACTIONAL PROGRAMS PREPARE LAWYERS TO EXCEL IN MANY FIELDS THE OTHER ELITE DAVID HENRY TAKES HIS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY EXPERTISE INTELLECTUAL PURSUITS FRIDAY SATURDAY, OCTOBER 45 ALUMNI WEEKEND EVENTS INCLUDE ALUMNI WEEKEND 2013 Dessert Reception at the home of Jud

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 BAYLOR LAW SCHOOL IS NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED AS HAVING ONE OF THE TOP TRIAL ADVOCACY PROGRAMS IN THE NATION NO. 3 ACCORDING TO THE LATEST RANKINGS FROM U.S. NEWS WORLD REPORT. WHILE WE CERTAINLY ARE PROUD OF OUR ADVOCACY PROGRAM, WE ARE EQUALLY PROUD OF OUR TRANSACTIONAL CURRICULUM AND BELIEVE IT DESERVES WELLJUSTIFIED ATTENTION. IN THIS ISS

BAYLOR LAW SCHOOLS TRANSACTIONAL PROGRAMS PREPARE LAWYERS TO EXCEL IN MANY FIELDS Its been called the best kept secret at Baylor Law School. Baylor Laws formidable transactional curriculum covers real estate, tax, trusts and estates, and business law. The foundation is laid in secondyear required courses in tax and financial transactions, business organizations, and trusts and estates courses that are not required in the vast majority of the nations law schools. With Practice Court properly emp

These are not cookiecutter courses, he added. I adapt them for each student to make them challenging and give them the reallife experience that a young associate would get. Featherston said professors from other law schools always express interest in the capstones, but are shocked at how much oneonone time is involved. We find the time to teach our students in this very personalized way. That is the Baylor difference, Featherston said. Miller said the transactional law courses provide an excelle

Joint Effort As Juli Stibbe was thinking about how she would get her first job in the legal field, she knew she would have to distinguish herself from the rest of the pack of law students also on the hunt for work. She decided having a joint JDMBA degree would provide that critical difference. I thought that working for businesses would be a field that I would enjoy, Stibbe said. As such, getting a masters degree in business seemed like the perfect fit for my future career. I have always had a p

AT alent ForTenacity When the Hon. Leonard E. Davis JD 76 was waitlisted for admission to Baylor Law he decided to demonstrate just how serious he was about attending the school. Each Saturday morning he would appear at the Law School in order to keep himself on thenDean Angus McSwains radar. It worked. The dean said anyone that tenacious would be a great lawyer. McSwains pronouncement was prophetic. Davis, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, has

Intellectual Pursuits BAYLOR LAW SCHOOL ADJUNCT PROFESSOR DAVID HENRY TAKES HIS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY EXPERTISE FAR AND WIDE It is an understatement to say that David Henry JD 85 is a busy man. He is a member and chair of the intellectual property and export control compliance section at Looper Reed McGraw, P.C. in Dallas. He has served as adjunct professor at Baylor Law School for more than 20 years. He teaches in the Hankamer School of Business renowned entrepreneurship program. He helps lea

S N A P S H OT BAYLOR LAW SCHOOL TEAM WINS PRESTIGIOUS 2012 TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS In a year already marked with great victories, a team of Baylor Law School students brought home yet another prominent accolade by winning the 2012 National Institute for Trial Advocacy Tournament of Champions. In the final round, the team of Leah Maxwell JD 13, Stephen Netherton JD 13, David Shaw JD 13, and Blayne Thompson JD 13 defeated the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. Netherton

A LU M N I N OTE S 1961 Wayne Fisher received the Outstanding 50 Year Lawyer Award at the Texas Bar Foundations 2013 Awards ceremony. The Outstanding 50 Year Lawyer Award was the first award established by the Texas Bar Foundation in 1974. The award recognizes attorneys whose practice spanned 50 years or more, and who adhere to the highest principles and traditions of the legal profession and service to the public. Fisher founded the Houston law firm of Fisher, Boyd, Brown Huguenard LLP in 19

A LU M N I O B I T UA R I E S Frank William Allen JD 50, age 95, of Conroe passed away on Jan. 3, 2013. Allen was born in Galveston on Dec. 31, 1917. A World War II veteran, Allen moved to Waco, where he graduated from Baylor Law School in the top onethird of his class. He had a private practice in general civil law from 19501954 with Rex Clawson and Joe L. Albritton. Allen went to work at Schlumberger Well Surveying Corporation in 1954, where he remained until 1966, when he partnered with Kent

ST U D E N T N OTE S Baylor Law Wins Elliott Cup Morgan Harkins and Hunter Oliver, along with brief writer, Travis Cox, won the 2013 Elliott Cup Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition in Houston. Harkins also was recognized as the Second Best Speaker. This victory is the second in a row for Harkins and Oliver. Claire Carroll and Jen Pfanzelt won the Mack Kidd Administrative Law Moot Court Competition. Pfanzelt was recognized as the Best Oralist. The win marks the seventh consecutive year Baylor Law S

FAC U LT Y N OTE S Councils board of directors evaluating and preparing comments on the Supreme Court of Texas proposed rules for Expedited Trials Elected to the Board of Directors of the Texas Association of Defense Counsel, Oct. 1, 2012 Gerald R. Powell Professor and The Abner V. McCall Professor of Evidence Contributing editor, General Connie Powell Nichols Associate Professor of Law RECENT PUBLICATIONS We All Know Its A KnockOff Reevaluating the PostSales Confusion Doctrine i

BACK IN TI M E BAYLOR LAWYERS PRACTICE READY Looking for a summer clerk or fulltime lawyer to join your organization How about one who is bright, talented, hardworking and practice ready If so, please make plans to participate in Baylor Law Schools Fall OnCampus Interviews and Resume Collection August 1923. To register or for more information, contact Monica Wright 254.710.1210 or MonicaWright baylor.edu. Morrison Constitution Hall, named in honor of Ralph W. Morrison, opened in 1955 to serve

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