For a young lawyer, graduating from law school and passing the bar exam are keys 1 and 1A to getting started on a successful career. Those same moments are important for the law school itself, too.
After learning several days earlier that Baylor had led the state once again in bar exam pass rate, Baylor Law School graduated 70 students in early May.
Two of those graduates, Josh Fogelman and Jeff Watters, will join two other recent law grads, Katy Boatman and Ashley Franklin, as clerks for the Texas Supreme Court in 2008-09. Only 18 clerks were hired by the state’s highest court, and Baylor Law School has four of them.
To top it off, a Baylor Law alumnus, Roland Johnson (pictured), finds himself well on his way to the aforementioned “successful career.” Johnson (BA ’73, BS ’76, JD ’79) was voted president-elect of the State Bar of Texas. He will serve as president in 2009-2010, following another Baylor lawyer, Harper Estes (JD ’79), who will begin his term as president of the State Bar of Texas in June.
Sic ’em, Baylor law alums!