• Law School graduation honors 16 graduates — and one canine

    Skeeter with Amy JonesJust heard a very cute story from Baylor Law School’s fall commencement ceremony on Saturday… In addition to the 16 graduates who walked the stage and heard from former FBI director (and Baylor grad) William Sessions, one special attendee was awarded an honorary degree for faithful service to a fellow classmate.

    Skeeter, a Labrador retriever, received an honorary juris “dog-tor” degree alongside his owner, Amy Jones, who also received her law degree Saturday. Jones was paralyzed in a skiing accident in 2002 but persevered to earn her undergraduate degree from Cal State-Chico in 2005 and now her law degree from Baylor. Skeeter, her faithful service dog since 2004, was well-known and well-loved amongst Jones’ classmates and professors after attending three years of classes right alongside her human companion.

    The story has been picked up by not only the Waco Tribune-Herald but also by the Associated Press and thus has started popping up all over the country. KRLD NewsRadio in Dallas featured Jones and Skeeter on a radio show this morning, too.

    Sic ’em, Skeeter, Amy, and Baylor Law class of 2008!

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