• Law professor, alums win Supreme Court victory

    Supreme CourtAs a kid, I was satisfied when the Supreme Court of Mom occasionally ruled in my favor in the case of Brother v. Sister over some vitally important issue like who got to pick what was on TV. This, however, is a much bigger deal.

    Last week, a Baylor law professor and two of his students won an important victory from the Supreme Court of the United States. The Court ruled in favor of professor Mark Osler and two of his former students, clarifying an earlier opinion on a case regarding federal sentencing guidelines in crack cocaine cases.

    As counsel, Osler was assisted on the case by former Baylor law students Dustin Benham, now an attorney with the Brown Law Firm in Dallas, and Matthew Acosta, now working as a judicial clerk. What an opportunity for Baylor Law students — to get to be substantially involved in the work of a case that went before the Supreme Court! (Osler discusses the students’ contributions and more in this Q&A with the Waco Tribune-Herald.)

    Sic ’em, Baylor Law!