Contact Persons: Professors Counseller, Fraley, or Wren
A Baylor Law School Special Distinction in Litigation—which is recognized at graduation and becomes part of a student’s permanent transcript—may be awarded to graduates who successfully complete any one of the litigation professional tracks, who are selected as a team member for a national-level mock trial team, who complete at least five additional hours beyond the litigation professional track (for which mock trial team hours count), and who maintain a GPA of at least 3.3 in the 22 to 24 hours of courses designated by the student to be counted toward the Special Distinction. In light of Baylor Law School’s national ranking and reputation for outstanding advocacy, a Baylor Law School Special Distinction in Litigation is designed to identify a top tier of future trial advocates.
Requirements for Special Distinction in Litigation
- Successful completion of any approved litigation track: Administrative Practice, Business Litigation, Criminal Law Practice, Family Law Practice, General Civil Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation, Public Interest Law.
- Competing as part of the Baylor Law Mock Trial Team, including one or more of the following: (1) competing as an attorney in either the TOC, NCTC, AAJ or NTC competitions; or (2) competing as an attorney on at least two different mock trial teams including at least one team during your 3L year.
- Completion of at least 3 additional hours (in addition to capstone) from a long list of potential courses which have not already been counted toward the first litigation track.
- A GPA of 3.3 in all track courses1 (including additional hours as required above) will be required for a student to receive the Special Distinction designation.
If a student has taken more than the minimum number of hours of track courses and a grade in a course that is not required for receipt of the Special Distinction would result in the GPA being below the requirement, that grade need not be included in the GPA calculation. If a grade in a track course that is required for receipt of the Special Distinction causes the GPA to be below the requirement, grades in track courses beyond the number of hours required for the Special Distinction may be included in order to raise the GPA in the track courses.
Litigation Additional Electives
Complete at least 3 additional hours (in addition to capstone) of courses which have not already been counted toward the first litigation track from this group.
|LAW 9235||Administration of Estates||2|
|LAW 9268||Administrative Law: Federal||2|
|LAW 9287||Administrative Law: Texas||2|
|LAW 9350||Advanced Criminal Procedure||3|
|LAW 9V10||Advocacy Team||2|
|LAW 9247||Alternative Dispute Resolution||2|
|LAW 9322||Business Organizations 2||3|
|LAW 9319||Business Transactions: Mergers & Acquisitions||3|
|LAW 9386||Business Torts||3|
|LAW 9256||Civil Rights Actions||2|
|LAW 9227||Client Relations||2|
|LAW 9324||Complex Litigation||3|
|LAW 9383||Conflict of Laws||3|
|LAW 9349||Consumer Protection||3|
|LAW 9316||Contract Drafting & Negotiation||3|
|LAW 9384||Creditors' Remedies||3|
|LAW 9362||Employment Discrimination||3|
|LAW 9372||Employment Relations||3|
|LAW 9366||Environmental Law||3|
|LAW 9370||Family Law||3|
|LAW 9299||Family Law Advocacy & Procedure||2|
|LAW 9323||Federal Courts||3|
|LAW 9V93||Field Placement (Prosecutorial)||2|
|LAW 9V93||Field Placement (State Agency or Judicial (administrative law)||2|
|LAW 9285||Healthcare Fraud & Abuse||2|
|LAW 9357||Healthcare Law||3|
|LAW 9373||Immigration Law||3|
|LAW 9341||Insurance Law||3|
|LAW 9200||Intellectual Property Litigation: Patent Advocacy||2|
|LAW 9254||Juvenile Justice||2|
|LAW 9208||Labor Law Seminar||2|
|LAW 9309||Natural Resources Protection Law||3|
|LAW 9249||Oil & Gas Law||2|
|LAW 9119||Patent Litigation Capstone||1|
|LAW 9260||Patent Practice & Disputes||2|
|LAW 9255||Post Conviction Procedure: Criminal Appeals||2|
|LAW 9259||Post Conviction Procedure: Sentencing||2|
|LAW 9258||Products Liability||2|
|LAW 9344||Securities Regulation||3|
|LAW 9352||Texas Criminal Practice & Procedure||3|
|LAW 9353||Trial Advocacy: Advanced Discovery Management||3|
|LAW 9263||Trial Advocacy: Advanced Trial Preparation||2|
|LAW 9220||Trial Advocacy: Beginning Advocacy Skills||2|
|LAW 9313||Water Law||3|
|LAW 9332||Wealth Transfers||3|
|LAW 9351||White Collar Crime||3|