Estate Planning Clinic
Created to serve those who put their lives on the line in the service of their country and local communities, Baylor Law’s Estate Planning Clinic provides accessible, basic estate planning for veterans and first responders (police, firefighters, paramedics, and emergency medical technicians) and their spouses living in and around McLennan County.
Staffed by Baylor Law students under the supervision of clinic director Josh Borderud and guided by Professor Thomas Featherston, students gain valuable, real-world experience helping clients arrange for the transfer of their assets to their heirs through the creation of wills and other legal documents. As cases are assigned, students meet with clients, draft wills, and serve as witnesses at the will execution ceremony. Additionally, clinic staff prepares powers of attorney, medical powers of attorney, directives to physicians, and declarations of guardian.
Throughout the year, the Estate Planning Clinic serves veteran and first responder households. For those cases whose complexities fall outside the realm of the Clinic, Baylor Law will provide contact information for reputable local attorneys.
Open to 2L and 3L students who have completed Trusts & Estates and have earned a faculty recommendation. The Clinic offers aspiring transactional lawyers hands-on exposure to the very kinds of cases they will be handling in practice. At the same time, they see firsthand the impact of their efforts on the lives of the heroic men and women who serve us all.
For more information, please get in touch with clinic director Joshua G. Borderud.