Since its inception, the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core has helped many Baylor students prepare for the rigors of law school. One of our many pre-law graduates, Raymond Panneton (’10), recently contacted us with the following update:
After graduating from Baylor with a B.A. in Political Science, I earned a J.D. at Texas Southern University—Thurgood Marshall School of Law, where I served as an executive board member. I currently practice law with the Talaska Law Firm in Houston, focusing on complex medical malpractice and mass torts. In addition to my legal practice, I am a regular contributing columnist in the Texas Lawyer where I publish on technological advances in the practice of law. I am married to Hailey Panneton (Baylor ’12- Philosophy/Political Science), and we share our home with our three dogs, Leah, Riley, and Cannoli.
In addition to this update, Raymond was also kind enough to send us a few words of reflection on his experience in BIC and how it helped prepare him for both law school and his work as an attorney. You can read Raymond’s reflection below.
Reflection by Raymond Panneton (’10)
As a practicing attorney, I have the benefit of retrospection. I am now able to look back on my educational experiences and determine what contributed to my overall academic growth and success. As I look back, I can without a doubt point to my BIC experience as one of the best academic decisions I made.
The BIC is designed to be a program that attempts to integrate core academic requirements into one cohesive academic program. This integration of ideas and concepts challenges students to break the compartmentalized nature of higher education, that is, to realize that areas of study often affect and overlap each other. The BIC program not only highlights these areas of overlap, but also trains their students to synthesize this information to see the larger, global picture. Continue reading