Wednesday, October 12, 2005
Baylor Law School has announced that Professor Bill Trail is retiring after 23 years on the faculty. Trail, who is currently teaching Contracts I and II at the Waco, Texas, school, will be moving to Corpus Christi.
“This is a bittersweet moment,” said Dean Brad Toben, who noted that Trail has also been “a superb classroom teacher who is consistently cited by our first-year students as being a very notable influence on their academic life and on their perspectives in the first-year experience.” He also played a big role in the success of Baylor’s interscholastic advocacy teams and was chair of the school’s ten-year building project.
Trail earned a B.A.(Phi Beta Kappa) from Michigan State and a J.D. from Virginia. He joined the Baylor faculty in 1982, after stints with Navy J.A.G., the Civil Division of the Justice Department, and private practice. Currently the Darrell L. Keith Professor of Law and Medicine, he’s written casebooks on Health Law, Health Care Litigation, and Federal Courts.