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October 2014

National Pretrial Advocacy Competition Champs

A team of four Texas Tech Law students secured the law school’s thirty-second national/international advocacy championship at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida this month. Read more…


    Features

    October 2014

    Supreme Court

    On October 9, the Texas Supreme Court heard two cases on its docket in the Hunt Courtroom at Texas Tech Law. Read more…


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      October 2014

      Jorge

      Rick Rosen

      Dean Darby Dickerson recently named two Texas Tech Law professors to endowed positions. Professor Jorge Ramírez was designated as the inaugural Walter and Anne Huffman Professor, and Professor Richard Rosen was selected as the Glenn D. West Endowed Professor. Read more…


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        October 2014

        Austin College

        Texas Tech Law recently finalized its partnership with Austin College’s Gateways Initiative, a project linking the college’s undergraduates to law, medicine, health care, and accounting graduate programs across the country. Read more…


          Features

          October 2014

          Family & Friends Day

          Approximately 130 students and their guests attended Family & Friends Day on Friday, October 10. Judge Craig Smith (’76), Presiding Judge of the 192nd Civil District Court, delivered welcome remarks as parent-chair for the day. His son Austin is a 2L.

          Pictured: Laura Monroe (’82) of Perdue Brandon Fielder Collins & Mott, LLP in Lubbock with her son, Alex Monroe (’17).


            Alumni

            October 2014

            Dean Darby Dickerson hosted dinner at Muze for Washington, D.C. area alums on October 15. Pictured [left to right]: Development Officer Kevin Goertzen, Suzan Herskowitz (’86), Tara Shaw (’02), Jonathan Sarager (’12), Hans Rickhoff (’01), and Dean Darby Dickerson.


              Features

              October 2014

              Vickie Sutton

              Dr. Victoria Sutton, Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development and Director of the Center for Biodefense, Law, and Public Policy, was named to Governor Rick Perry’s Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response. The task force was created in response to the Ebola virus diagnosis in the Dallas area. Sutton will provide legal, regulatory, and policy support in the discussions and activities of the task force that may result in recommendations to the governor. Click here to read the governor’s press release.


                Faculty / Staff

                October 2014

                LLM Trip to Cadillac Ranch

                After six years of service to the Low Income Tax Clinic, Judge Robert H. Bean Professor Vaughn James assumed leadership of the LL.M. in United States Legal Studies Program. This year’s program recruited eight LL.M. students and six foreign exchange students. The students visited Palo Duro Canyon and Amarillo earlier this month, and were greeted with a Texas Tech Law logo at Cadillac Ranch that had been painted by the Amarillo-based Underwood Law Firm.


                  Faculty / Staff

                  October 2014

                  Rishi Award

                  Professor Rishi Batra was one of four Texas Tech University faculty members to receive the Texas Tech University Teaching Academy’s inaugural Lawrence Schovanec Teaching Development Scholarship. The scholarship was awarded to faculty members interested in attending a conference dedicated to teaching and learning.

                  Pictured [left to right]: Professor Rishi Batra; Dr. Shannon Bichard, Associate Professor in the College of Media & Communication and Chair of the Teaching Academy Executive Council; Dr. Claudia Cogliser, Associate Dean of the Graduate School and Associate Professor of Management in the Rawls College of Business; Dr. Angela Mariani, Associate Professor of Musicology at the Texas Tech University School of Music; and Dr. Lawrence Shovanec, Texas Tech University Provost.


                    Features

                    October 2014

                    WTLL - Spivey

                    On September 26, Texas Tech Law inducted Broadus Spivey as its first West Texas Legal Legend of the 2014–2015 academic year. Spivey has been likened to Atticus Finch for his service across the state, from his solo practice in Lubbock to a partnership with former American Association for Justice President Bob Gibbins in Austin. Spivey has served as president of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, president of the State Bar of Texas, and president of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. In his remarks, former Texas Tech Law Dean W. Frank Newton said Spivey has tried and been involved in the appeal of more than 500 cases, placing him in an elite category of lawyers statewide and nationwide. Texas Tech University Chancellor Robert Duncan (’81) credited Spivey for knowing that it’s not about winning or losing the case, but rather representing the client and making sure all the facts are known.

                    Pictured [left to right]: Dean Darby Dickerson, Ruth Ann Spivey, Broadus Spivey, Chancellor Robert Duncan, and W. Frank Newton.