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November 2014

ELSS

After a successful launch with inaugural speaker Russell Gold, senior energy reporter at the Wall Street Journal, Texas Tech Law’s Energy Law Lecture Series continued its momentum with two distinguished speakers to close out the fall semester. Read more…


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    November 2014

    When asked, “What are some of your leadership experiences?” in future job interviews, Grace Preston (’15) will be more than prepared to answer. Read more…


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      November 2014

      Josue Galvan - Pro Bono

      Second-year student Josue Galvan played an integral role in organizing the recent Wills Clinic hosted by Texas Tech Law and Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas (LANWT).  At the two-part clinic, law students and local attorneys partnered to provide estate-planning legal services to underserved members of the community. Read more…


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        November 2014

        Advocacy

        Congratulations to 2Ls Kristen Vander-Plas [left] and C.J. Baker [right], who were named the second- and third-best oralists in the preliminary rounds of the National Entertainment Law Moot Court Competition at Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, California. Earlier this month, 2Ls Courtney Kenisky, Matt Loving, and Nick Pilcher finished second in the championship round of the National Health Law Moot Court Competition at Southern Illinois University School of Law. The team’s margin of loss was just 42 hundredths of a point, reportedly the narrowest in the competition’s history.


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          November 2014

          Mark Lanier presenting

          Speaking to a packed room in the auditorium that bears his name, Mark Lanier returned to his alma mater on November 13 to present and sign copies of his new book, Christianity on Trial: A Lawyer Examines the Christian Faith.


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            November 2014

            Alumni BBQ

            Alumni, faculty, staff, students, and friends of the law school attended the fourth annual Alumni BBQ on November 1. Guests enjoyed game-day comfort food, a photo booth, and entertainment by student musicians Justin Beiser (’15), Benton Leachman (’16), and Drew Thomas (’15).


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              November 2014

              The Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal hosted its second State of the Legislature event on October 24 in the Hunt Courtroom. Adjunct Professor Don Richards (’84) moderated the panel discussion featuring State Representative John Frullo (District 84) and newly-elected Texas State Senator Charles Perry.


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                November 2014

                ALLP - Aliza Wong

                Dr. Aliza Wong, associate professor of History, director of European Studies, and associate dean in the Honors College at Texas Tech University, visited the law school on November 3 to discuss “Finding Your Voice.” Wong also serves on the Faculty Senate, is a member of the Teaching Academy, serves as the faculty liaison for the Cross Cultural Academic Advancement Center (CCAAC), and sits on the Research Advisory Council, the Strategic Planning Council, and the Graduate Council.


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                  November 2014

                  Diversity Panel

                  On November 17, Professor Rick Rosen moderated a panel of Texas Tech Law LL.M. students regarding law practice diversity in foreign countries. The panel was the debut event in the law school’s new Diversity Series, which will offer a different diversity-themed event each month.


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                    November 2014

                    Burbridge Plaque

                    Three recipients of the Robert J. and Ann Burbridge Caprock Regional Public Defender Clinic Award are listed on a plaque recently affixed to the entrance of the Clinical Programs office. The award, funded by Ann Burbridge in memory of her husband Robert, has been conferred to one exceptional student attorney each year since the Caprock Regional Public Defender Clinic was founded.