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Alumni

May 2017

Glenn West

Congratulations to Glenn West, Partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, on his selection as one of D Magazine’s Best Lawyers in Dallas 2017 list. Honorees are nominated by their peers and then a panel of eminent lawyers meet with D Magazine’s editors to evaluate the Best Lawyers in Dallas list.


    Alumni

    April 2017

    Jim Wright

    Chief Justice Jim R. Wright resides near Eastland, Texas, with wife, Pat. They have seven children/step-children and fifteen grandchildren/step-grandchildren. Read more…


      Alumni

      April 2017

      Jordan, Jason

      Jason Jordan, an associate at Haynes and Boone in Dallas, draws upon his experience as a judicial clerk at the Texas Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to develop arguments that will resonate with decision makers and to convey those arguments in a clear and persuasive manner. He draws upon his memories of Texas Tech Law to determine which charitable organizations to include at the end of each year. Read more…


        Features

        April 2017

        11-cls

        Professor Arnold Loewy and the Texas Tech Law Review proudly sponsored the 11th Annual Criminal Law Symposium on March 31, 2017. Judge Bernice Donald of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals opened the symposium, and Criminal Law Professors from around the country followed in various panel discussions. The three panels focused on prophylactic rules, whether Miranda rights hinder or help the police, and the difference in the right to counsel under the 5th and 6th Amendments.


          Features

          April 2017

          5th Court of Appeals

          The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit heard oral arguments at the Law School Monday, April 3 through Thursday, April 6. U.S. Circuit Judges Jerry E. Smith, Jennifer Walker Elrod, and Catharina Haynes, and U.S. District Judge Robert A. Junell, sitting by designation, heard oral arguments in panels of three.


            Features

            April 2017

            Chili Cook Off 2

            Texas Tech Law hosted 69 accepted students and their guests for the 2017 Accepted Students Weekend.

            A two-day slate of events allowed the up and coming Texas Tech Law Class of 2020 to mingle with professors and potential classmates while getting a feel for Texas Tech Law’s offerings. Participants attended panel discussions where they heard the perspectives of notable alumni, a mock class taught by Professor Gerry Beyer, and a reception where they had an opportunity to meet faculty and current students. Also featured were presentations from career services and financial aid, along with an information fair where they learned more about law school programs, including the advocacy programs, the clinics, and the dual degree programs.

            The weekend concluded with the Student Bar Association Annual Chili Cook-Off giving our accepted students a taste for Texas Tech Law’s camaraderie.


              Features

              April 2017

              Fitzsimmons

              Tom Fitzsimmons, Commissioner of the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation, was the featured speaker for the Texas Tech School of Law Energy Law Lecture Series on April 18. Fitzsimmons discussed “Regulating the Oil & Gas Industry in 2017.”


                Features

                April 2017

                On April 18, the law school’s Center for Water Law and Policy screened the film “A River Between Us.” The film documents the largest river restoration project in American history, examining the complicated conflict and how anger, fear, and distrust have impacted the communities along the Klamath River.

                A panel of experts led a discussion after the film. The panel included Mr. David Sandino, Senior Staff Counsel to the California Department of Water Resources and M. Alexander Pearl, Associate Professor of Law at the Texas Tech School of Law and Associate Director for the Center for Water Law & Policy.


                  Students

                  April 2017

                  Honors and Awards

                  On April 19, Texas Tech Law recognized various achievements of top students, faculty, and staff at the Annual Honors and Awards Ceremony in the Lanier Auditorium. To view the full program, click here.


                    Students

                    April 2017

                    crimmigration

                    On April 14, the Immigration Law Association, Criminal Law Association, Hispanic Law Association, and Black Law Student Association hosted the first ever Crimmigration CLE at the Law School. The CLE focused on providing law practitioners, students, and professors with vital information on the recent immigration law changes that will effect the practice of criminal defense when representing noncitizen clients. Attendees received up to 6.75 hours of Texas CLE Credit, including 2 hours of ethics credit.


                      Students

                      April 2017

                      Biosecurity

                      Texas Tech’s Center for Biodefense, Law, and Public Policy held the 16th Annual Global Biosecurity Symposium on April 21 in the Lanier Auditorium.

                      The symposium featured presentations from several Texas Tech Law students on a variety of topics including infectious diseases and biological weapons.

                      Sheri Dasco, Partner at Seyforth Shaw, and Cheryl Erwin, Director of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Medical Bioethics Program, delivered the keynote speech on Ethical Challenges in Biosecurity and the Lawyer’s Obligations.

                      The symposium concluded with Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development Victoria Sutton recognizing the outgoing Journal for Biosecurity, Biosafety, and Biodefense board of editors. The newly appointed 2017-18 board of editors were also introduced.


                        Features

                        April 2017

                        April 10th to April 14th was National Library Week. All week long, the Law Library celebrated with a number of contests, each with its own prizes.

                        In addition to the Second Annual National Library Week Trivia Night, the Library had four other contests going on all week.