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Features

December 2016

Richard Rosen Named Interim Dean of Texas Tech Law

Richard Rosen, the Glenn D. West Endowed Professor of Law and the Director of the Center for Military Law and Policy, has been named the interim dean of Texas Tech Law. Read more…


    Features

    December 2016

    Texas Tech Law Honors 16 Graduates at December Hooding Ceremony

    On December 17, 16 J.D. students participated in the Texas Tech Law hooding ceremony. Pictured above: keynote speaker L. Timothy Perrin (’87), President of Lubbock Christian University. Read more…


      Features

      December 2016

      2016 Distinguished Alumni and Distinguished Services Award Winners Announced

      Texas Tech Law is privileged to announce the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients, Rankin Gasaway (’88) and Bill Mateja (’86), and the 2016 Distinguished Services Award recipients, Chester Grudzinski (’81) and Justice Mackey Hancock (’74). Read more…


        Alumni

        December 2016

        Priscilla Camacho (’05) of San Antonio

        This month’s Sidebar Spotlight visited with Priscilla Camacho, vice president of education and workforce for the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce. Read more…


          Faculty / Staff

          December 2016

          Faculty & Staff Join Together to Serve Breakfast for Dinner

          Students enjoyed biscuits & gravy, bacon, eggs, and coffee at the Breakfast for Dinner on December 1 in the Law School Forum. The breakfast was served by law school faculty and staff, and gave students the opportunity to unwind before beginning final exams. Pictured above serving, left to right: Professor Wes Cochran, Assistant Dean Janessa Walls, Professor Gerry Beyer, and Professor Alyson Drake.


            Students

            December 2016

            Board of Barristers Give Back to NorthWest Legal Aid of Texas

            The Board of Barristers presented Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas with more than $1,600 on December 2. The Board raised the funds by hosting Prof-Off, a mock-trial event held during the Fall semester. This year’s Prof-Off pitted Professor Robert Sherwin against Professor Cassie Christopher, with Professor Sherwin prevailing.


              Alumni

              December 2016

              Ann-Marie Carruth (’06) of Lubbock

              Ann-Marie Carruth, Justice of the Peace for Precinct 4 in Lubbock, has been accepted into the Master of Judicial Studies degree program at the University of Nevada, Reno.


                Alumni

                December 2016

                Thomas R. McCulloch (’07) of Houston

                Thomas R. McCulloch was named a partner by Andrews Kurth Kenyon. McCulloch practices civil litigation and has defended managed-care entities and administration in many aspects of benefits litigation.


                  Alumni

                  December 2016

                  Brian Loncar (’87) of Dallas

                  Texas Tech Law School Foundation Board Trustee Brian Loncar passed away on December 4. Brian was kind and generous, and he will certainly be missed by his family, friends, colleagues and the entire Texas Tech Law community.

                  In memory of Brian, several alums have generously contributed to a Student Wellness Patio, which is currently in the planning and design stages. The Student Wellness Patio was an idea brought forth by current Texas Tech Law students to provide a designated outside area to honor Brandon Robinson and Adam Brzostowski, two students who recently passed away. The patio will allow the law school to honor the memory of all students and alums while providing a peaceful space for law students to relax. For more information about the patio, please contact Karen Holden, Director of Development and Donor Relations, at karen.holden@ttu.edu or 806-834-4910.


                    Faculty / Staff

                    December 2016

                    Read more for a recap of our faculty’s recent scholarship activity. Read more…


                      Features

                      November 2016

                      Advocacy

                      The Texas Tech Law Advocacy Program brought home the 39th national championship in school history after defeating Stanford Law School in the final round of the National Appellate Advocacy Tournament for Religious Freedom held in South Bend, Indiana. Lorna McMillon (‘14) coached the team. The team, featuring 3Ls Emilie Blake, Mariah Mauck, Jessica Morrison, and Sarah Scrivner, also won Best Brief honors.
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                        Alumni

                        November 2016

                        Eichman

                        This month’s Sidebar Spotlight visited with Judge Billy Eichman, judge of the 364th District Court in Lubbock.

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