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Features

December 2014

Fall Hooding Ceremony

Twenty-three Texas Tech Law students were hooded during a ceremony in the Lanier Auditorium on December 13. Read more…


    Development

    December 2014

    The Lubbock Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and Dean Darby Dickerson

    In September 2006, Brendan Edward Murray, then a second-year law student, tragically passed away. In his honor, friends established the “Brendan Murray Criminal Defense Endowed Scholarship.” Read more…


      Features

      December 2014

      Shannon-Brian
      Congratulations to Professor Brian Shannon, one of 40 appointees to the newly-formed NCAA Council! The Council, part of a recent overhaul of NCAA governance structure, will oversee Division 1 legislation. Read more here.


        Features

        December 2014

        On December 18, Lubbock-area alumni and friends attended the Holiday Open House in the law school Forum. The reception was sponsored by State Bar of Texas Board of Directors Chair and Immediate Past President of the Law School Foundation Board Roger Key (’76). Dean Dickerson started a new tradition of recognizing endowed professors with actual “chairs,” which were presented to those who have been appointed during her tenure: Eric Chiappinelli, the Frank McDonald Professor of Law; Jorge Ramírez, the Walter and Anne Huffman Professor of Law; and Richard Rosen, the Glenn D. West Endowed Professor of Law.


          Features

          December 2014

          Breakfast for Dinner

          Texas Tech Law faculty and staff worked the food service line at the law school’s third annual Breakfast for Dinner on November 24. Students enjoyed breakfast burritos, pancakes, hot chocolate, and other comfort food in the stretch leading up to final exams.

          Pictured: Professor Brian Shannon with Unit Manager Betty Ann Thomas, 3L Jake Krominga, and 1L Briana Wilbur.


            Alumni

            December 2014

            Craig Borbolla

            Craig P. Barbolla, an associate with McDonald Sanders, PC, was accepted to Leadership Fort Worth’s 2015 Leading Edge Class. This program connects up-and-coming professionals with influential members of the community to strengthen their leadership skills.


              Alumni

              December 2014

              Ryan Gleason - NM State Director, USDA Rural Development

              Ryan Gleason was appointed chief of staff for New Mexico House Speaker-nominee Nate Gentry. Gleason most recently served as the tax policy and research director for the State of New Mexico. He served as legislative assistant and counsel to Senator Pete V. Domenici from 2001 to 2004, and was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve as the New Mexico state director of USDA Rural Development from 2006 to 2009.


                Faculty / Staff

                December 2014

                Marley Nelson

                This month, Marley Nelson joined the Career Services office as the associate director of employer relations. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Law in 2010 and has served as an assistant state’s attorney at the Champaign County State’s Attorney’s Office in Urbana, Illinois; an associate attorney with Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC in Decatur, Illinois; and an adjunct professor at the University of Illinois College of Law.


                  Features

                  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…


                    Features

                    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…


                      Features

                      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…


                        Features

                        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.