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Features

September 2014

Russell Gold
Texas Tech Law welcomed Wall Street Journal senior energy reporter Russell Gold to kick off the new Energy Law Lecture Series on September 22. Read more…


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    September 2014

    7th Court

    Texas Tech Law can now boast that it is the only law school in the country to have an entire court teach joined courses.

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      September 2014

      SOTLS

      Dean Darby Dickerson delivered the 2014 State of the Law School address to faculty, staff, and students on September 10.

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        September 2014

        President Nellis

        The Academy for Leadership in the Legal Profession welcomed Texas Tech University President M. Duane Nellis, Ph.D. as its inaugural speaker for the 2014–2015 school year. Nellis shared various leadership strategies he has used as a university administrator.


          Features

          September 2014

          Blake Morant

          The Texas Tech Law Review welcomed George Washington University School of Law Dean and Association of American Law Schools President-Elect Blake D. Morant as its 2014 Huffman Distinguished Lecturer. The lecture series was established in 2010 to honor Dean Emeritus Walter B. Huffman (’77). Morant’s presentation, “Dialogues in Professionalism and Diversity,” closely mirrored the acceptance speech he will deliver once he is formally elected as AALS president during the association’s annual conference in Washington, D.C. this January.


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            September 2014

            SBOT - Jennifer Doan

            On September 15, the Academy for Leadership in the Legal Profession coordinated a special presentation by the State Bar’s Legal Legends Committee of the Litigation Council on “Becoming an Exceptional Lawyer.” Speakers James W. Christian of Christian Smith & Jewell in Houston, and Jennifer Doan of Haltom & Doan in Texarkana [pictured] explained why exceptional lawyers must not shy away from controversy or hardship to protect the rule of law.


              Features

              September 2014

              Tailgate

              Texas Tech Law hosted 58 alumni at its CLE in El Paso on September 5. Read more…


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                September 2014

                Tim Cole Memorial

                The Tim Cole Memorial Park, situated on the southwest corner of 19th Street and University Avenue in Lubbock, was officially unveiled on September 17. The park honors Tim Cole, a former Texas Tech University student who had hoped to study law upon graduation. Cole was wrongfully convicted of raping a fellow student in 1985, and served 13 years of his 25-year sentence before he died in prison. He was exonerated posthumously in 2009, thanks to hundreds of man hours contributed by Texas Tech Law students through the Innocence Project of Texas clinical program. Our students obtained a written confession from the actual perpetrator that cleared Cole’s name and set the stage for a more thorough investigation. Dean Darby Dickerson and Dr. Juan Munoz later presented the Cole family, including his sister, Karen Kennard (’88), with a framed TTU veteran graduation stole embroidered with the Texas Tech Law logo to honor Tim’s military service and unrealized aspiration of a law degree.


                  Alumni

                  September 2014

                  Craig Stoddart

                  Governor Rick Perry appointed Craig Stoddart to replace retired Justice Jim Moseley on the Texas Fifth Court of Appeals for a term to expire at the next general election. The Republican Party Chairmen of Collin, Dallas, Grayson, Hunt, Kaufman and Rockwall Counties also named Stoddart as the Republican nominee in the November 2014 election.


                    Faculty / Staff

                    September 2014

                    Museum magazine, published by the American Alliance of Museums, cited Professor of Law Emeritus Marilyn Phelan’s book Museum Law: A Guide for Officers, Directors, and Counsel as an “essential guide by many in the field.” The fourth edition of her book, which was first published two decades ago, discusses a broad range of domestic and international regulations impacting museums.